We started this site to treat “airplane reading” seriously. Beyond throwaway entertainment or mere distraction, we see airplane reading as a kind of storytelling that can animate, reflect on, and rejuvenate the experience of flight.
The pieces collected here amount to a kind of ongoing anthology about air travel. New pieces are posted daily, and each week we select one to feature. All pieces are archived indefinitely.Submit your story here!
Christopher Schaberg (Editor) used to work as a “cross-utilized agent” for United Airlines at the airport that serves Bozeman, Montana. He is now a cultural critic and assistant professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports (Continuum, 2011).
Mark Yakich (Editor) used to enjoy flying. He is now an aerophobe, poet, and associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. Mark is the author of two poetry collections, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin, 2004) and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008), and the novel A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing, 2011).