if you happen to be in the path of this, it could be one of the more memorable moments in your life.
Sydney-based writer and photographer, Michael Gebicki has been writing travel articles since 1982 and is Traveller's resident Tripologist.
It's easy to forget the little things that make getting through the airport and into our aircraft seat in double-quick time.
Topography often determines what language you end up speaking.
Most flyers love a shiny new aircraft type, and the latest to be seen in our skies are the Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner.
Some attractions come into their own at night.
There are some great deals but typically also a great many strings.
There's a good reason why the world's first guide book doesn't recommend places to stay - there weren't any.
Airport lounges are the gilded uplands of air travel.
Can you imagine a world without seat-back screens or wheels on suitcases?
Christians make up less than a third of the Muslim-majority Ivory Coast population, yet it is home to a Christian church to rival St Peter's Basilica.
When the staff member directs you to go back outside to the humungous TSA check-line, don't do it - there's a better option...
Qantas wants to fly non-stop from Australia's east coast to New York and London, but which other routes could take off in an era of ultra-long-haul flying?
You may want to hurry to see them.
What happens to a film between the studio release and the time it appears on the inflight entertainment screen?
Hint: long cold winters seem to play a role.