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'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

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Ready, set, fly! The ball bearings glued to this bumblebee's legs simulate the weight and placement of pollen loads. The tag on the insect's back is a lightweight sensor, designed to track its movements in flight. Courtesy of Andrew Mountcastle hide caption

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Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

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Former Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, known as Jetman, is the first person to fly a jet-fitted wing. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Ever Dream You Could Fly? 'Jetman' Has. Let Him Tell You About It

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From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

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An American Airlines plane at Miami International Airport in February. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Take Your Seat, The 'No Photography' Sign Is Lit

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