Tag Archives: Air Travel

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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Stress-Free Travel (not)

Whether you’re traveling for fun or work, travel is never stress-free. This hilarious graphic from the British travel website Just The Flight illustrates just how frustrating travel can be.

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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

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Is It Worth It ?

During the past month, I’ve taken six flights. Three were in Economy and three were upgrades to Business Class. I was able to upgrade on two of those flights with minimal bids on empty seats. The last upgrade was a … Continue reading

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First Flight

This sweet little film was shot to mark the 70th anniversary of Heathrow Airport. Titled “First Flight”, it explores the airport through the eyes of a child taking their first flight. The David Bowie sound track is icing on the … Continue reading

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Data Visualization Is A Beautiful Thing

These wonderful graphic representations of air travel routes were based on 600,000 flight routes from 3,200 airports around the world. Swiss programmer Martin Grandjean utilized data from OpenFlights.org to create the graphics. Check out his fascinating website to learn more.

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Airport WiFi Simplified

I don’t know about you, but I always find myself getting annoyed whenever I try and log-on to airport wifi networks. For mysterious reasons, these networks seem to turn the process of accessing wifi into¬†a torturous process. Now, there’s a … Continue reading

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Flying is so much fun

If you are a New York Times reader, you have likely seen the brilliant work from artist and author Christoph Niemann. He recently documented a typically uncomfortable transatlantic flight from NYC to Berlin (with a layover at Heathrow) with a … Continue reading

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Aspirational Upgrades

Here’s some travel terminology every flyer needs to master compiled by Mashable.com in a very funny, tongue-in-cheek air travel lexicon.

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Don’t Volunteer (I mean it)

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