Category Archives: Air Travel

Christmas In Europe

The Christmas holiday season can be magical throughout Europe. You can experience a  flying tour of nine European nations with the video below from the National Geographic. The 45-minute-long episode gives heartwarming glimpses of places like Finnish Lapland, where half a … Continue reading

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The Direction of Travel

When I ran across Christian Nolle’s terrific periodical Directions of Travel I thought that some of you other travel and map geeks might need to know about the project. Nolle’s fascination with air travel and maps began when he was … Continue reading

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Ô Canada

I have to admit that I am a bit of a airline safety video nerd. It’s the height of creativity to create a safety video that can both keep the attention of air travelers and be simultaneously entertaining. Created in … Continue reading

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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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