Archive for the 'Air Travel' Category

What the Airline Acronyms Actually Stand For

Posted on February 24 2010 by Tara

In light of the recent/upcoming Lufthansa srtikes where anyone wanting to travel by air is affected to some degree I thought about publishing a lighthearted post on what the airline acronyms stand for. Not what they stand for, but more how they are referred to by rival airlines’ employees and disgruntled travelers. Alitalia – Aircraft […]

New controversy on full body scanners

Posted on February 18 2010 by admin

The full body scanners at airports have been the talk of the aviation industry and border security experts for the better part of two decades. There has been strong opposition to these full body scanners for privacy reasons and personal integrity protection. The controversy has spanned from them breaking laws regarding protection of adolescents to […]

If you’re not in a rush, fly for free!

Posted on December 5 2009 by Tara

As we’ve mentioned before the airlines are very keen on overbooking their flights. The reason they do this is simple: they hedge the risk of flying with empty seats – and even if it can be a bit of a nuisance it helps keep the cost of air travel down. The overbooking system works a […]

How to Avoid Jet Lag

Posted on December 4 2009 by Kevin

Avoiding jet lag is, contrary to public belief, not rocket science. It is actually quite simple. Your body has an internal clock. Flying to a different time zone means that instead of arriving during the day, you are arriving at night, or vice verse. You are either going to be very tired or not be […]