January 2009

Of all the pieces of travel advice that I’ve learnt over the years this is perhaps the most important one. Don’t lip off to security, most of them are just doing their job. This spring I found myself in the departure queue at the San Jose airport in Costa Rica waiting to board a flight […]

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The webpage, Airport Luggage Carousels – A Worldwide Report, is from the appropriately named website, Dull Men’s Club. For most people, the only thrill received from carousels is from the sense of relief that they get when their luggage is spotted. Not so for the site’s owner, Grover Click, who loves finding his bags because […]

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With the closing of yet another year, it’s that time to look back at the flying hell events that took place in 2008. Increased costs for services increased passenger frustrations. Packed overhead bins, due in part to charges for checked luggage, added to the despair. The TSA came under fire, including from a woman upset […]

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Last April (2008) I flew from Calgary, AB, CA to Orlando, FL. I had purposely booked an aisle seat on the right side of the plane (A “C” seat) because of a recent elbow injury to my left elbow that I wanted to protect from passing drink carts. I should also mention that although I […]

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