Clearing the Bar Is the Easy Part: [NYTimes]
"Mark Hollis is a pole-vaulter, and while he and his competitors here feel significant pressure as they compete for a place on the Olympic team, the anxiety they experience just trying to get their equipment to meets is sometimes even more excruciating."
posted by Fizz
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Imagine this: you live in a fairly remote place and need emergency eye surgery to save your sight that very same day. you get onto a plane but mid-trip your flight gets cancelled
because of a technical problem. flying with most airlines we know would mean you'd miss your surgery and be in a pretty tough spot.
but not when you're flying SAS. instead of leaving you stranded with a voucher, the airline found a replacement aircraft at another airport, flew it over to the passenger and got her to her surgery on time
). there is a lot going wrong in the airline industry these days but in my book that's pretty awesome.
posted by krautland
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Remember when air travel was viewed as glamorous and exciting? Of course you don't. So check out this collection of vintage flight attendant photos: Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
posted by brain_drain
on Nov 13, 2007 -
Upstart travel sites challenge the big three
Catering to skinflints who can't be bothered to check multiple sites for the best fares, travel aggregator sites like Mobissimo
, or Sidestep
allow you to search Expedia
, and Travelocity
with a single query, as well as bargain airlines like JetBlue
, which aren't covered by the big three. (note: Sidestep requires a download, and only works on Windows; the others are all just regular websites.) But maybe you'd be best off just heading straight to an obscure Belgian travel site
posted by yankeefog
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Ever wonder if the airplane food sucks everywhere? Find out at Airplane Meals
, or add to this vastly underrepresented body of knowledge by sending him a pic of your next mile-high snack.
posted by Su
on May 20, 2002 -