Air Travel

Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to to Cope with Them

Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to Cope with Them

While red-eye flights – flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning – are no better or worse than daytime flights for some people, others stay away from them whenever possible. And, even though I don’t mind taking red-eye flights at all – in fact, oftentimes I find them to be the …

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Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Whether you are about to spend money on your dream vacation or book some flights using your hard earned miles, you might be wondering whether it is worth paying extra to fly in business class as opposed to economy class. While I wrote an overview of the different travel classes that you can fly in as …

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10 Business Class Seat Types You Need to Know Before Booking Your Next Flight

10 Business Class Seat Types You Need to Know Before Booking Your Next Flight

While I mostly fly in economy class, I was lucky enough to have been able to take a few business class flights over the last couple of years as well. Not only was I able to try the service offered by several different airlines, but I was also able to experience a variety of different …

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What Should You Do If You Misspelled Your Name on an Airline Ticket?

What Should You Do If You Misspelled Your Name on an Airline Ticket?

You book the flights for your vacation or to visit your family abroad, a couple of days later decide to look at the confirmation email, and it hits you – you misspelled your name. Or, you entered your first and last name in the wrong order. Situations like that are not common, but they do …

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Battle of Euro-LCCs: Ryanair vs. easyJet vs. Norwegian vs. Wizz Air

Battle of Euro-LCCs: Ryanair vs. easyJet vs. Norwegian vs. Wizz Air

If you’ve traveled around Europe, then you will be familiar with the continent’s largest low-cost airlines: Ryanair, easyJet, Norwegian, and Wizz Air. You’ve either flown them, or they at least showed up in search results when you were looking for various flights (mostly) within Europe. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at each …

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Flying with Power Tools, Hand Tools and Hardware: What Are the Rules?

Flying with Power Tools, Hand Tools and Hardware: What Are the Rules?

Having traveled with thirty or so cordless drills and tens of other tools recently, I decided to look a bit closer into what the rules are when it comes to flying with power tools, hand tools, bolts, nuts, and other hardware. If you are looking for a quick answer, here you go: in vast majority …

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Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

Can You Bring Lighters and Matches on a Plane?

While not long ago, it was possible to smoke on a plane and thus use lighters on an aircraft freely, those days are (thankfully) long gone. As such, you obviously aren’t going to light up a cigarette mid-flight. However, you might want to have a source of fire – whether a lighter or matches – …

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What Are Fifth Freedom Flights and the Freedoms of the Air?

What Are Fifth Freedom Flights and the Freedoms of the Air?

If asked what airlines you can book between, let’s say New York in the United States and Vancouver in Canada, one would likely mention one or more of the major US airlines like United as well as the Canadian flag carrier, Air Canada. Did you know, though, that you can also fly between the two …

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A Guide to Transferring Between Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports

A Guide to Transferring Between Tokyo Haneda and Narita Airports

Whether you are about to visit Sapporo, Okinawa, or some other Japanese city other than Tokyo, Osaka, or Nagoya, and you are arriving from outside Asia, chances are you will have to transfer at one of the two major Tokyo airports – Haneda and Narita. Depending on what your destination is or where you are …

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