GULLIVER is not the type of person to kick up a fuss on his travels, least of all when lucky enough to be at the front of the plane. But his patience was pushed to the limit a couple of years ago, when his EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London was blighted by the near-constant […]
Delivering the goods LATE on a Monday morning the village of Zhangwei is quiet. Chickens scratch and cluck at the side of the road. Workers use wooden spades to spread grain on the highway to dry, using half its width so that traffic can still pass on the other side. Yet at the community centre […]
ON MAY 11TH a Nigerian woman filed a lawsuit against United Airlines for removing her and her two children from a flight after a fellow passenger complained of her smell. Queen Obioma accuses the airline of singling her out “because of her black race and Nigerian citizenship”. The incident took place two years ago on […]
You’d have to have a total lack of emotional intelligence right now to be a United employee, and make jokes about dead dogs in front of paying customers. But that’s what allegedly happened.
Is it enough for another passenger just to make allegations?
“WE WON’T do business with a company that is busy trying to sue us.” So said an uncharacteristically stern Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May, in Ottawa on September 18th. The two had teamed up to take on Boeing. The giant American aeroplane-maker is pressing Donald Trump’s administration to impose […]
THOSE of us who fly regularly have grown thoroughly accustomed to the usual interactions with flight attendants. Yet because most cabin crew are so courteous and professional, few of us probably have a good sense of how they would like us to behave so that they can go about their jobs as efficiently and pleasantly […]
Skymall wasn't making most of its money from its catalogs. By 2013, it earned more money by acting as a middle man for credit card companies and other partners: When a credit card holder spends enough money on a card, these reward programs allow you …
Virgin's Velocity program, for instance, is currently offering four points per dollar spent with ASOS, Booktopia, Appliances Online and StrawberryNET. “The whole idea is to spend the money you already spend but picking the right rewards card to best …
If, however, you don't want to shell out the money for another seat, then you should carefully select seats that will give you the most space possible. Consult SeatGuru to see the layout of the … Though there are no guarantees; you need to call the …