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Flight Attendant Sleep

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There are first class airplane suites and then these cool and secret cabin crew sleeping quarters. On select Boeing's 777 and 787 airliners that fly international routes there are secret stairways that lead to a tiny (yet comfortable) set of windowless bedrooms for flight attendants and pilots. One thing you won't find are any high-tech displays or entertainment centers. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Sikorsky S-97

Similar to Sikorsky's groundbreaking X2 technology, the S-97 Raider also features a pair of fixed coaxial rotors made of rigid, counter-rotating blades along with a six-blade pusher propeller for reduction in hub drag as well a low acoustic signature, high cruise speed and improved high/hot hover performance. Continue reading for a live unveiling video and more information.

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Derek Low

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Travel blogger Derek Low recently got the chance of a lifetime, when he decided to cash in nearly $20,000 USD worth of frequent flyer miles (93,500) for a trip aboard Singapore Airline's First Class Suites. The stunning suites, which are exclusive to the airline's Airbus A380 planes, boast enclosed private cabins complete with sliding doors that 'cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury'. The middle suites offer a full-size bed that can be turned into a double bed, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Boeing 737 Simulator

Laurent Aigon from Aquitane, France had always loved jumbo jets. So, he spent the past 5-years recreating a Boeing 737 cockpit in his child's bedroom using Google for help as well as to source parts from various online vendors. His dream as a boy was to one day become a pilot, but poor grades quickly squashed that. Thankfully, his friend Jean-Paul Dupuy was able to help make the virtual version a reality. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Tom from Blendtec blending the iPhone 6 Plus.

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Passenger Shaming

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Unless you're flying first class all the time, you're bound to encounter some bizarre sights in economy, also known as cattle class. For example, this person decided to do a handstand in their seat, or is an acrobat who can only sleep with their legs up in the air. Unfortunately, things only get stranger from there, and Instagram sensation "Passenger Shaming" has rounded up an interesting gallery for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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Donald Trump Private Jet

So, you've seen the world's most luxurious Las Vegas villas / suites, Maldives resorts, and first class airplane suites. Now here are some of the coolest private jets for wealthy geeks, and there's no better way to start off this list than with a tour of none other than Donald Trump's own private Boeing 757, which is worth an estimated $100-million. It's double the size of the property tycoon's previous Boeing 727 and comes with 24 carat gold, from the sink and faucets in the master bathroom right down to the seat belts. The meeting area features a 52" television and a control box that has a button that instantly gives Mr. Trump access to over a thousand of his favorite movies. Continue reading for more.

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F-22 Raptor

Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems, and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. The Raptor's combination of stealth, aerodynamic performance, and situational awareness gives the aircraft unprecedented air-to-air capabilities. Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force, said in 2004 that the "F-22 will be the most outstanding fighter plane ever built." Continue reading for more interesting photos.

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Flying Secrets

Planning a vacation sometime soon, or just love flying? Here are some interesting facts you should probably know. It's true, the headphones you get during flights are never new as old ones are just cleaned and then repackaged for the next trip. Or, that mobile electronics really won't bring down a place, as some airlines even allow you to use them during takeoff. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of something you'd never expect a tiny dog to do.

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Mystery Red Lights Pacific Ocean

A Boeing 747-8 pilot and his co-pilot spotted a mysterious orange and red glow over the Pacific Ocean, south of the Russian peninsula Kamchatka, during a routine flight from Hong Kong to Anchorage, Alaska. Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst said: "There were no thunderstorms on their route or weather-radar, suggesting the lightning did not originate in a storm. The closer we got, the more intense the glow became, illuminating the clouds and sky below us in a scary orange glow, in a part of the world where there was supposed to be nothing but water." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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You normally find discarded jumbo jet engines in airplane junkyards, but this one was transformed into a futuristic-looking conference table by MotoArt. They simply took the Boeing 747 engine, polished it up, added LED lights as well as mounts for the glass top, and the masterpiece above ensued. Yes, there are even built-in electric outlets to charge your smartphone. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures.

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