Sleeping on Airplanes sucks There are few more-dreaded places to sleep for most people than in an airplane. A noisy, packed environment with too much stress and too little space is not exactly the place for getting your good nights‘ sleep for a powerful next morning. But there are actually many things you can do […]Read more "How to Sleep Better on Airplanes"
It’s one of these things about traveling long distance. If you really love traveling, nothing is complicated. Except for this one thing: Sleeping. Going on a flight of more than three hours presents you with a challenge: Either you watch two movies or more, which is difficult, or you just try to sleep. If it’s […]Read more "Sleeping in airplanes"
Lufthansa launched its new cabin class – called Premium Economy – in 2015 in selected aircraft, extending to almost the entire longhaul fleet early 2016. The new Premium Economy Class is positioned in between Economy and Business class – quite literally. It is a mix of both worlds, aiming at the business traveler that doesn’t […]Read more "Lufthansa’s New Premium Economy Class"
Visa and landing permits are one of the worst bureaucratic hurdles countries still hold up, that have survived through the tech age. The reasons some countries ask for a Visa as an entry permit are dubious and sometimes just outright bullying. Despite many countries having abandoned Visa requirements for most of the civilized world, others […]Read more "How to enter China without a Visa"
Many of us travel not only for leisure, but also for business. And in some cases, we even have the opportunity to combine both into a single trip (which I like to do whenever I can). Traveling is great! Well, at least as long as things work out well. The travel industry has been very creative […]Read more "Frequent Travelers: Why Being Loyal Matters"
As ticket prices get cheaper every day, we can see positions like taxes and fees going up constantly. Almost every airline makes revenues in fees, fuel surcharge, booking fees etc. Very few people know that – at least in Europe – these items are refundable, even if the ticket itself states that it is not […]Read more "Refunds for Non-Refundable Tickets?"
Every now and then, smart airlines show the world that there is still room for innovation in a seemingly comparable and highly competitive industry: air travel. The differentiation of airlines is more and more difficult, as inflight entertainment systems and cabin design gets more and more standardized (and reduced). The only way for an airline […]Read more "The Real Sky Train"
Last month I was travelling to Los Angeles from Europe and I really asked myself, why should I force myself twelve hours into a small uncomfortable seat in between of two snoring, ugly-smelling fat guys, not being able to stand up, and then pay $1,200 for the airfare? I am travelling a lot in my […]Read more "5 Ways to Get a Better Airplane Seat"
I have travelled all over the world in the last years, and have seen all kinds of airports. Some are small and cosy, some are big and messy, some are plain cold but amazingly efficient, and some are just charming and you want to come back every time again. For me, the best airport in […]Read more "The world’s best Airport: Singapore"