One pitfall of heightened airline security

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One of the Most Travelled Guys I Know

He is an inspiration to some, a revulsion to others, but a fascination to many. At his class reunion he won awards for most weight gained, most hair lost, most improved odour, and person who travelled the least to be there… but since September 2003 he has travelled 46954 kilometres.    His...
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Some of the more entertaining airline safety briefings

Occasionally, airline flight attendants make an effort to make the “in-flight safety lecture” a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported: “As we prepare for takeoff, please make sure your tray tables and seat backs are fully upright in their...
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10 Strangest Airline Stories of 2008

Some crazy stuff happened last year year in the airline industry - I came across this article on the 10 Strangest Airline Stories of 2008, and thought you might find it entertaining!
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… at SEA

Twas the night before Christmas, and far out at sea Our vessel was sailing, as smooth as could be The stockings were hung from the balcony chairs With hope that St. Nicholas would find them out there The children were nestled all snug in their uppers Having just settled down from a Christmas Eve supper And...
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Dating the Mayan Ruins a bit ‘too’ precisely :)

A tourist is traveling with a guide through one of the thickest jungles in South America, when he comes across an ancient Mayan temple. The tourist is entranced by the temple, and asks the guide for details. To this, the guide states that archaeologists are carrying out excavations, and still finding...
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Crazy questions heard on cruise ships

10 Questions from Cruise Ship Passengers: 1. What time is the midnight buffet? 2. Will the elevator take me to the front of the ship? 3. How do I find my picture? 4. Do the crew sleep on board? 5. Does the ship generate it’s own electricity? 6. Are the entertainer’s paid? 7. Someone asked...
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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” (Some Inspiration)

    Oh, the Places You’ll Go!     by Dr. Suess     Congratulations!                                      Today is your day.                                         You’re...
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Where Are We? (One of my favourite travel jokes)

WHERE ARE WE? A man and his wife were driving their Recreational Vehicle across the country and were nearing a town spelled Kissimmee. They noted the strange spelling and tried to figure how to pronounce it – KISS-a-mmee; kiss-IM-mee; kiss-i-MMEE. They grew more perplexed as they drove into the...
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When “No Frills Airline” was just a joke

Rising fuel costs are forcing airlines to become more efficient, to add ‘fuel surcharges’ to their flight prices, and to get very creative in cutting costs.  This means that they are eliminating or charging for things that we have taken for granted in the past, such as snacks,...
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