Flights and Flying

35,000 Mile High Treats

May 8, 2012

Learning to enjoy luxury Usually I turn right instead of left when boarding the aircraft for my international flight.  But thanks to Turkey At Its Best I recently enjoyed the delights of business class travel on Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to New York.  After two exhausting travel through Eastern Turkey, I found myself in a […]

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The Journey to the Journey

April 25, 2012

It is never easy to get anywhere from Akron.  Maybe that makes the journey and the chosen destination particularly special.  Although when transiting through the JFK airport, “special” does not seem like the proper adjective.  This airport is not for the faint of heart, or anyone with oversized luggage. Like most of my trips, first […]

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Where’s My Seat? Or: Why Do I Have To Sit THERE!!!

February 24, 2012

Securing a decent seat on an airplane has been a problem for decades, probably since deregulation.  Along with consolidation, increased fuel costs, and lingering financial issues dating from 9/11, airlines figured out there is money to be had in those preferred seats and they developed strategies to decide who sits where.  Some might even say […]

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Online Ticketing–More Than a Point and Click

January 8, 2012

There was a time when booking an airline ticket was simple–just call your travel agent and tell her your travel needs.  All the flights were in s publication rivaling the Manhattan phone book in size, called the OAG or Official Airline Guide.  Routes and rates were fixed, bags were checked for free, and hot meals […]

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