The past is often romanticized and remembered more fondly than what it might deserve. But when it comes to air travel, it might actually be that the good ‘ole days really were better than the present state of the industry.
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Which requires more skill, safely piloting a regional puddle jumper, mostly manually and at low altitude, or flying a jumbo 747 transatlantic from London to New York City? Following the recent Air France pilot strike, members on the Business Traveller forums engage in a fascinating discussion about the value of pilots, and their short- and…
British Airways announced some time back that it was reconfiguring its Club Europe (aka European Business Class) seats to remove 4″ of legroom, “without compromising space or comfort”. Rather a miraculous accomplishment if it is to be believed. Of course, it is not.
In this video review of British Airway’s Club World sleeper service, NiceTravelAdventures does a superb job of combining still images, video, concise captioning and very relaxing music to provide a thorough look at the pros and cons of the service.
If you could book an economy-class flight with the near guarantee that you would enjoy a full row to yourself at a steeply discounted price, would you do it? What if the airline offering this deal was Malaysia Airlines?
How would you feel if you purposefully booked a bulkhead seat – even if the bulkhead “wall” did only consist of a curtain – giving up an exit row for the privilege, only to discover at the gate that you had been moved to a non-exit row seat further back?
Would an announcement requesting passengers to please keep their smelly feet contained within their hopefully less smelly socks do any good? And do we need to extend the request to include underwear?
Many, many travelers post detailed descriptions of their in-flight experiences to online travel communities. So why is it that one such traveler turned down compensation offered by Air France to record information about a flight he had booked?
It seems on a British Airways flight a few months back a passenger was so enjoying traveling with her 1-yr-old child that she decided right then and there to double the fun and give birth to a second offspring. This unusual situation has led to some very interesting questions and discussion.
With the trend toward more safety videos and fewer or reduced safety demos, one begins to wonder how far removed we are from the death of safety presentations entirely.