Are you looking for the perfect way to gamble while flying on a plane? Look no further – here are our picks for the top online casinos! Introduction Flying can be a long and exhausting process. Many travelers seek solace in online gambling, offering the convenience of playing casino games while on-the-go. Thanks to Wi-Fi […]
Top 3 Airports With Casinos
Have you ever been at an airport waiting to connect your flight for hours on end? We all have, and yeah, it always blows to twiddle your thumbs for hours waiting for a flight that might delay or not. Aside from drinking mugs after mugs of coffee, there really doesn’t seem to be much one […]
Which Americans have passports, and which Americans don’t?
30% of Americans have passports. But where do those Americans live? New Jersey takes the prize for the highest percentage of passports issued: 68.36%. At the low end: Mississippi, with just 19.86%. Via C.G.P. Grey, see the graphic below: For the “yes, but…” file: This dataset actually reflects addresses for issuance, not ownership of US […]
Upgraded: Stopovers in Istanbul, with free tours courtesy of Turkish Airlines
Sure, some airlines let you work in a free stopover. But Turkish Airlines goes one step further and offers up a free city tour on a stopover as short as six hours. Maybe getting into a shuttle bus and tooling around Istanbul after seven hours on an Airbus isn’t your cup of tea, but if […]
The mysterious popularity of ginger ales on airlines
A recent article on Chow.com identifies a trend in American aviation catering: The surprisingly high demand for ginger ale on America’s planes. Why ginger ale, and not Coke, 7UP, or Bloody Mary mix? The most popular theory among flight attendants is that it relieves nausea. “If [passengers] have motion sickness, it settles their stomach,” says Elizabeth […]
So what happens to planes that fly through volcanic ash clouds?
It’s been a bad day for travel to, from, or across northern Europe, with flights canceled wholesale due to the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. So, what would happen if a commercial airplane flew through a volcanic ash cloud? It’s happened before, to a British Airways 747 traveling over Indonesia in 1982: Aircraft avoid […]
What a shock: Your e-passport isn’t secure after all
Backtracking from earlier claims that e-passports are “totally secure,” the U.S. State Department is now urging travelers to keep their RFID-chip enabled passports in “radio-opaque sleeves” to protect owners from having their information skimmed by unauthorized readers within a 30-foot range. The State Department’s warning comes with the caveat that “hackers won’t find any practical […]
Rail website charges double if you search in English
Last week, I was trying to book tickets for travel between Barcelona and Madrid on the relatively-new AVE high-speed rail line. I soon realized that the price quoted on the website of RENFE, Spain’s national railway, depended on the language in which you chose to conduct your searches. When I searched the site earlier that […]
Five ways to get an edge over other air travelers
Most travelers head to the airport, check in, and let the airline take care of the rest. That’s not good enough. Especially if anything goes wrong — and things DO go wrong. You need be your own advocate, and you need a game plan, backed up with information and technology. Here are five ways to […]
Reader mail: How can I upgrade flights using American Express?
Reader VJ writes: I’ve heard that there is an American Express card that automatically lets you upgrade your flights on a bunch of airlines. Is this true? How do I get such a card, and what does it cost? I couldn’t find anything on the American Express website. Such a card indeed exists, but you […]