Category Archives: Air Travel

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Sleep Is For The Weak

Over the years I’ve tried ever possible gimmick to manage to get some sleep while flying. As a life-long insomniac, air travel usually means a sleep-less night, or at best fitful tossing, turning and squirming in an uncomfortable seat. Even … Continue reading

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Airport Art

As I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of my favorites in Europe. The international gateway is not only well-equipped and conveniently located, it’s also home to a wonderful branch of the world-famous Rijksmuseum. The … Continue reading

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Mind The Ribbon Trick

It seems that every day we hear about a new travel scam or digital threat to worry about when we are away from home. This infographic from the security consulting group Envista Forensics does a good job explaining many common … Continue reading

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Economy vs Business Class

The UK travel search web site Just The Flight figured out how much a flyer would have to spend on snacks and refreshments to make up the difference between economy and business class airfare. NB: 1 £ =  $1.29

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Amsterdam: Tag you’re it

I recently received an email from KLM about their new “KLM Care Tag” project. The video below explains how it works, but it’s basically a cleverly designed location-aware luggage tag that provides voiced tips for tourists in Amsterdam. The speaker-equipped … Continue reading

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Flying Libraries

I don’t generally have anything positive to say about the budget airline easyJet, but hats off to the company for creating the easyJet Book Club. This week, the carrier launched flying libraries for children with 7,000 paperbacks placed on 147 flights. The … Continue reading

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Perspective on Transportation

You may be familiar with the brilliant work of Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Livschitz from his opening credits film for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert or his wild video Buenos Aires Inception Park, but his crazy short Perspective will blow your mind.

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Take The Train

In the not too distant past, European travel transportation decisions were simple—just take the train. The most complicated choice involved the efficacy of train passes. These days the options are often confusing. Is it better to fly a budget carrier … Continue reading

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Tangerine Mussolini Is Scaring Away Tourists

You may know the tech company Foursquare from its popular City Guide travel app, but it’s also in the data crunching business. Based on the firm’s analysis, the United States’ share of the International tourism market has been steadily declining … Continue reading

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