Tag Archive: Airplane

Is it Time for All-Female Aircraft Sections?

Living in the Middle East I’ve noticed that there are many spaces that allow women the opportunity to be in an all-female environment including public transportation, hair dressers and on certain days of… Continue reading

Airline Travel Now Vs Airline Travel 20 years ago

Bookings 20 years ago: Travel agents felt it was more important to discuss lunch plans with other staff than flight prices with you Now: Travel agents look crestfallen when you tell them you… Continue reading

Why I Stopped Flying Air France

Regular readers of this space have probably figured that I like to travel and that I am prone to odd travel experiences.  Before you suggest that I was just being my usual unlucky self I would like… Continue reading

Conversations are Not Inflight Entertainment

People fly a lot more than they used to. While it’s great that more people have the opportunity to travel, the downside is that flights are more full. It seems to be getting… Continue reading

How to Be a Terrible Airline Passenger

While I don’t advocate pissing off people who are responsible for your safety in the sky, I cannot say the same for others who have been on my flights. Here are 10 simple… Continue reading

The Middle Seat Experience

Ask any aeroplane passenger about their seating preference and they will either say window or aisle. While I suspect most people enjoy the middle seat even less than the musical works of Justin… Continue reading

The Imaginary Personal Space Conundrum

Sometimes I feel like the universe likes to test my patience by putting me in close proximity with people who have a very different concept of personal space. The lady on the bus… Continue reading

The Traveller Quiz

When on vacation you meet different types of travellers, some who you keep talking to and some who you keep talking about. Take this quiz and find out which kind of traveller you… Continue reading

First World Travel Problems

Vacation is possibly the nicest word in the English language. Okay, it’s a nice word when it comes to your own vacation, but perhaps a little less pleasant when your colleague wants to… Continue reading

The International Armrest Agreement

For years I’ve wondered about who is entitled to the armrest when sitting next to a stranger in an aeroplane or a movie theatre.  Should it be shared? Does it go to the… Continue reading