8 great airline lounge perks

My return flight from San Francisco included a red-eye flight followed by a three-hour layover before another two-hour connecting flight. I did not

By |March 20th, 2015|McCool's Tips|0 Comments|

French airport security at Charles De Gaulle: incompetent, unprofessional, irrational

Ned Levi reports on the serious problems of airport security in Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, Discussed are the difficulties of CDG Terminal 1's security location, problems with their equipment, and serious problems with with their procedures and methodology.
By |August 19th, 2013|Columns|11 Comments|

The widening gulf between first and worst on airlines

Airlines are going out of their way to separate their top customers from the rabble that fills the back of their planes. In the old days, first-class passengers got bigger seats, full meals, free drinks and early boarding. They still do. But, now with new perks the differences are staggering.
By |September 21st, 2012|Today|50 Comments|

Tips for surviving a red-eye, with or without sleep

A previous post on Tripso by Chris Elliott talked about sleeping on planes. Here are some tips to survive if you can't. Even the best-laid plans can fall victim to a loud seatmate, crying baby, bumpy flight etc.
By |October 24th, 2008|Today|2 Comments|