Category Archives: Living in Airports

If you spend a lot of time flying, you are in airports a lot. And if you do that, you often experience a “living in airports” moment, one of those situations that are part of the flying experience as much as the security checkpoint or the fasten-your-seat-belts sign.

Mobile Phones are the new Cigarettes

Well, I certainly have an opinion about how addictive mobile phones have became, but this post isn’t about that. This is about how, at least in the air, mobile phones became the cigarettes. Sort of. For years, I have heard … Continue reading

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Modern entertainment on board of Old planes? Someone made it happen 

These days, we are used to wait until we can board a modern plane to be able to enjoy modern entertainment. Not only that, many planes used on short-haul flights have no entertainment system at all. However, many passengers travel … Continue reading

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Flying is about the little things

Flying with kids is a nightmare, that’s well known, not only by the kids’ parents but also by those that are going to be sharing the flight with them. Well… That came out a little dramatic. To be honest, it’s … Continue reading

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“That’s a nice keyboard, sir”

We all know that there’s quite a paranoia about air travel safety, especially since 9/11. Some of the new measures introduced after that horrible incident make a lot of sense but others feel like theater, moreover if the security staff … Continue reading

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TIP: Connecting from Terminal 5B to Terminal 3 (Heathrow)

During this year I had connected many times at Heathrow Airport in London. In most of those cases, I was traveling with British Airways. Connecting in Heathrow always takes time, especially when you are changing Terminals so saving as little as … Continue reading

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Flying ’round the globe

I reached another milestone in my Homo Avionus evolution: a trip around the globe. Like Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne’s famous book but in less time and definitely in a more comfortable way. Some statistics of my trip: Visited 3 … Continue reading

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The Battle of Baggage Claim

You see a crack in their lines and you try to pass through it but you are not fast enough, and someone else has been quicker than you: an adorable old lady who give you a fierce stare you will … Continue reading

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