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The Mile High Club

31. July 2007

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One way to whittle down the long hours on a plane is by joining the Mile High Club. What is the Mile High Club? It’s not the same as the Frequent Flier Club. The Mile High Club is a term used to describe people who have engaged in sexual activity while up in mid-flight, either […]

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Just Your Typical Long-Distance Flying Story

23. July 2007

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The flight to New Zealand was due to leave from Terminal 2, Los Angeles at 10pm on Sunday night. I knew from experience to allow several hours’ padding between that flight and the connecting United Airlines flight from San Francisco that afternoon, in case the flight was delayed. I got to San Francisco airport at […]

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Lost Luggage: Where Did My Suitcase Go?

6. July 2007

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Inspired by the very funny Airport Luggage: The Bermuda Triangle Extends on Ubertramp.com. If you’ve been on a plane more than once, chances are your luggage has been ‘misplaced’ at some point. In the grand scheme of things, lost luggage is not a tragedy. But after a butt-numbing 20 hours in a plane (New Zealand […]

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The Art Of Waiting At The Airport

2. July 2007

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If you’re a keen traveler, you’ll have spent a fair chunk of your life waiting at airports. It’s generally quite a dull time (although, with cars crashing into airports, a dull time can be a good time). But there are ways to pass the time more enjoyably. Get access to airport lounges via club memberships […]

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How To Get An Upgrade To Business Class

21. June 2007

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I must admit that I’ve only ever flown Business Class a few times via air points. I’ve never just charmed my way into a seat at the front, so I’m informing myself through this piece as well as you. If you’re an upgrade pro, do share your secrets! Tips below via Forbes.com, MSN.com and my […]

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10 Ways To Make Long-Haul Flights Bearable

19. June 2007

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We’ve all suffered through crap flights. The screaming a baby; the neighbor who has no concept of personal space; the passengers shouting to each other across you; the guy who starts snoring, drooling and slowly leaning in your direction… I fly economy, because I don’t have $10K to throw at a booking agent for a […]

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Conquer Your Fear Of Flying

19. June 2007

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Many people have a fear of flying. It is partly rational – the plane could possibly crash or be held up by terrorists – but what are the odds of that? You have a much greater chance of being hit by a car on the street. Does that cheer you up? No? I don’t suffer […]

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