Category - Air Travel

A couple dudes having a GREAT time at an...

So very nice to see people enjoying themselves. Here are a couple guys having a great time at an empty airport terminal. Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), to be specific. After learning that they’d have to spend the night after their connection...

Following the Grimsvotn ash cloud

I have quite a few flights scheduled over the next 10 days so am trying to watch the Grimsvotn ash cloud closely. Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is doing a pretty good job with updates via twitter...

Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and specialty food shop/café with a decent sized offering of wines by the glass. I tried three but only...

Germanwings coffee

Isn’t really all that good. But how important are onboard purchase to these low budget carriers’ bottom lines? According to a story in its in-flight magazine glorifying its bistro selection, GW sells, on average, 400,000 to 450,000 cups per...

Ta-ta Ryanair, ciao Wizz

Well, that was fast. Just six months after beginning service from Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, to London Stansted, it looks as though Ryanair is abandoning the route. Bookings can still be made through 27-March. It’s not a total...

Did I do something wrong?

About an hour after an interesting discussion Sunday afternoon about the charges brought against Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk –more about what the Nobel prize winner called a “freedom of expression issue” here– I...

RyanAir finally lands in Slovenia.

As of Thursday 7 June, that is, with the long-anticipated service between Maribor (MBX), Slovenia’s second city, and London-Stansted (STN). Three flights weekly – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. I’m not a huge fan of...