The times they are a changing. Remember the good old days where you could pack your suitcase full of clothes and other items, show up to the airport and be greeted by a friendly counter clerk who would check your luggage for your flight for free.
Today we ask the age-old question… how important is good service versus getting a cheap ticket? Recently I purchased a number of flights with the low-cost air Air Asia through their website.
This is likely an exercise in preaching to the choir but let’s face it; the traveling public desperately needs a lesson in common courtesy. There is something about flying that can turn ordinary people into inconsiderate passengers.
Air crews have their own inscrutable patois that can be difficult to decipher by outsiders. Below is a list of common terms one might hear while eavesdropping on an inter-crew confab or listening to a passenger announcement (but who does that these days?).
Statistically, turbulence resulting in injury is a rare occurrence. In 2013, the FAA reported that there were 11 passenger injuries and 13 crew injuries from turbulence.
Learning to fly heavier-than-air powered craft is undoubtedly a prodigiously rewarding life experience. It affords a sense of absolute freedom, control in three dimensions, and the stunning cockpit vistas are otherworldly.
It is a well-known fact that you should never mess with the folks at airport security. Since 9/11 you can’t get away with the slightest je, just take a lo around any air check-in and you are sure to find a stern sounding sign advising not to pe fun about carrying weapons or drugs and the like.
With the cost of flights being such a large percentage of most people’s travel budget, we are constantly on the loout for deals to save a few dollars. Well, as of this week, a relative newcomer to the world of low-cost airs has been creating a buzz by announcing flights as low as $99 between the United States and Europe!
There are countless sensations and noises involved in the operation of an aircraft before, during, and after a flight. Modern airplanes are highly complex machines with an array of moving parts that make noise and have attendant sensations.