Air Travel

how many flight attendants are on a plane

How Many Flight Attendants Are On A Plane?

There are a number of factors that determine how many flight attendants will be on a flight. These include legal requirements, the size of the aircraft and the level of service that an airline provides. Many people might be surprised to hear that the primary responsibilities of flight attendants are the operation and safety of…

How ealy should you get to the airport

How Early Should I Get to the Airport? Can You Be Too Early!

Traveling by air is very different from traveling by almost every other means of transport as you are required to arrive early to catch a plane. For example, you are not expected to arrive by a certain time at a station to catch a train for example. If the train is still in the station…

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Can You Charge Your Phone on a Plane

Keeping a phone charged is absolutely essential for many these days, particularly with power-hungry smartphones. Gone are the days of mobile phones whose batteries used to last almost 10 days between charges, like my much-missed old Nokia. Of course you will have to keep your cell phone in Airplane Mode from the time you start…

airpods on a plane

Can You Use Airpods on a Plane?

Using your own headphones or Airpods on a plane, rather than the cheap sets that airlines give out, can make a big difference, particularly on a long haul flight. But can you use them? The official policy of most airlines is that you can use Airpods and other short-range Bluetooth accessories, during the flight but…

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Can You Text on a Plane?

Not so many years ago people just accepted that when they were flying they were shut off from the rest of the world and couldn’t communicate with anyone. But these days people want to be online 24/7, sadly. Personally, I am more than happy to enjoy some relative peace and quiet on a plane to…

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The Best Seats on a Plane for Every Situation

Choosing the best place to sit on a plane when booking a flight to go on a trip by plane depends on many different factors. Are you flying alone or with friends or family? Is it a long-haul flight or just a short business trip? Are you tall so need a seat with extra legroom?…

Listen to Music on a Plane

Can You Listen to Music on a Plane? Spotify, Apple Music

Being able to listen to music during a long flight is a great way to pass the time. I have listened to classical music as well as my other favorite music while flying for many years, on an mp3 player some years ago and via my cellphone more recently. Listening to music on a plane…

can you take a blanket with you on a plane

Can You Bring a Blanket on a Plane?

If you are going on a long-haul overnight flight, and hope to get some sleep, then making sure you don’t get cold while asleep by taking your own blankets makes sense. But can you take a blanket onboard, such as a travel blanket or a picnic blanket, or do you have to rely on there…

Can you take a backpack on a plane

Can You Bring a Backpack on a Plane?

Every year airlines worldwide seem to make the restrictions regarding what size luggage you can take on a plane with you more and more complicated. In most cases this is to try and extract yet more money from you as they make taking checked bags even more expensive. But this has the effect of making…

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9 Things You Should Never Pack in Checked Baggage

Many people don’t really give due consideration to what should or shouldn’t be packed in their suitcase when they travel by air which can result in disappointment and even some serious problems. There are some things you are not permitted to place in your checked bags but there are other things that are permitted that…

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