how a gas station in oklahoma got me a hotel upgrade in rwanda

Thirty minutes before I was to leave for the airport to begin my journey to Rwanda, I received a text from Chase Visa. "Did...

again i faced the wrath of the airport travel gods, and again i emerged...

Eight months ago, I wrote about my first encounter with the vengeful airport travel gods in “A Mere Mortal vs. the Airport Travel Gods.”...

what exactly was i served with my in-flight meal?

On my American Airlines flight from Tokyo Narita to Chicago O'Hare, about an hour or so into the flight the usual meal service began....

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

flying north flies north to montréal, and meets a music legend along the way

I'm not a huge fan of LaGuardia - the airport that is.  The airport named after the WWII mayor of New York City is...

je voudrais le poulet [id like the chicken]

How economy class travelers see airplane food is something of an enigma. Even if people have just eaten in the airport, they will be...

where can I fly to in five hours from new york city?

When most people contemplate air travel, they tend not to take into account the varied options at their disposal for the same flight time....

on the way to peru, some tips for air travelers

As the flyingnorthblog makes its way south to Peru, here at the blog we thought it would be helpful to provide some handy tips...

ma’am, that banana could cost you $300

I woke up at the crack of dawn to head to Pierre Trudeau airport to catch at 6:30am flight back to New York City....

at the brussels airport: dual passports, a ticket kiosk checkpoint charlie and an almost...

After a long weekend at the Flyingnorthblog Brussels Bureau, it was time to head back to the Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in New York.  Fortunately...

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