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What we’re reading: Airline seats shrinking, Flyersrights.org calls for transparency in merger, new pilots making near minimum wage

Airline seats shrinking, Flyersrights.org calls for transparency in merger, new pilots making near minimum wage

Weekend what we’re reading: San Francisco fog, TripAdvisor’s list of top sights, flying backwards

This weekend we get to see beauty in the San Francisco fog and learn about TripAdvisor's list of top sights. And, finally, we look at flying while sitting backwards — does it provide more safety?

What we’re reading: Seat review sites take gamble out of flying, Delta passengers not exposed to bat rabies, Boeing makes design changes to 737 MAX

Seat review sites take gamble out of flying, Delta passengers not exposed to bat rabies, Boeing makes design changes to 737 MAX

What we’re reading: Cheap seats come with a fee, holidays to Spain gain popularity, BA gets more Heathrow gates

Even cheaper seats come with a fee, holidays to Spain gain popularity, IAG agrees to buy BMI

Weekend what we’re reading: Good sandwich map, Priceline’s last-minute deals, new airline seats

This weekend we take a look at sandwiches across America, Priceline's new last-minute booking tool and Lufthansa's new thin coach seats. Guess you can say we are covering news about eating, sleeping and sitting; that covers a lot of travel activities.
By |October 9th, 2011|Today|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: Delta starts union votes, airline seat inspection, scoring upgrades

Delta starts unionization voting as union flight attendants from Northwest are merged with the non-union Delta folk. FAA orders airline to inspect Japanese-made seats. Secrets of getting upgraded.
By |September 27th, 2010|Today|2 Comments|

The airline passenger “size-wars” — Would a seat-template help?

Short of politics, and perhaps children on planes, few topics seem to get frequent travelers more at odds with each other than what to do about very large passengers on planes.
By |August 18th, 2010|Today|22 Comments|

What we’re watching: Trains and tango in California, traveling cheap, secret airline seats, Elliott on the future

Jules and Effin Older take you into the woods of Mendocino County, California, for a train ride and unexpected tango dances. Learn how to shave costs off travel and Peter Greenberg reveals secret seats on airliners. And Chris Elliott tells us the future.

Who is that person next to me?

An airplane seat is one of the most unique spaces in the world -- a collection of strangers fit into their stationary positions, so close to one another that they literally are sharing the same oxygen, occupying that same space for hours on end. The travelers with whom we share an armrest all have their own stories.
By |December 26th, 2008|Today|3 Comments|

3 steps toward embracing creativity on your flight

Instead of entering your next rigid airline seat with the attitude “let me just get through this,” Jason Barger invites you to see that time on your flight slightly differently. Adjust your approach so you begin to see your flight as an opportunity to spend time void of the typical distractions.
By |December 12th, 2008|Today|3 Comments|