Articles Tagged ‘airline’

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid November 9, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel Tips | Read More
In the real world, most humans try to achieve a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fats. In the high-security, sterilized world of airports? Not so much. In a place where fresh food is flat-out unavailable, where anything resembling a normal meal is double its normal...

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...

Is Airplane Engine Noise Why In-Flight Meals Suck?

Is Airplane Engine Noise Why In-Flight Meals Suck? October 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Your airplane meal doesn’t suck, it’s just that you can’t taste it. At least, that’s what this article at the Daily Mail claims. Researchers from global food corporation Unilever say they’ve discovered that loud ambient noise (like the drone of an airplane engine) can have...

Recession Casualty: Mexicana Files for Bankruptcy

Recession Casualty: Mexicana Files for Bankruptcy August 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Though the spotlights seemingly forever trained on the current worldwide recession appear to be dimming ever so slightly, more and more companies, ranging from local to multinational, continue to succumb to debt and financial failure. It appears now that Mexicana de Aviación, a major Mexican airline,...

Spirit to Charge Carry-On Baggage Fee, But No Lavatory Fee

Spirit to Charge Carry-On Baggage Fee, But No Lavatory Fee May 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Or, at least, that’s what they say now. Spirit Airlines is an “ultra low cost carrier” with the largest ULCC network in the Caribbean and Latin America. According to its website, their “approach liberates customers from being forced into paying for services they do not desire...

British Airways: No Refund For Man In ICU Who Can’t Talk

British Airways: No Refund For Man In ICU Who Can’t Talk May 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
After a car crash, Robert Bates, 22, is in stable but critical condition, unable to speak and still in intensive care.  Five weeks before the crash, Bates booked an Orlando vacation as a birthday present for his fiancee, who also broke her pelvis and suffered a perforated ear drum in the accident. ...