cuba: diplomatic relations again, but a travel ban remains

President Barack Obama announced today that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the...

flying out of the united kingdom? better power up your device

Those of you with iPhones know the pain of how unreliable the batteries on the phones sometimes are, in many cases going from a...

an important update from the kurdistan regional government in iraq

This important information will dispel some of the rumors about the situation in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. To my friends there, I...

comair, delta airlines’ regional carrier, will cease operations

Delta airlines, the world's largest passenger carrier, is shutting down Comair, a Cincinnati-based regional affiliate, as it moves to consolidate its operations under the...

turkmenistan makes the news thanks to turkmenbashi’s book, the “ruhnama”

Having just returned from Turkmenistan, I was curious to see an international news article about the country.  Interesting as it may be, according to...

happy birthday: flying north turns five

On January 31, 2011, flying north was cleared for takeoff and went live. Since then, the blog has been read by over one hundred thousand...

a weighty issue for samoa air

It was inevitable that an airline would open the door to the brave new world of charging passengers by weight. According to a...

a tourist visa to saudi arabia? not so fast

Saudi Arabia is currently one of the most difficult countries to enter and/or be a tourist in.  That’s why it was peculiar news that...

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,...

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...

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