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...

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

laguardia airport: new york city’s travel embarrassment

Imagine an airport that is so dirty you wouldn't send your worst enemy to use the restroom. An airport with leaks in the ceiling,...

the view from my window in sofia and my airport detention

I finally made it to central Sofia – and this picture is the actual view from the window of my hotel.  The city is...

a flight to london and the social experiment we call air travel

Flying North blog is now in London with me, doing what we like to do best - sitting at a new cafe near Victoria...

an epic airport detention: my scarlet letter at barcelona airport

Over the years I have had quite a few interesting interactions with security in international airports, from an abdomen x-ray in Ecuador to being...

my tour of the runways of queens: a delayed flight to los angeles

Whenever someone I know moves to a new city or country, I immediately begin the mental exercise of planning a trip there.  So, when...

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...

on the way back from peru, more important tips for air travelers

As a bookend to my blog post "On The Way To Peru, Some Tips For Air Travelers" I have decided to write another, as...

airline passenger restrictions and special requests: how far is too far?

Saturday's post about Malaysian Airlines' decision to create a child-free zone in their luxury first class caused a bit of a firestorm among my readers...

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