Archives for Month: December 2016

What are the best travel hacks for international flights?

December 23, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

When I think about international travel, I think about the destination: the new experiences, the different cultures, the fascinating people...the food!Alas, the travel portion is a necessary evil. There are a number of international flight hacks and to help break it down, I capture them in 5 categories: Booking and Membership Packing for the Flight At the Airport During the Fligh

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What does the UK have that does not exist in the US?

December 22, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

First and foremost, decent tea. Thank goodness Teavana came along… and then David’s in the past 10 years. Now if only the supermarkets (which are my next gripe) could get on board and throw out all their shit tea. It's as if the brands all get together and say “Americans know fuck all about tea, just bag up the shit we can't get rid of and send it to them. Give it the same brand, nobody

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What is the number one cause of airline crashes in the last twenty years?

December 21, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

Human Factors. Period. Primarily crew mishandling the aircraft and in some rare cases maintenance errors. You could go back 40 years and the answer is the same.Major malfunctions leading to hull loss are very rare by comparison.This does not mean that we should be scared of humans in aviation just that the incredible advances in aircraft technology have exposed the human in the loop as both th

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Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever sat next to on an airplane?

December 20, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

I once buckled into my seat when a strikingly beautiful young lady sat down next to me. She introduced herself and spent the flight telling me about the tribulations of touring, recording, and performing. I now know in some detail how horrible is the music business, and especially the people in it.She was young,  and intensely beautiful. She only had one name, but I’ll be darned if I can reme

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8 best long-haul flight accessories Keep comfortable, healthy and hydrated when you’re in the skies

December 8, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

When you’re facing a lengthy flight, there are certain little helpers that can make your hours in the air more comfortable – and mean you feel a lot fresher when you get to your destination. We're talking about accessories that help you get some sleep, stay as healthy as possible and keep you hydrated when all that recycled air zaps your skin of moisture. This means the likes of pillows and

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Testing out Cathay’s New Business Class

December 7, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

 Cathay Pacific have been scooping up awards left and right and centre for their new business class design and, after a comfy twelve hour flight with them, it’s easy to see why. To Hong Kong on the new and back on the old, I managed to compare and contrast side by side flights so to speak to then get back and give you the lowdown.First things first, though. I didn’t have to pay for my seat.

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Why Isn’t The Entire Plane Made By The Same Material, When The Black Box Remains Undamaged During A Plane Crash?

December 6, 2016 By Airline Ticket Centre

This is one of the oldest jokes in aviation. But seriously the construction of the Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder boxes is amazing. A fair amount of their strength comes from the fact that they are filled with a protective material to shield the electronics inside.For an aircraft to be built that way there would be no room for passengers.In any case, as counter-intuiti

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