Category Archives: Air Travel

Overheard on the Pisa to JFK flight

Tweet Flying from Pisa to New York was the most profound test of my Buddha-like patience for rudeness and psychoses since I tried to buy a car in Romania. My immediate neighbor was a batshit crazy woman from the Dominican Republic, who was totally helpless, unable to even fill in…

Guest Blog: Travel Writing Tips from Paul Kilduff

Tweet Hi, my name is Paul Kilduff and I have written the book that has been Ireland’s best selling non-fiction work for the past two months – Ruinair.  It’s a humorous travelogue around Europe. Why does Ryanair ‘suck’ as an airline? I will allow their Chief Executive Michael O’Leary to…

Tomorrow – Guest blogger Paul Kilduff

Tweet My 12-odd regular readers may have taken note that I never have guest bloggers here at KB. If you’ve assumed that this is because I’m not very good at sharing, you hit it right on the button. I drink wine alone with the lights out and the shades drawn…

The definitive guide to airport and airplane etiquette

Tweet It’s been a while since I compiled a lengthy list of my opinions and pet peeves and given them an authoritative title so as to pass them off as travel gospel that panicky newspaper researchers can quote in last second filler stories. (Goddamn I love the internet!) Plus, I…

What is it about airports and the devolution of reasonable interpersonal skills?

Tweet [Also posted over at “This Is Why I Love Minneapolis (And Sometimes Saint Paul)”, due to cross-over appeal.] The story of how immigration agents at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport harassed, threatened and defaced the passports of some noteworthy Finnish visitors in September for absolutely no reason is still harshing…

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