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...

16 hour non-stop flight: new york to hong kong on cathay pacific cx831 [video]

                    This is a video blog of my epic flight journey on the sixteen hour non-stop New York JFK to Hong Kong HKG airport. The...

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...

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,...

jet lag got you down?

We have all experienced jet lag at least once. On a recent trip to Southeast Asia, with a twelve hour time difference, it was...

a child-free section on airlines?

As I've said on many an occasion, airline travel is often like a social experiment. We are packed into a flying tin can like...

a mere mortal vs. the airport travel gods

The root of the word travel is the same root as the French word “travailler,’ which means to work.  This makes sense when one...

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...

more leg room and a quiz

My journey to Malta began at Newark airport where I boarded a Lufthansa A340-600 en route to Munich.  I eagerly asked if I could...

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...

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