weathering the historic storm: welcome to the new normal

The Flying North International headquarters are located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City - smack in the middle of the path of Hurricane...

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...

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...

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...

happy birthday: the flyingnorthblog turns one

Happy birthday flyingnorth! On January 31, 2011, flying north went live, and I wrote the following: Entering the blogosphere is no small feat. It means...

have you thought about your 2012 travel plans yet?

This week it will be February, the second of twelve months in 2012 . Assuming the world will end in December, that doesn’t leave...

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...

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...

where will you be travelling to in 2012?

The world is a big place, and therefore you have every opportunity to travel in what some fanatics think will be the last year...

the flyingnorthblog 2011 year in travel

As I am in constant “country count” competition with a few friends around the world, I am happy to report that in 2011 I...

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