Category Archives: Air Travel

Going Supersonic

I never had the opportunity to fly on the supersonic Concorde airliner, but I’m hoping to get a chance to travel on Boom Supersonic’s new Overture jet when the plane begins carrying passengers in a few years. While it’s not … Continue reading

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Worst Airline Meal Ever

Travel writer Miriam Porter recently reported on a very disappointing meal experience while flying Air Canada from Frankfurt to Toronto. Although she had pre-ordered vegan meals for the 10 hour flight a month in advance, when meal time came she … Continue reading

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Parallel Reality Travel Is Here

This week Delta launched a personalized flight monitor, its latest tool to make airport experiences smoother. The first deployment is at Detroit’s DTW airport in the McNamara Terminal. Most air travelers frequently consult the flight information display screens; many of … Continue reading

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Sunday Sundries

Atlas of endangered alphabets – is an excellent project aiming to save indigenous and minority writing systems. High Life – Just discovered that you don’t even have to leave home to read British Airways’ really rather good in-flight magazine. Worth … Continue reading

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In-flight Entertainment

On this date in 1925, the first in-flight film was shown on an airplane on an Imperial Airways flight. The film was The Lost World, one of the first science-fiction films. Based on a 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle novel, it … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Social Network

Up until quite recently, I was a habitual buyer of postcards during my travels. Mind you, I rarely ever sent the postcards to anyone, but rather keep them as reminders of the places that I had visited. When I was young, postcards … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tours

Japan is famous for its proliferation of gachapon, or capsule vending machines, which sell everything from exotic beverages to underwear. This summer, Peach Aviation, a Japanese airline that mainly flies domestic routes, began installing special vending machines that offer discounted airfares. … Continue reading

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Rules for Flyers

Although I haven’t been in a plane for nearly two years, I still ruminate about proper travel etiquette, such as armrest access. This article from the website Jalopnik settles the ongoing arguement regarding equitable sharing of airliner armrests. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Ode to Canada

Airline preflight safety videos are generally ignored by flyers, but sometimes clever production manages to get our attention. Air Canada just released their first updated video in almost 7 years and it’s surprisingly compelling. The new safety video is called … Continue reading

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When In Rome

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Rome over the last few days because of the news that a new archeological site will be opening in the coming year in the heart of the Eternal City. If you haven’t heard, … Continue reading

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