While I agree that Air Travel can be romantic and miraculous, the reality is that over the past 50 years the romance has been replaced by a mixture of tedium and frustration. These air travel quotes reflect both the good and the bad parts of air travel.
This is a synopsis of my use of frequent flyer miles during my round the world travels from 2011 to 2015. It should help you to see how the programs have changed in the 2010s and give you some ideas how you can design a frequent flyer strategy that works for you.
Probably the worst type of flights involve having to make a connection in a foreign country. Here are some tips to make these connections as stress-free as possible.
One of the biggest challenges for long-term travelers is dealing with problems that come up at airports. Hopefully, this post will help you avoid some of the problems I’ve had getting to the airport.
Without a doubt, one of the most frustrating parts of living as a fifty-plus nomad is dealing with airports. In my five years traveling around the world, I encountered several issues I did not anticipate including finding the right terminal, not having proof of onward passage, and unexpected fees. This post helps you avoid some of my mistakes.
I have frequently managed to score business class seats either as an upgrade or for a modest additional fee. Learn how I did it and how you may be able to follow in my footsteps.
My idea of travel hell is airport immigration and security. In this post, I present three useful tips that hopefully will help fellow Fifty-Plus Nomads avoid some of the problems I’ve had.
In the last ten years, I have spent nearly half of my life traveling around the world. One of the few unexpected changes is the sheer number of times airlines have changed my itinerary significantly. Sometimes it has worked out to my advantage. Other times, not. This post tells you what you can do if this happens to you.
Airlines routinely sell more tickets on a plane than there are seats. They expect no-shows. Most of the time this causes no problems. If there is trouble, often they can find volunteers who will receive some compensation to take a later flight. Once in a rare while, airlines have to involuntarily bump someone. This explains your rights if this happens to you and why I am glad I have volunteered to be bumped a couple of times.