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Man says Southwest kicked him off flight for critical tweet

A Southwest Airlines passenger isn't impressed with a gate agent and tweets about it. Then, he says, he's prevented from reboarding his flight unless he deletes the tweet.

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In Wichita, the 787 Dreamliner gets its head start

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems turns out ten Dreamliner forward sections, complete with electronics and other systems. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out the production line.

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In Kansas, where 787 Dreamliners are born (pictures)

Boeing's next-gen planes are assembled in Washington or South Carolina, but the front sections are made in Kansas. CNET Road Trip 2014 visits the aviation heartland to see the manufacturing process.

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Watch two planes almost collide on runway

A Russian pilot has to abort landing as an Argentinian plane wanders across the runway at Barcelona airport. How can this happen?

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How the Air Force hardens planes against signal leakage (pictures)

At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, the 24th Air Force makes sure communications on each plane the service flies are safe are safe from eavesdroppers. CNET Road Trip 2014 listened in.

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How Air Force One's communications are 'hardened'

The Air Force's 346th Test Squadron ensures the service's aircraft, including Air Force One, don't unintentionally leak important data. CNET Road Trip 2014 was all ears.

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Chasing drug-laden 'bogeys' across the skies

Operating from a building in Corpus Christi, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection flies surveillance planes 24-7. CNET Road Trip 2014 got a ride to see how they catch the bad guys.

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How the feds chase down smugglers in the sky (pictures)

US Customs and Border Protection says it seized $4.6 billion in contraband in 2013, using P-3 Orions. CNET Road Trip 2014 got on board to see how it works.

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How the Navy trains its pilots (pictures)

The Corpus Christi Naval Air Station is one of two bases where the Navy teaches pilots how to fly. CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman tries his hand at flying a T-6B. In a simulator.

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When they say fly, wanna-be Navy pilots say 'how high?'

At Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the US Navy graduates about 1,000 fresh pilots a year. CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman takes a digital shot at flying like one of them.

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Here's an airline cabin where yelling 'crash' is part of the ride

At a Southwest Airlines operations center in Dallas, CNET's Daniel Terdiman gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at flight safety in the age of high tech.

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Behind the scenes at Southwest Airlines (pictures)

One of the world's most profitable airlines, Southwest centralized its training operations in Dallas, and added a giant new network operations center. CNET Road Trip 2014 buckled up and checked it out.

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