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You’ve been sitting in the gate area at Washington Dulles for the past two hours when you hear those dreaded words…   “Ladies and Gentleman, Flight 365 is cancelled due to a mechanical problem. Please line up at the gate, and we will book you on the next available flight.”   Just great.   You [...]

 

Pros               Free WiFi   – Washington Dulles offers travelers free Wi-Fi throughout all terminals, just use the “Dulles Airport” SSID for access. Other “for-pay” wireless services are still available for travelers.   International Departures – Dulles is definitely the airport of choice for international departures out of the Washington DC metropolitan area…the only international flights [...]

 

In our last look at turbulence, we discussed the various forms of low-level turbulence; bumpiness found below approximately 15,000 ft. With this post, we’ll cover causes of high-altitude roughness. As an airline passenger, most of your travel time will be spent in high-altitude cruise. Turbulence encountered during this stage of flight will likely last longer [...]

 
Boarding and Overhead Binning

You’re boarding the plane, and the flight attendant’s voice pipes through the overhead speaker with that rarely-listened-to phrase…   “Ladies and Gentleman, as you board today, please move into your row before stowing your bags to allow the passengers behind you to board.”   Five minutes later, the same voice (a bit less patient this [...]

 

To Lean or Not to Lean…Should there Be a Question?   I have to admit, I really can’t stand it when someone leans his or her seat back onboard an airplane. When I am traveling in economy and seated in front of someone, I rarely do it…when I do, I do what I call the [...]

 

For most air travelers, turbulence is a word that invokes at least a little dread and discomfort. However, in most cases such apprehension is at least partly due to fear of the unknown. Once we better understand the subject, our newfound knowledge can help allay unnecessary anxiety. With this series of posts, we’ll examine the [...]