Author: Martha's Whirled News

Based in San Francisco, Martha Stewardess flies frequently for a major US airline. Layover here for airline and travel news, views, and stews! Martha Stewardess, dishing it up one mile at a time!

Gearing up for a family trip?

Flying with family is no simple task. Getting everyone packed, organized and ready to go through security with little fuss can present quite a challenge. Thankfully, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few pointers to help make…

Antigua is More Than Just Beaches

If you’ve come to Antigua to find beaches, well then you’ve come to right place. Antigua has some of the most stunning white sandy beaches in all of the Caribbean; in fact, in all of the world. But sometimes you…

Things You Never Knew About the Maldives

Home to the world’s best beaches, glorious diving, and decadent luxury beyond compare, you’re probably familiar with the Maldives from the glossy pages of Condé Nast and other luxury travel magazines. It’s not all spa treatments and sunset dinners at…

Air Shows in Florida

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…

Things to do in Barbados (that don’t involve a beach)

Barbados is blessed with miles and miles of pristine sandy beaches, this is true. And while it’s easy to while away your vacation here sipping coconut rum and soaking up the rays, there’s much more to do in this tropical…

How to get through airport security faster this winter

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…

The Frugal Flight Attendant’s Guide to Great Britain

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…

The Frugal Flight Attendant’s Guide to Rome

Ahhh…Rome! The very mention of the word conjures up images of scarf-adorning women on Vespas and handsome chisel-jawed men chasing after them. It’s a single girls dream. It’s also a dream for most of the rest of us too. The…

Ever Wondered Which Airport in the UK Is the Best?

Well, have you? We are willing to bet that yes, you have wondered. You have probably considered it intently, with furrowed brows, whilst stuck waiting for two hours in a sweltering departures lounge, depressed with the news that your flight…

Strange and Extravagant Airline Rewards

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…

The Hidden Charges of Low-Cost Airlines

You might think you’re getting a deal on that dirt-cheap flight reservation, but how many more times will you have to open your purse to shell out for “extras”? The primary marketing message of low-cost carriers like Ryanair is that…

Unique Airport Activities

If you’re like me, sometimes you have hours to kill at the airport, and there’s only so much duty-free shopping and sitting staring into space one can handle. If you happen to be in any of the following airports on…