Gather ’round, kids, and let me share with you a taste 20th century living. We booked our coming trip entirely using the internet: flights, accommodation, taxi. Before the internet existed, to book an airline ticket it was commonplace in those olde days to visit a business – a physical building – that was called a “travel agency.”
Hello from the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. We made it…
True, the cabin might not have been perfectly comfortable. We do have it so much easier in terms of travel than those of centuries’ past, of course.
Hello again! I’m back here in England since Saturday. The jet lag is fading… It is also initially occasionally a mild “culture” shock returning here after a visit to the States. It […]
For Christmas, we flew to Newark yesterday from Heathrow. We decided to make this trip special. We used Avios (BA air miles) and went first class. I grabbed that photo above in […]
While I’m here in the Catskills, Mrs. Nello is on a short trip to Morocco on airline business. She’d never been to the country before; and I’ve never been either. Based on […]
A second post in one day? I know, amazing! But I couldn’t mix this with the previous one, really. As I wrote the other day, I’m flying to New York tomorrow. Heading […]
A quick post. My wife just arrived in Cape Town on business. She sent me this photo a little while ago from her hotel room:
Ah, texting/instant messaging on our phones. Part of the great communication revolution. A wonder of our time in history. You may recall a “Valérie” from the conference call(s) post about my wife’s […]
Hello again! We were supposed to fly back to the UK from Newark, New Jersey, on Friday evening. “Supposed to” being the operative expression. But you never know when you’re flying.
Hello! Made it! Woke up in the dark here in the Catskills – still feeling on U.K. time. Just had a coffee in my favorite mug, which sat in the cupboard waiting […]
My first flight was on the Eastern shuttle between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Washington, D.C. I was age 9, and traveling with my grandparents. We three made the short flight to […]
With so many more people flying than ever before, and with space on board planes becoming tighter, people are, umm, closer than ever on aircraft. Perhaps too close. Rightly, Valerie wants everyone to […]
When U.S. airspace was temporarily shut beginning on September 11, 2001, quite a few flights were diverted to Canada. Thousands of travelers were stranded for days. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, […]
Our British Airways flight from Boston to Heathrow on Friday evening was full. According to the Captain, there wasn’t an empty seat on the plane – and it was a 747-400. So […]