I hate packing for trips. I hem and haw and hem some more over what to bring. I study the weather reports and try to pack accordingly, but I know it's inevitable that if I'm traveling, we'll experience a sudden heat wave the likes of which San Diego has never seen before. Ditto in San Francisco. Or maybe the beginnings of a hurricane in Cabo.So, no matter how much effort I put in, I always seem to have the wrong stuff, despite my best attempts to be prepared....more
Somewhere over the Grand Canyon at 30,000 feet -- I was sipping from a plastic cup of cool water. The flight attendant swept by in short order with a plastic bag to collect the "trash." Not an hour later, along comes the metal cart (keep your knees and elbows in if you're on the aisle) with another drink service, and another hard plastic cup, including the funky-smelling, sandpaper-like logoed napkin. So what was wrong with the previous ones? I'd sipped from the cup which was completely unscathed, and never touched the napkin....more
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
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
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.
“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.