Air Travel

compression socks

Should I Wear Compression Socks for Flying on a Long Flight?

For many years I didn’t wear flight socks. Then, about 15 years ago I broke my arm and elbow badly, requiring 4 hours of surgery to repair it. My wife and I were booked to go on a Caribbean cruise for two weeks less than a month after my surgery, which meant an 8 hour…

Can you use Bluetooth headphones on a plane?

Can you use Bluetooth headphones on a plane?

Using your own headphones on a plane, rather than the cheap ones that airlines give out, can make a big difference, particularly on a long flight. But can you use them, particularly if they are Bluetooth headphones rather than wired headphones? The official policy of most airlines is that you can use Bluetooth headphones and…

How to avoid sitting near a baby on a flight

How to avoid sitting near a baby on a flight

Until airlines switch on and realize that child free cabins would be popular with many passengers, you are pretty much in the lap of the gods when it comes to avoiding sitting near a baby on a flight. No method is fool-proof of course but you can take a few precautions to try and minimize…

things to bring when traveling abroad

10 items you didn’t know you need when traveling abroad

Traveling abroad for the first time and how to do it right Traveling abroad can be the most rewarding experience to adventure seekers of any age. But preparing for traveling abroad for the first time can also be an emotional roller coaster. Worrying about things to bring when traveling abroad that will help you navigate…

How to get over your fear of flying

If you have a fear of flying here is some real advice to overcome it

Having a fear of flying can be a real problem for many people. It can prevent them from taking trips with family and friends, from seeing other parts of the world and might even interfere with their career prospects if travel is an important part of a job. Many people are nervous about flying but…

fun things to do on a plane

14 fun things to do on a plane plus a cheeky one

Flying can be a huge bore, especially on a long haul flight if you have nothing to keep you occupied. So, here are some fun things to do on a plane to keep you busy and avoid dying from boredom (okay, I am just exaggerating). Remember, it is not unusual for the on-board entertainment system…

7 things to bring on a plane for entertainment

7 things to bring on a plane for entertainment

How things have changed. My first long haul flight in 1974 took 9 hours and there was absolutely no on-board entertainment whatsoever. What is more, I think one of the only things to bring on a plane for entertainment that existed back then, that you could actually take on-board, was a book. When I am…

Should you lock your luggage when flying

Should I lock my luggage when flying internationally? TSA approved locks

Whether to lock your checked luggage or not when flying, internationally or otherwise, is certainly a subject for debate. I never used to bother and never had a problem but I have heard of people that have had things stolen so now I always lock my bags. Locking a bag does make it harder for…

What to do if your luggage is lost

What to do if your luggage is lost or delayed

Imagine this scenario …. You have spent hours crammed into your seat on a flight, you finally land and get off the aircraft. You follow the signs to the baggage reclaim hall, and stand at the baggage carousel waiting for it to start up. Finally it does and you watch out for your luggage. More…

10 long haul flight tips and tricks

10 long haul flight tips and tricks to make it bearable

Let’s face it, long haul flights are generally not the most pleasant experience you can have, unless you are fortunate enough to be flying in first or business class. Even then, although you will be more comfortable, you still have jet lag and other things to contend with. Traveling these days is something you have…

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