Archives for Month: February 2017

What are the best airport tips?

February 25, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

For international travel always take adapters for the power outlets. Have ebooks/books/offline stuff to read/do. Bring more for unexpected delays. Be hydrated. Bring candy to bribe/socialize with flight attendants, you may get a free upgrade. Bring luggage tags. Take a picture of where you parked and email it to yourself with the airport name in your email so you can search it

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Which airports do pilots consider the most challenging for landing?

February 24, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

The most-challenging airports are those with safety hazards.  These hazards may be topographical, weather-related, traffic-related or caused by congestion on the ground.  Operational changes also create hazards.There are a number of airports with ground contours on or near the airport that create problems. Some examples:  San Diego, CA's Lindbergh was notorious for planes having to maintai

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What do flight attendants notice about passengers as they board the plane?

February 23, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

What we notice, standing at the door: apart from the obvious, male, female, old or young, we pay attention to their language (check if they hold a magazine or newspaper), citizenship (in Japan I greet with Konnichiwa or Ohayogozaimasu), in Thailand, sawasdeekrap, and so on.. if I know it is in their language I try to welcome the guests and hope I guessed right.Another thing: Do I smell something

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What are some of the coolest looking visas?

February 9, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

India's and China's require more work than most countries for Americans, but the visas are full page stickers.India's includes a photo. I think the U.S. Visa does too, but I haven't seen them for any other countries. China's features The Great Wall. The visa extensions offered in-country are much plainer. The work visa is identical except there's an Z instead of an F. Dates and duration

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What will the airliners of the future look like?

February 8, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

The shape of an airplane is dictated by physics but that's a bit like saying chemistry is dictated by physics,or biology is dictated by physics. Currently wing length is dictated by runway widths, cabin lengths by airport bays. The bulk of the cabin is a tube of constant width as this is the cheapest way to make a pressure vessel and you can increase seating capacity by stuffing in another plug.

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Why do people point lasers at airplane cockpits?

February 7, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

The main reason is curiosity.In 2011, a man named Justin Stouder in suburban St. Louis pointed a laser at a helicopter and was arrested. When he was being questioned by the police, he said-"I started off admiring the laser, and shining it to see how far it goes. Then a helicopter flew by and I made the decision to see if it would reach the helicopter. Obviously it did."Stouder was

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How does refueling at airports work?

February 5, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre

The refueling process is a bit different at every airport. The types and frequency of aircraft served, proximity to fuel delivery systems, environmental considerations, and--most importantly--safety all determine the facilities that an airport chooses to build. I recommend Craig Good's answer for a more detailed look at OAK and the facilities it uses for refueling. This answer is a more genera

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