Air Travel

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 onboard entertainment system to…

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…

13 Things I Hate About Traveling By Air

13 Things I Hate About Traveling By Air

Traveling by air used to be an adventure and a pleasure when I was in my early twenties. Everything just seemed so laid back, relaxing and fun. Flying being fun is no longer the case unfortunately as it is fraught with frustrations and annoyances. Although I cannot say that I hate flying, there are certainly…

what is the best app for flight deals

What is the best app for cheap flight deals? IOS and Android

I have tried many different websites and apps to find the best cheap flight deals over the past few years. Many of them are remarkably forgettable as they never seem to give a good deal. In fact many of them give anything but a good deal and instead provide ridiculously high flight price quotes, often…

What are the side effects of long haul flights

What are the side effects of long haul flights?

There is little to be said on a positive note about traveling on long haul flights. Perhaps with the exception of the excitement of a vacation to come, if that is why you are flying. What are the side effects of long haul flights? Sitting still for many hours on end in a generally uncomfortable…

Top 10 ways to get cheap flights that work 1

Top 10 ways to get cheap flights that work

It is a fact of life that some people always seem to pay the full fare when they fly. However, quite often, the person sitting next to them may have paid less than half for exactly the same thing because they know how to fly cheaply. For many years I was that first person, but…

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