Air Travel

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…

How to sleep on a plane in economy class

How to sleep on a plane in economy class – My top tips

These are my top tips for how to sleep on a plane in economy class that I have used successfully over many years of flying. Even if you aren’t particularly tall, working out how to sleep on a plane in economy class can be very difficult. That is unless you are someone who can fall asleep…

How safe is flying at night? Your fears put to rest. 2

How safe is flying at night? Your fears put to rest.

When I saw the question “How safe is flying at night” asked on a forum recently it made me think. Flying at night is extremely safe for commercial flights these days. This is due to all of the aids available both inside the cockpit and on the ground. In fact, there is hardly any difference…

Turbulence the complete guide

How safe is flying in turbulence? The complete guide

How safe is flying in turbulence? The quick and simple answer to this is that it is absolutely safe. In most cases, the turbulence you might experience is likely to be no worse than driving in a car down a bumpy road. Actually that is a pretty good analogy because the aircraft is flying through…

travel experience articles

My 7 most memorable flights – good and bad flight experiences

Perhaps I have just been lucky as I have never had any really bad flight experiences in all the years I have been traveling. I have never been in an emergency, fortunately, and I have never been stranded anywhere due to delays and cancelled flights. But a few experiences I have had do stick out…

how air travel has changed since the 1970s

How air travel has changed in the last 40+ years – for the worst!

As much as I hate to admit it, and believe me, I really do hate to admit it, I am getting on a bit. During my life I have traveled to many places around the world both on business and for pleasure. Unfortunately, sometimes it is hard to see the pleasure in the actual traveling…

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