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5 Ways Airlines Are Making Flying Worse

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Could flying get much worse and more uncomfortable in the future?

A couple of days back, MarketWatch wrote about5 Horrifying Ways Airlines Are Making Flying Worse“.

After looking over the article, it did seem that if these things really did happen, flying would be getting a whole lot less comfortable. (I find it hard to believe that it could get much less comfortable than it already is…)

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Which Airline Had Most Animal Deaths in 2014?

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I came across an interesting tweet from BBC Travel about an article from Bloomberg.com.

Ever wonder how many animals die on airlines each year? I can’t say that it’s something that has ever crossed my mind before… However, the Department of Transportation keeps track/ records of these occurrences and shared their findings in its February Consumer Air Travel Report. Continue reading Which Airline Had Most Animal Deaths in 2014?

Who Owns The Overhead Bin Space- Poll Results

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Over the weekend I ran a poll to get some feedback about a topic that I’ve often thought  a lot about both while waiting to board and during boarding.

I have my opinion on overhead bin space but wanted to see what you think when it comes to the question: Who Owns The Overhead Bin Space?

I decided to run a poll after writing a post a few months back about the (overhead bin space) topic which you can check out here. Continue reading Who Owns The Overhead Bin Space- Poll Results

Who Owns Overhead Bin Space- Vote Now

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At the end of September I wrote a post asking an interesting question- Who Owns the Overhead Bin Space?

Now obviously none of us actually own the space but do we pay for the right to get our fair share of storage up top?

Why is it fair that overhead bin space should have to be saved for those lugging on larger pieces of luggage while other bringing on smaller bags should have to use their precious foot space for those pieces? Continue reading Who Owns Overhead Bin Space- Vote Now

5 Tips To Combat Flight Anxiety

The fear of flying keeps many people from going on that amazing trip. According an ABC News article around seven percent of people suffer from aerophobia. (This statistic was found on Statistic Brain.)

Aerophobia according to Merriam-Webster is the fear or strong dislike of flying.

After my first flight to California at around 11 years old (which went fine), I started suffering from motion sickness during flights. This definitely led to a very strong dislike of flying for many years. It wasn’t until flying during a Spring Break trip in college and not getting sick that led to getting over this fear. Continue reading 5 Tips To Combat Flight Anxiety

7 Apps To Tackle In-Flight Boredom

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I’m not a big user of apps or games on my phone but there are a few that I do get lots of use out of.

When traveling, I find TripIt and Currency to be extremely useful. TripIt is also essential when planning trips. I also get lots of use out of AwardWallet which is great for keeping track of all of those easy to forget frequent flyer account #s and passwords.

During flights I’ll use my phone for a few minutes here and there to kill some time. If I have wifi, I’ll usually just surf the web. When I don’t have wifi, which happens to be the majority of the time I might play (the free versions) of Temple Run or the puzzle game KaGlom for 5-10 minutes to pass a little time during the flight.

Thanks to a USA Today article that I recently came across, I now have some new apps to consider using to stay busy and maybe even be a bit more productive during flights.

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