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  • January 31, 2012
    Find that person next to you on your flight and reconnect

    All of us have experienced talking to that person next to us on flights – be it a small one or a long-haul one. And some of those conversations may have got personal or flirtatious. And for whatever reason you may have missed an opportunity to take down that person’s phone number. No need to […]

  • January 25, 2012
    Turkish Airlines to have wi-fi across fleet

    Turkish Airlines will introduce wireless internet access to their wide-body fleet, starting with a B777, following their ground-breaking introduction in November last year of live TV on board of flights across the Atlantic. The Internet service will first be available on transatlantic flights, too, before being expanded to the rest of the network. The initial […]

  • January 23, 2012
    When is the best time to buy air tickets? Six weeks before, says ARC

    Although there are no specific rules or regulations to know when is the best time to purchase air tickets, everyone uses their own timing strategies. Travel agents and websites alike will tell you that you’re bound to pay an arm and leg if you’re too close to the flight, or you’ll see that same fare […]

  • January 17, 2012
    News and updates on airports and airlines

    Here are some news and updates on various airlines and airports that we didn’t post last week: El Al websites hit by hackers Hackers disrupted online access to El Al Airlines, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and three banks on Monday in what the government described as a cyber-offensive against Israel. El Al flights operated […]

  • January 13, 2012
    This is exactly why I hate flight landings!

    Last week, Düsseldorf’s airport had things going rough with strong crosswinds that made landings pretty hard, and even caused some missed approaches. See this video only if you’re not scared of flying!

  • January 10, 2012
    Airline scorecard will tell you which airline is best (U.S. only)

    With so many airlines in the United States, how does one know which one is the best in terms of cancellations, delays, mishandled baggage, etc? While these things are unavoidable, some airlines are more problematic than others. The Wall Street Journal’s recently updated Airline Scorecard can tell you how the major airlines rank. While performance […]

  • December 17, 2011
    Airplane barf bag becomes iPhone movie watching case

    No more holding your iPhone or iPod in your hands to watch that video or movie. One airline passenger decided to turn the air-sickness barf bag into a simple iPhone case. This paper bag, available in your seat pocket in front of you fits behind the seat table and provides an instant and easy way […]

  • December 15, 2011
    United-Continental frequent flyers can earn miles by checking-in to social sites

    United and Continental airlines are now handing out miles and other perks to MileagePlus and OnePass members when they use Facebook and Foursquare to check-in through their social networks at various US airports. The new product comes through a United-Continental partnership with TopGuest. To get the perks, travelers visit or to register their […]

  • December 15, 2011
    Prevent popping ears with this tip while flying

    Ear-popping pain is one of the hazards of flying and in some cases it can also lead to permanent damage. Earlier, we had recommended some tips on how to prevent your ears from popping; and here’s one more: You should try the Valsalva manuever, where you close your mouth and pinch your nose shut and […]

  • December 15, 2011
    Choose your airline seat based on your social network

    On a long flight you don’t wanna sit next to someone who will make your trip uncomfortable. So what if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or common interests? Would that make for a better flying experience? Such a service is going to be launched next year […]

  • December 11, 2011
    European budget airlines list

    If you are visiting multiple European cities on a single itinerary, then you may no longer require train trips and Eurail Passes, because the low-fare airline boom in Europe has revolutionized travel overseas. Now, budget-savvy travelers can fly around Europe rather than taking the long train rides, and complete the same journey in a quick […]

  • December 10, 2011
    Ryanair will charge upto £100 for check-in bags starting 2012

    The notorious European budget airline, RyanAir will increase their checked-in baggage fees 150 percent than what passengers pay now. Travelers checking in a bag at the airport without booking ahead face a fee of £100. The airline has divided 2012 into low and high seasons, with the latter stretching across the summer from June to […]

  • December 2, 2011
    Airline food kills someone… finally

    The family of a man who died on board a flight to Miami in May has sued American Airlines and Sky Chef, the company that provided the in-flight meal, alleging that airplane food is what caused the passenger’s death. We are not a fan of airline food either and would sue them for lack of […]

  • November 22, 2011
    EU bans five more airlines, 273 in all

    The European Union on Monday placed airlines from the Philippines, Honduras and the two Congos on its blacklist of carriers forbidden from flying in the 27-nation bloc. Aeromajestic and Interisland Airlines, a Filipino company, Stellar Airways from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Congo from the Republic of Congo were banned because they failed […]

  • November 15, 2011
    Get better airplane seats, even on sold-out flights, from ExpertFlyer

    ExpertFlyer is a company that gives you information on the best possible airline tickets, and is offering a free feature if you want to change your seat or trying to get onto a sold out flight. To take advantage of the tool, called “Seat Alerts”, you create a free account on the ExpertFlyer website where […]

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