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  • August 13, 2014
    Travel tips: All the tips you want to know about health while flying

    Consuming ample amounts of alcohol in your flight, especially long-haul ones is not a good idea because the lower pressure in the cabin at high altitudes restricts intake of oxygen. Aviation Health explains the harmful effects of drinking on a flight: Alcohol’s principal action is to slow down brain activity by restricting oxygen intake to […]

  • July 30, 2014
    Book last minute air travel with Flight Tonight

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: We all know that HotelTonight is one of the best apps for last minute hotel bookings, and now Flight Tonight does the same for last-minute air travel. Just enter your departure airport on the app, and Flight Tonight will show you […]

  • July 26, 2013
    Travel tip: Angle laptop to avoid neck hunch on a flight

    Seat space, hence leg space, is getting smaller on planes and no one gives a rat’s ass about ergonomics. So if you plan to use a laptop while flying, get one of those laptop stands and keep your laptop at an angle to avoid hunching and hurt your back. In a post titled “3 Tips […]

  • December 13, 2012
    Google’s new Flight Explorer is a combination of flight & destination search

    Google Flight Explorer is a brand new feature seen today that will show you ideas for places to visit based on your selection of home airport and the country or continent you plan to visit next. Just mover-over the graph to check prices for multiple carriers, currently US-based only, which is connected to its usual […]

  • September 10, 2012
    How to avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis on long flights

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening disorder in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, particularly the legs, has been growing in recent years after several cases were attributed to long flights. DVT can lead to a pulmonary embolism (PE), when a clot breaks free and lodges in a lung. […]

  • 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 […]

  • October 4, 2011
    Knowing the benefits of jet charter and other charter travels

    By Margot McClelland There are times that you just can’t seem to put up with the irritation and stress brought about by using public transportation. Instead of a pleasant start to your grand vacation time, in its place, you have to bear the long lines of equally tired people at the airport, sweat along with […]

  • September 30, 2011
    Tips: Ears popping when flying and remedy

    From BBC – Dr Trisha Macnair Why do the ears make a popping sensation? The ear consists of three chambers: The outer ear canal which leads up to the ear drum. The middle ear chamber behind the drum which is filled with air. The very specialized inner ear. The air in the middle ear is […]

  • September 30, 2011
    How to sleep on a long-haul flight

    Reposted from John Graham-Cunning’s post To the annoyance of people around me I have no trouble sleeping on long haul flights. And I don’t take any fancy medication to do so. Having traveled a lot I’ve come to the conclusion that sleeping on a plane is a matter of attitude and a little preparation. This […]

  • September 28, 2011
    These are the planes above your house right now

    Wolfram Aplha has introduced a new feature that will show all the flights over your house by simply entering “planes overhead” in its search bar, and Wolfram Alpha will provide a list of flights overhead based on your current geoIP location. You can also click on specific flights to get the latest flight status, departure […]

  • September 26, 2011
    TSA’s ‘Known Traveler’ program to kick off in four U.S. airports

    A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security officials hope will lead to shorter lines for most airline passengers while allowing screeners to focus on real, intelligence-based threats to aviation. In a move announced earlier this summer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Hacker Fares on Kayak will save you money on airfares introduced a new term called Hacker Fares, along with their ‘nonstop’, ‘1 stop’ options, that allows you to book two one-way flights with separate airlines and separate tickets. The whole idea is to save money by choosing one-way flights on different airlines. You can always deactivate this option by unchecking the “Show results that […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Travel tip: Saving money on Frontier Airlines (U.S. only)

    If you are flying Frontier Airlines, then avoid paying baggage fees by having a bag that is small enough to call a carry-on, but big enough to not fit in the small overhead bin in the aircraft. Once you’re at the gate, Frontier Airlines will “gate-check” your bag by tagging it with a pink-slip for […]

  • August 15, 2011
    Strategic Airlines to start services between Honolulu and Melbourne, Brisbane

    New Australian carrier, Strategic Airlines, is taking reservations for flights between Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu starting from US$499 one way. Services will commence December 14. Flights will operate up to 3 times a week on each new route. It will use Airbus A330 aircraft with a seat configuration of 30 business class and 244 economy class […]

  • August 4, 2011
    Hipmunk adds flight dates flexibility for best rates

    With increase in fuel costs and other fees, flight rates are going skyward. So if you have a flexible schedule for that next vacation, check out Hipmunk’s new feature that allows you to select the “I’m flexible” option on their homepage and it will give you rates for a range of dates within the range […]

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