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Why is the air inside airliners so dry (low humidity)?

The air inside an airliner is very dry which causes all sorts of passenger discomfort such as dry eyes, dry skin and in some cases headaches. Why is the air so dry and what do or can modern designs ...
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Why would banking be a problem for passengers on the Flying-V aircraft?

In this article, the author raises doubts about the viability of this aircraft: Sadly for the Flying-V, it will probably fail like the blended wing body designs we've seen down the years. It's ...
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Are there any aids (like a padded “belt”) that can ease hip discomfort during aerobatics?

When flying aerobatics, particularly maneuvers such as a slow roll, I frequently experience rather high discomfort on my jutting hip bones. I've googled "padded belts" but I have not found anything ...
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Is the increased humidity on modern jets artificial?

Is the increased humidity on jets such as the 787 and A350 artificial? Or is it a direct result of a greater cabin pressure?
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Since there are no toilets on smaller aircraft, how do you deal with the inevitable?

How do you handle business on a small plane on long flights? For example a cross country in a C-172.
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Why can't armrests be raised on window and aisle seats?

I noticed that armrests on all the flight's I've taken recently can't be lifted on aisle and window seats (the edges of a row). Last time I flew, I got lucky: I was alone on my row and as such I was ...
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Where should I sit to experience the least turbulence?

Following on from Why are first/business class seats at the front?, in which part of a large commercial jet cabin would I experience the least turbulence? On the one hand I would have said that ...