Tag Archives: Air Travel

Getting the basics right – airline bookings

I’m booking a flight back from Seattle to San Francisco (actually San Jose) and can’t let the opportunity pass to learn from the best – and the worst. Here are some screens that came back after a search for flights … Continue reading

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It’s noisy when you fly, so should we talk on the phone?

Laws against talking on your phone on board commercial Us domestic aircraft are being pushed by US Congress. It seems some Congress-critters are upset at very loud and sometimes personal phone calls from people on planes sitting near them when … Continue reading

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Internet while flying should be free, like everywhere else.

Great news – Delta is going to offer WiFi on all domestic (USA) flights. Not so smart – sadly they see it as a revenue opportunity rather than a service, and will charge ($10 for up to 3h flights, $14 … Continue reading

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Not so funny when you could die

You may have seen this already. It looks like the plane wasn’t chocked (at least not properly), and with a gap opening up under passengers feet that was over 2 meters high (3 actually) this was a potentially fatal incident. … Continue reading

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There must be a better way: Airlines that get it right

Third in a series. Sadly no airline gets it completely right, and we won’t be happy until almost all airlines (and airports) get it right. But the good news is that some airlines are getting some of it, and one … Continue reading

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There must be a better way: Qantas shows how not to do it

Second in a series. This is the Qantas airline lounge right now. It is 7:10pm on a Friday night, and these folk are standing because all of the seats are taken. It’s much better outside in the normal section of … Continue reading

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There must be a better way – The Pain of Flying

It’s 320pm – and I’ve just been trapped in a chair for over 2 hours. Trapped in one location with no chance of standing up, no chance of stretching, and no chance of working. Clearly I am flying. However, it … Continue reading

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