Flying

Boarding Passes, Buffalo…

… United Airlines and Dr. Dao.

Today, everyone is a “Victim”.

I’ve not had much of an opinion on the United Airlines situation where a passenger was dragged off a flight, kicking and screaming. I wanted to learn more than just the social media side.

I have flown enough to know that most airline employees do not roll out of bed in the morning thinking to themselves, “Today is the day I am going to refuse carriage to a paying passenger and have ...

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Stick Your Hand Outside…

… see if it’s dark.

CBC Toronto News reported the other day…

 

Some Sunwing Airlines passengers were running out of patience after they landed in Toronto and learned they couldn’t pick up their luggage.

The airline flew home hundreds of passengers from Cancun, Mexico and St. Martin(sic) on Sunday night.

But those passengers weren’t able to pick up their bags and some waited hours to do so.

Karen Porpealia and her young family spent the night in Terminal 1 and missed their connecting ...

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Airports, from A(TL) to (YY)Z

I got talking with a friend who does a lot of business travel. She said that she considered an airport in a particular American city, ‘huge’.

Even although it’s been a good number of years since I traveled through that airport and what was a just-started expansion when I was flying through it is now complete, I still wouldn’t consider it ‘huge’. To me, only Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Dallas’ DFW, where in each you have to take a train to go ...

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Women and Airplanes

If you have never flown for business, you might be surprised to learn that hotels, airports and airplanes are surprisingly quiet places Monday through Friday. They’re busy, for sure, but they are quiet.

Being on the road ten days at a time meant one weekend at home then the next weekend in a hotel. During the week, it’s all business folk who, for the most part, are retired in their rooms by 9:00pm, with the occasional straggler in the exercise room ...

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Fear of Flying

I’ve flown a fair bit over the years, starting at a very young age.

My first flight was on BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corp, now British Airways) from Glasgow when my mother brought me to Canada and I was nine months old. I remember it well. Next flight was when I was eight and we flew to Jamaica for the summer to stay with my uncle.

At age twelve the family flew home to Canada after my mother, my brother and I ...

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