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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...

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...

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...

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...

flyingnorth blog is now read in eighty-six countries

                  I am in awe of the blog.  It has now traveled to more countries than I have.  While my country count lingers around sixty,...

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...

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...

cyprus top six lists

Continuing the time-honored tradition of the flyingnorthblog, and in an effort to encapsulate the Cyprus experience I’ve been thinking about the best and the...

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...

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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