What is the etymology of the term “pax”, the commonly used shorthand in the airline industry for “passengers”? Finding the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.
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Let’s face it, as soon as Internet speeds became fast enough to stream video the hotel-room on-demand adult movie business was sure to dry up.
After an agonizingly long wait the results we have all been eagerly anticipating have been announced. Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport was named by the TSA as the Airport of the Year!
If you had the choice between receiving 1 million miles per year or X in cash per year, how low would X have to solve for before you opt for the miles?
Let’s face it, everyone has a price. Unfortunately for the airlines, it seems the price that would typically be negotiated by a first- or business-class passenger to switch to a lower class seat is steeper than the airline would like to pay.
Do frequent flyer programs need to evolve with the times and become simpler, more intuitive? Or would doing so necessarily remove most of the value of the programs for the truly frequent traveler?
This trip report is a fun, informative, at times uncomfortable, but mostly heartwarming account of a cross-country air and rail trip shared by a father and his grown – if not fully matured – son.
Andrew Yiu and Ben Lipsey drew the short straws on the day Air Canada executives decided who would be on the front lines when the 2015 Altitude changes were announced on FlyerTalk. They might very well never fully recover from what they have witnessed over the past few days.
Recent tragedies have hit Nepal hard and threaten to turn away tourists, which would provide a double whammy to the Nepalese people. In the interest of encouraging Nepal tourism I bring you, from the traveler who brought you the trip report that inspired Iran and Iranians in Photos, this report on a trip to a village…
As a resident of Colorado, I often tell people that skiing isn’t the only, or perhaps even the best, reason to visit the mountain towns. Summers in the mountains are absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of hiking, sight seeing and activities to keep you entertained. And the autumn might be even better, as the leaves are…