What does your travel luggage say about you? I saw some pretty weird bags on my recent trip to Europe and it got me thinking. All those people you pass in the airport – next time take a moment and check out the type of bag they have. There is some pretty weird stuff out… Continue reading It’s all about the bag
It’s really good that airlines acknowledge these days that food allergies are a real thing. Remember in the days they used to serve nuts with your welcome drink – not any more. They have even gone a step further and now offer special meals such as dairy free, gluten free etc. Of course there will… Continue reading Did you say gluten free?
So you have this fantastic trip planned and yes, there is an overnight flight to get there. Do you plan to sleep on the plane and if so, please please share your tips on how to get a good night’s sleep on a plane. One option is medication. But beware. An acquaintance was in the… Continue reading Sleeping on planes
Woah …. before we go any further did you hear the news? You probably did because it is all over the place. Air Canada is now selling DIY PCR tests for people travelling out of Canada in preparation for their return trip. You have to have a negative PCR test to come back into Canada… Continue reading Take this swab…
That might be the way you check into your next flight – not by presenting your boarding pass but standing in front of a camera while your face is being “recognised” by a machine. This new facial recognition software will be launched at Atlanta airport in a few weeks by Delta Airlines. I know that… Continue reading Look straight at the camera
Well you never know these days what with the array of “emotional support” animals that people try and bring on a plane. But no, you are not likely to see a pig on your next plane but if you are flying into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport you might just see a couple as you taxi in… Continue reading A pig and a plane
for a very important date …. don’t let this happen to you … In these new travel times dates are so important and so complicated, the most important date being the date of your negative covid test. Some countries say 2 days before, some say 3 and there are even those who say 4 days… Continue reading I’m late, I’m late….
Oh what a week that was! I flew to Barbados last week to board the beautiful Seabourn Odyssey for a week of cruising around some of the most spectacular islands in the Caribbean. Now before you say anything I know there is a travel advisory level 4 – do not cruise. But this was work.… Continue reading Back on the high seas
Also known as a Very Ignorant Person. I encountered one on the flight from Barbados to Toronto. Because Toronto airport is so short staffed and to protect against too many people in an enclosed space our disembarkation was what they called “metered”. So first off the plane were all those with connections (and they… Continue reading There’s always a VIP
After all the travel shaming that took place last year many people just don’t want to discuss their travel arrangements lest someone will get mad at them. So travel takes place in secret, which is a shame, because there is nothing better than chatting with people about your travel plans, getting tips and advice (that… Continue reading Secret travel