Airports

Toy Story-themed plane to fly China Eastern Airlines route to Shanghai

Disney fans are now able to fly alongside Buzz Lightyear himself after the launch of a Toy Story-themed aircraft. China Eastern Airlines has transformed one of its planes, with the exterior featuring a huge mural of the most well-known characters, Buzz Lightyear and Woody. On board, bright blue seats also feature pictures of the characters as do the overhead lockers, while …


Airports

10 Things Not to Do at Airport Security

Airport security is a necessary nuisance travelers must accept if they wish to be able to fly around the world safely. The best any flier can hope for is to get through security as quickly and painlessly as possible. That means being prepared and avoiding airport security mistakes that will slow you and everyone else down, and maybe even get …


The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers are using information on boarding cards to claim back millions in VAT – and are rarely passing the savings on to passengers Airport retailers have been accused of misleading travellers by claiming millions in VAT refunds without passing on the savings to passengers. The vast majority of airport shops in the UK request that passengers hand over their …

Airport workers reveal 14 hacks that will make your next flight easier

The inconveniences of air travel can range for disastrous to mildly irritating, whether it’s a canceled flight or a seemingly endless security line. Thankfully, the good people on Reddit banded together and enlisted airport workers, from rampers to flight attendants, to reveal travel hacks straight from the source. Here are 14 of their best tips to help you navigate your …

10 International Airlines That Make You Actually Want to Fly Economy

You don’t have to be in your golden years to know about the golden age of flying. Those were the good ol’ days: dressing to the nines, cocktailing with fellow passengers, lavish hospitality — you know, the stories your grandparents tell you. Today we’re grateful to grab a bag of Doritos on JetBlue or get handed a bag of biscuits …

15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers

Do you want to save money on drinks and baggage fees, skip airport lineups, get good prices on flights, keep the kids amused, and stay safe when arriving in airports at unwieldy hours? Then read on, because I’ve rounded up 10 professional travelers and invited them to share their best airport hacks. (See also: How to Get Through the Airport …

Here’s The WiFi Password For Every Airport In The World

If you’ve ever traveled overseas, you’ll know the torture of waiting in airports. If you’re lucky, its only an hour or two. If you’re unlucky (I once had a 16 hour layover in Los Angeles) it might be a bit worse. You might come prepared – a laptop loaded with movies, or a couple of good books. But what do …

Planes delayed as powerful winds hit tarmac at Melbourne Airport

Winds with speeds clocking nearly 100km/hr have forced some planes to delay take-off at Melbourne Airport today. Melbourne Airport has issued a warning advising travellers to check with airlines for possible delays caused by surging winds.   Winds with speeds of 61km/hr were clocked at the airport around 2.40pm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). Jetstar was forced to …