We all like to complain about how awful air travel is, but it can quickly get much, much worse if you don't take the intense safety procedures seriously.
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If you’re flying home for the holidays, get ready for lines of all kinds—according to a forecast by advocacy group Airlines for America, more than 47 million Americans will fly in the days leading up to Christmas and through January 5, 2020, representing roughly 2.6 million passengers a day.
When Qantas ran a test of the world's longest flight, a nonstop from New York to Sydney, Australia, the airline used a brand new 787-9 aeroplane. However, the plane only had 40 people on board (including this reporter).
In a recent story for the Atlantic, staff writer Amanda Mull described two kinds of travellers: those who arrive for a flight at least a few hours in advance—and those who actively enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled thrill of arriving late.
You’re about to leave for the airport, assured you’ve followed your packing list to a tee, when you reach into your carry-on and panic sets in—somehow, your driver’s licence is nowhere to be found. You rummage through your suitcase and retrace your every step, but no luck.
If you're regularly on flights for work or for leisure, you'll know Frequent Flyers is a handy bonus to leave gathering when you're looking to book that holiday. But with so many flying rewards offers floating around across hundreds of airlines, it's hard to keep up with what you're entitled to and what you're not. Here's a breakdown of what's misconception and what's reality.
When it comes to flying, nobody wants to pay excess baggage fees. Unfortunately, fitting everything into one or two suitcases can be difficult; especially if you're going to be abroad for more than a week. With that in mind, here are eight space-saving hacks that will help you cram more into your allotted baggage allowances without breaking stuff in the process.
The thrill of the chase, the excitement of a freebie, and our innate human tendency to collect things can make frequent-flyer programs extremely attractive. Unlike loyalty cards for your local cafe where 10 coffees equals the coveted prize of one free coffee, the calculations of what frequent flyer points are worth is more complex.
On a busy travel day, often the last thing I want to do is add another preparatory task. But in an interview, the founder of Allbirds revealed that his best travel tip is to exercise before flying. And his logic is sound.
First and Business class plane tickets come with a lot of perks. You get to board the plane before anyone else, are guaranteed a spot for your carry-on luggage, get the most legroom (and sometimes a lie-flat seat!). You get free drinks and food a cut above what’s being served to passengers in other cabins of the plane.
If you’re stranded at an airport for hours on end, we feel your pain. But waiting for six hours at an airport doesn’t have to be that bad, especially if you’re a fan of a crappy airport bar, or just well-organised.