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A simple rule to help you decide if your carry-on bag is too big

A simple rule to help you decide if your carry-on bag is too big

David Whitley May 19, 2014 Comments Off on A simple rule to help you decide if your carry-on bag is too big

With airlines – both budget and full service – charging passengers to check in bags, a battle for the space in the overhead lockers on planes has emerged. As USA Today’s Chris Elliott says,

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Why Condé Nast Traveller owes Ryanair an apology

Why Condé Nast Traveller owes Ryanair an apology

David Whitley April 4, 2013 34

In the last few days there has been yet another round of Ryanair-bashing, largely sparked by the editor’s letter in Condé Nast Traveller. In this, the editor, Melinda Stevens, tells of her botched attempts

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Online check in for flights: Which seat should you choose?

Online check in for flights: Which seat should you choose?

David Whitley March 27, 2013 1

Which are the best seats to choose on a plane if you don’t want anyone sitting next to you? And should you check in online as soon as the service is available? In these

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Air New Zealand Skycouch review

Air New Zealand Skycouch review

David Whitley January 18, 2013 Comments Off on Air New Zealand Skycouch review

Unless you’re in the pointy end of the plane, with proper beds and complimentary caviar whenever you click your free booze-soaked fingers, long haul air travel is no fun at all. For economy class

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The truly brilliant KLM route map

The truly brilliant KLM route map

David Whitley November 11, 2012 Comments Off on The truly brilliant KLM route map

Popular searches Hardly Paradise: Anti-Postcards From A Grumpy Traveller KLM ROUTE

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How to take advantage of a dying airline

How to take advantage of a dying airline

David Whitley August 13, 2012 1

Bmibaby makes its last flights on September 9th – and there are some very good deals to be had for anyone prepared to pick over the corpse. Anyone looking for a bargain European break

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Why I don’t want an iPad for inflight entertainment

Why I don’t want an iPad for inflight entertainment

David Whitley July 24, 2012 3

Last week, Qantas announced that it was going to ditch the existing in-flight entertainment from its fleet of Boeing 767s and just give everyone an Ipad instead. That’s laudable, you might think, especially when

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Emergency exit seats: Profit over safety

David Whitley March 21, 2012 7

Late on the 21st of March 2012, I flew from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on Air Asia flight FD 3257. Now the Air Asia planes look rather snazzy – most seats are black, but

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Time to start asking questions about tax

David Whitley January 13, 2012 5

Blame tax rises No-one likes paying tax. Let’s face it, we live in an economy that splutters along based on massive, widespread corporate tax avoidance. And when a tax goes up, it’s an easy

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Travel industry predictions for 2012

David Whitley January 3, 2012 3

2012 should be a big year in travel – so I thought I’d join everyone else by making predictions for the forthcoming twelve months in the travel industry. These are based, naturally, on extensive

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