Category Archives: Air Travel

Travel Advisory

I have recently heard from some TBTP readers who have concerns about travel safety in the United States. With a number of countries including Japan, Germany, and New Zealand issuing travel advisories for their citizens considering visiting the U.S., it’s … Continue reading

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Read and Return

When I travel, I usually pack way too much reading material. However, that never stops me from buying a book (or two) from an airport bookshop or newstand. Now there’s a program for compulsive book buyers like me that allows … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Middle Seat

Anyone who has ever been stuck in middle seat hell will applaud the S1 (AKA the “Slip-Slide Seat”) clever redesign of airline middle seats from Colorado’s Molon Labe Designs. It sits a little back from the seats to either side, … Continue reading

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I Want A Flybrary Too

Dubbed  “flybraries” ,small libraries filled with books for children, is a new project from EasyJet on its European flights. Over 60,000 books in 7 different languages ​​are available free on board their aircraft. EasyJet has partnered with publisher HarperCollins for the initiative which … Continue reading

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Airport Security Woes

I recently received an email from TPTP reader Martin from Spain who had some unpleasant experiences with the airport security procedures during a trip in the United States. Martin explained that on three different occasions he had been pulled aside … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast by Train and Plane

These days it takes about 5 hours to travel coast to coast across North America, but in 1929 the fastest route took at least 48 hours. This very cool map was given to passengers who traveled on Transcontinental Air Transport … Continue reading

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Lunar Library

Last week, a SpaceX rocket launched a lunar landing module from its base in Florida. That would be interesting in its self, but the mission is an Israeli crowdfunded project to land a module the size of a home washing … Continue reading

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How Airports Work

When I was a young child my Grandfather had a job that took him all over the world for work. I always begged to go along to the airport to drop him off or pick him up for flights. The … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Bored Tourist

British documentary photographer Laurence Stephens has a decidedly satirical eye, so it’s no surprise that his new book Bored Tourists exudes an  acerbic wit. Based on a photo series of the same title, the book takes a trenchant look at travelers who … Continue reading

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Boarding Zone Nightmares

If you have done any flying recently, this very funny routine from comedian Iliza Shleshinger will certainly have resonance. Having recently succumbed to bribery to escape boarding zone purgatory, it certainly hit home for me.

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