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!

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…

Getting to Sunny Benidorm

Benidorm beach Spain

Benidorm has been a hugely popular holiday destination since the tourist boom took Spain in the 50s and 60s. With over 50 years of constant development and maintenance being put into the coastal town, Benidorm now boasts a fabulous wealth…

Best Airport Christmas Decorations

‘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…

Turbulent Skies: The Top 10 Stories of Flight Attendants Getting Fired

There’s turbulence in the skies above, but it’s not always caused by changes in air pressure. Sometimes it’s the flight attendants themselves. Whether they’re bad seeds or are just having a bad day, some FAs just take it too far.…

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

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…

Cave Diving in Mauritius

A holiday in Mauritius calls up images of softly waving palm trees, lazy days lying on the white sandy beaches while the tranquil sea sends white-tipped wavelets washing over the shells on the edge of the shore, while polite and…