Skincare Inflight

Flying can be rough on your body (jet lag anyone?) and on your skin.  This might sound funny but you need to wear your sunscreen on a plane if you are flying during the day.  No way around it.  Why?  High levels of UV rays penetrate airplane windows since the su...more

The Mile High Club

A flight attendant on Oprah Winfrey's private jet filed a lawsuit Friday denying allegations that she had sex on board. In the suit, Corrine Gehrls, 39, claims that fellow flight attendants Myron Gooch and Kirby Bumpus -- who is the daughter of Winfrey's best friend Gayle King and is Winfrey's goddaughter -- made the accusation that caused her to be fired.--Huffington Post ...more

In my opinion the most curious part of that story is how in the world Gayle King thought it ...more

Ten Hours on the Tarmac

Over the weekend about 50 passengers experienced airplane hell aboard a Continental Airlines regional jet stuck on the tarmac. Everybody was headed to Minnesota’s Twin Cities, but thunderstorms in the area forced the plane to take a pit stop in Rochester to wait out the storm and get some gas. ...more

The Air Passenger's Bill of Rights or whatever the new, official term is, is FINALLY set to ...more

Synchronicity: Sully and Obama

Should the Ugandan baby born over Canadian airspace have a right to Canadian citizenship?

  I was lurking around trying to find more information about the case of the Ugandan woman, flying from Amsterdam to Boston, who gave birth on the plane on New Year's Eve in Canadian Airspace. ...more

All good points. I was surprised hows quickly American officials stated the baby would be ...more

On leaving...

“You must have great pain,” said the kind man in the light yellow golf shirt as I told him I was leaving Uganda, and wasn’t sure if I would return. We walked towards the airplane, more than 500 metres away. Apparently I missed the bus that took the other passengers there. ...more

Flying with small children

I recently flew on 4 flights in one week with my husband and two small children (ages 4 and 11 months). Now, when flying with children you expect people to groan to themselves, roll their eyes when they see you coming and then run from you as hey get off the plane. But at the end of our 4th flight we were waiting for our gate checked items and FOUR different passengers came up to me to tell me how great my kids were! So, while I am not an expert- I figure I should share what worked for us... ...more

You're absolutely right about managing expectations!  We take a lot of long-haul flights with ...more

Have Dog, Will Travel

Last week, Sweet Husband and I took our Welsh Terrier, Moe, to Lake Tahoe on vacation. The experience led me to several thoughts--both practically and philosophically--about traveling with pets. Practically speaking, the first thing many people have asked me about was the cost. All told, it was roughly $300, which included his airfare ($200) and a health certificate from out vet ($90) that everyone said we needed, but no one ever actually asked to see. I can hear people gasping, "But you could have bought another plane ticket for that!" And it's true, we could have. ...more