It’s how you see the world

Although the world is still very far away from inclusiveness, humans are making strides – and that includes new thinking in facilities for the disabled. Technology, of course, is leading the way, especially with new materials and ways of manufacturing.  But, you will also find humans and companies really thinking hard about to make those who are less-abled feel freer.…

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Lies and honest mistakes

The other day, I told a friend that Knoxville is the capital of Tennessee. Five seconds and a blur of fingers later, he said: ‘No, it’s Nashville.’ My statement was obviously not true. But since I sincerely believed in the accuracy of what I was saying, I was nonetheless being truthful. I was mistaken, not mendacious. This distinction between truth…

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Jet lag can make you stupid

We periodically feature content from AViewFromtheWing.com.  Gary Leff, who runs the site is a travel authority in a number of areas, especially when it comes to points, saving money and how to travel in the best ways. Here, we feature his best solution on how to beat jet lag and make the most of your trip.  He’s traveled enough, and…

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Small is all you need

Air travel can be a frantic and fraught experience, at times.  Too many people, too many gates, not enough time, parking . .  the list goes on and on. But, have you ever noticed – or even thought of – some of the smaller airports near you?  If not, you might want to investigate the options that they present to…

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Lost bags? Soon, less snags.

The last thing you want when travelling is for your luggage to go missing or to even simply be late arriving.  And that’s especially when the airline compelled you to pay for the bags.  Airlines make a lot of money from baggage fees and they often count on this as a way to eke out a profit on flights where…

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Boeing diagnostics

Boeing has had a rough ride (pun intended) over the last few years, related to aircraft build quality and / or maintenance.  Their 737-500 has been a safe plane to fly. But, the series it belongs to, which includes the 737-300 and 737-400, has had 19 fatal accidents over more than three decades in operation. Statistics aside, those numbers don’t necessarily instill confidence in…

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Crypt the flight fantastic

We’re sure that you, our erudite readers, are fully aware of the undercurrent of cryptocurrency that is commanding some attention in the news, lately.  It’s a big thing, then it goes away.  It causes all sorts of confusion in what it’s all about, but then people like Elon Musk put their endorsement on it.  And still, many of us don’t…

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How to train Americans

As you will likely know if you visit our site often, we love trains.  In these days of global environmental anxiety, exploding world populations, and transport options getting squeezed, trains are the obvious solution. Trains are used every day by millions of people across the globe.  But many of our friends in the USA are still unable (or unwilling) for…

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Kung Fu stewardess

Well, we never thought that we would be writing about this. The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc everywhere.  It has been a sad and horrible event in our lives.  But, as we write this article, instead of rejoicing in the fact that the world is slowly reopening, we see many individuals exhibiting their absolute worst behavior, especially on aircraft. There…

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Covid? Why not GOvid?

As of this writing, travel is starting to come back to life post-Covid, and the desire to fly away and see the world again. But, as ever, we need to still be vigilant and careful when it comes to travel. We can never take too many precautions, even in the best of times, but even more so now. Our affiliate…

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Amazon transit

Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund has committed to provide below-market financing to support the transit-oriented development of affordable housing in Seattle and Washington DC, with the aim of ensuring that moderate to low-income families can afford to live in areas with easy access to employment, schools, healthcare and education. ‘Housing and transit are the first and second largest expenses for most…

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Tunnel of Love Boat

Norway, as you likely know, is a Scandinavian country comprised of towering mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Stunning in it’s natural beauty, it is also the home of  more than 5,000,000 progressive and intelligent people, and one of the top ten most green climate-conscious countries in the world.  There are 239,057 registered islands.  Read that again.  You can imagine…

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Brain drain

Scientists are discovering that investigational Alzheimer’s disease therapies are more effective when paired with a treatment geared toward improving drainage of fluid—and debris—from the brain, according to a study in mice. Some drugs have shown little success in slowing declines in memory and thinking, leaving scientists searching for explanations. Read more courtesy of futurity.org. Sometimes a spa can rejuvenate. Germany…

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Snack slack

The phrase “Airline food” has almost become a joke in itself.  And, now that we are (hopefully) exiting the Covid-19 pandemic, people are flying again.  And, they’re not always overwhelmed with joy when they see what is presented to them on flights.  To be fair, many of the airlines are still hemorrhaging money from the utter lack of passengers due…

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Vaccine screen

As of this post, the Covid-19 situation appears to be brightening, albeit in a hesitant manner.  Just when it seems like cases are dropping and humans are paying attention, massive spikes in cases happen and the resultant outcomes are often not good at all. Needless to say, there are still piles of questions that need to be answered.  In this…

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Codeshare beware

Have you ever had to untangle your way out of a codeshare?  Do you even know what a codeshare is? One of the most troublesome kinds of airline reservations is the codeshare where one airline places its ‘code’ on another airline’s flight and sells it as though it’s on their own planes and operated by their own crew. This often…

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I’m a dream engineer

Most of us have had a nightmare or a few. They’re a normal response to stress. But for a significant minority of people, they’re so frequent – about 5 per cent of the population experiences nightmares on a weekly basis or worse – that the disruption to sleep can be severely harmful to mental health, increasing symptoms of anxiety, depression…

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Do you know Value Alliance?

If you don’t travel much to the APAC (Asia Pacific) regions, you may not know that they have an airline alliance much like the rest of the world.  And you may not know their carriers.  But, here they are!  Value Alliance is the world’s first pan-regional low-cost carrier alliance comprising six Asia Pacific market champions. Its members — Cebu Pacific,…

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Women, go lightly

There is a new option for women travelers who want to feel worry-free when they travel. Golightly is a private travel club for women providing a safer space to list and book vacation rentals and home-shares within a vetted community. All properties are only listed and booked by a verified member, but she can travel with whomever she chooses. There’s…

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