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What Do You Most Miss About The Golden Days Of Flight?

What Do You Most Miss About The Golden Days Of Flight? December 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, a survey of over 1000 travelers by the Consumer Travel Alliance showed that most missed included checked luggage in the flight’s fare. It has now been a couple of years since airlines started separating costs from what used to be a single charge. These days,...

Pooped Pilots Pooh-Pooh Plane Proprietors’ Plan

Pooped Pilots Pooh-Pooh Plane Proprietors’ Plan November 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In an attempt to reach out to the public, two of America’s most famous pilots — the ones responsible for landing a US Airways airplane in the Hudson River last year — talked about the proposed new rules by the FAA. They urged the flying public to express their concerns to the government...

NASA Development: Flying At Mach 5 Would Reduce 21-Hour Flight To 2.5 Hours

NASA Development: Flying At Mach 5 Would Reduce 21-Hour Flight To 2.5 Hours November 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
What’s the longest non-stop flight you’ve ever been on? Last July I flew from LA to Bangkok, a mind-numbing 17 hours. Luckily I had an entertaining seatmate, and the spectacular service by Thai Airways (plus the ample legroom) made it bearable. The flight from New York to Sydney is 21 hours....

JetBlue Ad Campaign Highlights The Frustrations Of Flying

JetBlue Ad Campaign Highlights The Frustrations Of Flying November 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
How do you feel about paying for checked luggage when you fly? Would you prefer the whole can of soda instead of a cup full of ice and a drop of Coke from the flight attendant? What if these flying frustrations happened not in an airplane, but on the ground? In a clever new ad campaign, JetBlue explores...

Two Stories Serve As Reminders To Listen To Your Flight Attendants

Two Stories Serve As Reminders To Listen To Your Flight Attendants November 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
I was on a short flight from Vancouver to Castlegar a few weeks ago. It was only just over an hour and the prop plane held 50 passengers, although this one had maybe half that. One of the passengers decided that he didn’t want to listen to the flight attendant when he was nicely and patiently asked...

On Time: The World’s Most Reliable Airlines

On Time: The World’s Most Reliable Airlines September 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When you absolutely have to be somewhere on-time, which airline will you rely on to get you there? For the second year in a row, Scandinavian carrier SAS holds the title for the most punctual airline in Europe, according to this article at The Telegraph. Data compiled by Flightstats showed that between...

Before You Eat That Airline Meal, Think Twice

Before You Eat That Airline Meal, Think Twice August 16, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As if airline food doesn’t already get a bum enough rap, The Daily Beast recently put up a post of what they believe are the most dangerous meals you can find in the skies. Before reading this article, I was preparing myself to be flabbergasted at the unknown deadly risks that airplane food carried...

Curing Your Fear of Flying, One Step At A Time

Curing Your Fear of Flying, One Step At A Time June 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It’s not just acrophobia, fear of heights. Or agoraphobia, fear of open spaces. Or even aeroacrophobia, fear of high, open spaces. It’s Aviophobia, fear of flying. Also called Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia, fear of flying can literally stop someone from ever experiencing the elation of travel...

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray June 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ever wonder how your airplane food gets to your fold-away tray – I mean beyond the flight attendant bringing it on those tiny, efficient carts (not before bumping a few elbows of course). The Cranky Flier had a chance to visit Amazing Food Creations, a supplier of airline food, to peek behind the...

The Best Cures for Jet Lag

The Best Cures for Jet Lag May 28, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
It’s nothing ground-breaking, and you probably already knew it, but now it’s official. As reported in Google News, Oregon researcher, Dr. Robert Sack, recently published the three most effective strategies for dealing with jet lag in the New England Journal of Medicine: Take the sleep-inducing...
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