Category Archives: Air Travel

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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Travel Fever

Like many of us the German street artist known as Lapiz has been mourning the ongoing travel restrictions due to Covid-19 limitations. He has translated his frustrations into a graphic mural titled, “Reisefieber.”¬† I can certainly related to the sentiment … Continue reading

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Under the Social Influence

By now you have probably noticed that I’m a sucker for a clever travel/tourism campaign. So it will be no surprise that I fell hard to this clever video from New Zealand urging travelers to stop repeating stereotypical photos they … Continue reading

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Safety First

Alaska Airlines has updated its safety video to reflect the new reality of flying in these crazy pandemic times.

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The Feast of Venus

Last year, the Belgian tourist bureau VisitFlanders commissioned the folks at SkullMapping to create a wonderful bit of projection mapping to entertain passengers while they waited for flights at Brussels National Airport. With some clever digital trickery, a cheeky little … Continue reading

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Is nostalgia a coping mechanism

As I was attempting to deal with the overwhelming political anxiety of this fraught time in the United States, I chose to fall back on my go to method of diversion: travel nostalgia. It’s hard to believe that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Is CommonPass the answer to travel revival

If normalcy is to return to international travel, there must be new mechanisms in place to insure cooperation and safety. There may be  a solution soon based on a project involving the travel industry, nonprofits, and government agencies. The international … Continue reading

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