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Top 5 US Airports with Longest Wait Times

Top 5 US Airports with Longest Wait Times

PeterGreenberg.com (October 29, 2013 ) reported almost half of overseas travelers say they would suggest avoiding a trip to the United States due to airport wait times. One in seven travelers say they missed a connecting flight and have had to cancel hotel reservations, car rentals and other planned activities. The U.S. Travel Association. reports [...]

October 30, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off on Top 5 US Airports with Longest Wait Times

Why is Getting Sleep on Flight so Difficult?

Why is Getting Sleep on Flight so Difficult?

Since the 1950s the minimum width of an airline passenger seat has been set at 43.18 cm (17 inches). Based on sleep research by Doctor Irshaad Ebrahim of the London Sleep Centre, released by Airbus, it was found that passengers will get a better night’s sleep were they to travel in  45.72 cm (18-inch) wide [...]

October 30, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel news Comments Off on Why is Getting Sleep on Flight so Difficult?

The Seating Squeeze on US flights

The Seating Squeeze on US flights

As recently as 2010, most airlines buying Boeing’s 777 for international flights opted for nine-seat rows. Now 70 percent of new 777s have rows ten seats across, Boeing said. This seating squeeze is likely to increase with airlines adding 5-6 additional seats per plane. Aisles are also getting narrower. Airlines insist they are making better [...]

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World Cruises on a Freighter

World Cruises on a Freighter

Most of today’s passenger freighters offering world cruises are French or German container ships, with approx. 20 international officers and crew on board, offering accommodations for 4 to 12 passengers on round trip, and longer one way voyages between the continents, only. The average port time is one day. Only a few general cargo ships [...]

October 18, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas, Travel news Comments Off on World Cruises on a Freighter

Road-trip apps for USA holiday travels

Road-trip apps for USA holiday travels

A number of very useful apps are free and available on one or more system e.g. Android, iOS, Windows Phone or BlackBerry. WAZE APP: Link with your hosts have to follow your whereabouts live and gauge your E.T.A. It provides real-time intelligence and alerts on speed traps, traffic tie-ups, and other hazards. HOTELS.COM defaults to [...]

October 18, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas, Travel news Comments Off on Road-trip apps for USA holiday travels

Contemporâneo Hostel, Botafogo

Contemporâneo Hostel, Botafogo

This small boutique hostel is included in the top 10 hotels in Rio de Janeiro by The Guardian. It opened in December 2012. Done out with Brazilian designer furniture, it includes Latoog hanging chairs – you won’t want to get out of these, Artwork from the local art school adorns the walls. High-ceilinged dorms sleep [...]

October 18, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel ideas, Travel news Comments Off on Contemporâneo Hostel, Botafogo

Mediterranean By Cruise Ship

Mediterranean By Cruise Ship

If you are planning a Mediterranean adventure this cruising season be sure to bring along this new sixth edition of our bestselling guidebook, Mediterranean By Cruise Ship. This new edition has been completely updated with information on attractions, shore excursions and getting around independently. All port maps show exactly where your ship is docked saving [...]

October 18, 2013 travelwriter International, Travel news Comments Off on Mediterranean By Cruise Ship

SAA in push for bio fuels

SAA in push for bio fuels

Durban – South African Airways is developing a massive bio fuels project to fill up to 50 percent of its aircraft-fuel needs over the next 20 years. The main purpose of the project is to reduce the national carrier’s climate change emissions. SAA believes the new “green fuel” plan could also help to contain the [...]

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Some of the Things Your Pilot Won’t Tell You

Some of the Things Your Pilot Won’t Tell You

I’ve been struck by lightning twice. Most pilots have. Airplanes are built to take it. You hear a big boom and see a big flash and that’s it. You’re not going to fall out of the sky You may not be getting the airline you paid for. You may go to an airline website and [...]

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Air France cutlery for kids that turns into a toy aircraft!

Air France cutlery for kids that turns into a toy aircraft!

Parents can find it difficult to keep children entertained at 30,000ft while making sure they eat a decent meal. Air France may have found a crafty way of solving both issues: cutlery that transforms into a toy aircraft. The set, created by industrial designer Eugeni Quitllet, has a plastic knife, fork, spoon with a of [...]

October 18, 2013 travelwriter Airlines, International, Travel Humour, Travel news Comments Off on Air France cutlery for kids that turns into a toy aircraft!