Tag: Flying

Waiting at the airport

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.

aircraft cockpit

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?).

in the cockpit

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.

Ebola Scare

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.

skuli mogensen Wow

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!