Category Archives: Air Travel

Don’t Get Bumped ( Unless You Want To)

Unless you’ve been on a digital detox for the last 48 hours, you’ve seen the horrible images of a United Airlines passenger being brutally removed from a flight after refusing to be bumped. It should be shocking that a major … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Public Transport, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Free Vintage Posters (no April Fools)

The website Free Vintage Posters offers free downloadable posters in many genres including travel, advertising, films, propaganda, food, liquor, events, and much more. There’s no catch; the images are free to use.

Posted in Air Travel, Art, Europe, Film, Public Transport, South America, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How Airlines Make Money

Posted in Air Travel, Public Transport, Tourism, USA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

On The Border

I recently had a message from a TBTP reader who is concerned about the privacy and security of his digital devices when passing through Customs and Immigration at U.S. airports. This has become an increasingly complex issue—both for visitors and … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Public Transport, Tech, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to get a free flight upgrade

Thanks to the folks at the travel site Globe Hunters for this helpful infographic. I have had little luck getting upgraded until the past few years. I’m not sure what has helped, maybe it’s just sympathy for an old guy … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Public Transport, Tourism | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Pure Aesthetic Enjoyment

I have only visited Alaska during the early days of autumn, but after seeing this stunning video I’m reconsidering a winter time trip. Filmed by London-based cinematographer Tom Welsh during a week long visit this New Year by train, plane, … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Film, Photography, Public Transport, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

No More Leftovers

On my most recent international trip I visited three countries that all used different currencies. By the time I got home, I had a baggie full of miscellaneous coins and bills that may never get used. Now, all of that … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Asia, Canada, Europe, Tourism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Your E-Ticket Be Hacked

Can your e-ticket be hacked ? Sadly, the answer is yes. Recently, a team of hackers working with a group of German media organizations demonstrated just how simple it is to hack the six digit code on most airline e-tickets. … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Europe, Public Transport, Tech, Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

We Remember

Today marks the 28th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. My amazing brother Steve, along with 269 other innocent people, was murdered by Libyan terrorists in this heinous, evil act. We never forget, and we … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, Europe, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

All who wander can now stopover

In my experience adding an inexpensive (or free) stopover, or planning multi-city flights, is usually a time-consuming hassle, with mixed results. Now Air Wander’s just launched search engine promises to streamline the discovery and booking process. To use Air Wander, you simply input your … Continue reading

Posted in Air Travel, apps, Tech, Tourism | Tagged , | Leave a comment