With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it.
The best thing is to recognize it, not ignore it and confront it gracefully. I believe the best way to do that is by pushing forward to accomplish your personal goals in spite of these backward-looking opinions. And there's one more thing we can do... apply an effective anecdote.
I was in Bangladesh about to climb on board the last airframe of the type operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the last airline using the DC-10 in scheduled passenger service. For the final commercial flight we were booked for thirteen hours en route to Birmingham, UK.
I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...
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One of the weirdest things about commercial air travel is pretending that the people sitting in your seat row are invisible. I find it truly odd -- maybe it's just me -- sitting next to someone for four, five, six, or 12 hours with a total cone of silence enveloping you.
Are you a candidate for most-hated passenger on the plane? If you're guilty of any of the following bad habits, you'll likely be the subject of disdainful glares, sanctimonious whispers, and violent revenge fantasies on your next flight.
The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.
There are ways of avoiding the fees, and even to get a full refund on a non-refundable airfare you no longer need. The most-often used method is to cancel within 24 hours of booking, but read on for some other, lesser-known loopholes.
We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.
While you may think there's nothing you can do to live through one, many airplane accidents are survivable.
Check for the following symptoms to see if your knack for maximizing airline miles and gaining status has elevated you from humble hobbyist to mileage maestro.
You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.
LaGuardia Airport may not be the most modern airline terminal in the world, but for those who remember a time when flying was a wonder, not sheer agony, there's still something of the old spirit there.
To celebrate 100 years of flying the friendly skies, Global Yodel did a little research about the exclusive (or not so exclusive) Mile High Club. M...
The downside is that people who are snotty and obnoxious on the ground are also snotty and obnoxious in the air. Worse, once you are on the plane, you can't get away from them.