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Air Shows in Florida

February 22, 2014
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With superb weather year round (except for those nasty tropical storms every now and then of course), and a steady stream of tourists eager to spend their hard earned vacation dollars, Florida makes an ideal locale for the grand spectacle that is the Air Show. So much so, there are no less than 19 air shows scheduled to take place in Florida during 2014 alone. Since most of these are annual events, don’t worry if you can’t make it...

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World’s Best Airport Hotels

February 17, 2014
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Today airport hotels have come an incredibly long way since they were first introduced to provide short-term visitors with a convenient and relatively comfortable place to stay. Many airport hotels around the world are now home to state-of-the-art spa and gym facilities alongside impressive roof-top pools and elegant fine...

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How to get through airport security faster this winter

October 17, 2013
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Travelling for Christmas? During the holidays, thousands take to the skies to celebrate with friends and family. It’s the time of year to give gifts to our loved ones. That being said, there are some restrictions on what can be brought on board a plane. The Canadian Air Transport...

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Heineken’s Departure Roulette

July 28, 2013
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Drop Everything. Push Button. Commit To: ??? For anyone at Terminal 8 in JFK recently, you may have noticed some perplexed travellers, a camera crew, a few brave contestants, and more than a fair share of a lot of lookie-loos. All gathering around a green Heineken board that looked...

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Claim Your Place in Space with KLM

April 17, 2013
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The “Claim Your Place in Space” Contest with KLM It’s the next logical step for flight attendants — manning (or “womanning”) a flight to space — but if you win KLM’s new Claim Your Place in Space contest, you’ll get the rare treat of being the star passenger, not...

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The Frugal Flight Attendant’s Guide to Great Britain

March 27, 2013
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If you’ve ever had a stopover in London, you know that sometimes attractions in Great Britain can be a tad on the pricey side, especially if you’re on a tight flight attendant’s budget. Good old “Blighty” doesn’t have to crush your wallet though. Take a look at these free...

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Strange and Extravagant Airline Rewards

March 1, 2013
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When it comes to airline rewards programs for frequent fliers, the ideas can get rather creative.  For many of those that fly the friendly skies, the reward of choice is simply more travel. But with the proliferation of rewards credit cards available, there is a growing contingent of fliers...

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Berlin and its Three Airports

February 12, 2013
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There are many cities in the world that are quite happy with just the one airport. Berlin is not one of them as it looks to open its THIRD airport later this year or early next. The German capital currently has just two airports after the closure of small...

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Best Airport Christmas Decorations

December 11, 2012
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‘Driving Home for Christmas’ is my favourite holiday song. I just love the idea of travelling on the holidays, leaving work early, and making it through snowy nights lit only by Christmas lights, to reach a cosy home. Perhaps it’s this romantic view of festive travel that makes me...

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The Frugal Flight Attendant’s Guide to Hotel Meals on the Cheap

December 9, 2012
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Hunger Games Most of us have been there – layover in a strange city, restaurants are closed, the room service is too expensive, and the snacks in the mini-bar just don’t scream “Nutritious!” What’s a girl with an appetite to do? Thankfully, the answer you seek is within reach....

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The Offbeat World of Airline Collectibles

December 5, 2012
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Unique Collections of Airline Memorabilia Like most flight attendants, I love everything about airlines — from the smell of a sparkling clean cabin to the ding of the seatbelt sign. I am not, however, a collector of airline memorabilia. Aside from one (okay two) barf bags in my purse,...

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Just Who are the Happiest Airline Employees?

November 17, 2012
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According to the folks at Payscale.com, the Happiest Airline Employees are the ones with Alaska Airlines. Maybe it has something to do with them getting rid of those in-flight prayer cards earlier this year. PayScale poured through data from leading domestic U.S. airlines to find out just which one...

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The Lowdown on Airline Crash Pads

November 15, 2012
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When I tell people that I am a flight attendant, they usually clap their hands giddily and tell me how wonderfully exciting my life must be. They will go on about how lucky I am to visit exotic locales on the company dime, and how I must have seen...

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The Best Airports in the World

November 13, 2012
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Travelers know that time spent in an airport can wind up being more than what we bargained for. With a 2-3 hour airport arrival time recommendation for international flights, chances are, you’re often left with a tad too much time to kill. And, let’s face it – there are...

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Funky Airport Bars

September 30, 2012
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I have a confession to make — I like a nice stiff one. A drink that is. (Oh you dirty minded soul you.) When it’s time to call it a day, since I’m usually at the airport, the call of the airport bar is sometimes too hard for this...

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