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No Pain, No Plane: The Masochism of Budget Airlines

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No Pain, No Plane: The Masochism of Budget Airlines

The airplane industry is at the forefront of making world travel possible for the average person. It is incredible that you can jump on a flying vehicle and be transported to another country, sometimes for just a few dollars. A Ryanair flight in Europe will regularly set you back no more than $25, taking you as far as London to Warsaw and back again. In the United States, there is speculation that new JetBlue routes from New York to London are pulling down the fares of other airlines by up to 12%. There is a race to the bottom, with...

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

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The Search for Travel Pillows That Don’t Suck

Travel pillows that don’t suck do exist! Once you have found one, you will open up a new, fatigue-free world of travel. This allows you to make the most of your vacation or retain productivity when working on the road. So what’s in the perfect plane pillow? Prioritize Size and Weight - Trtl  You’re a passionate one bag traveler and a careful observer of airline carry-on rules. You need to be able to justify the space that any item takes up in your backpack. Fortunately, genuinely compact options are available. The Trtl is a great small pillow option. This portable travel...

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

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4 Health Hazards of Frequent Flying and How to Hack Each of Them

I think we can all agree that perhaps the human body didn’t evolve to handle a 13-hour cross-continental flight from Los Angeles to Beijing. The general sense of crumminess we feel after landing is not an illusion -- it’s the body’s response to being launched 35,000 feet into the air, whipped around between time zones, sandwiched between strangers, and being fed a foil-wrapped concoction that’s criminally called a meal. If you’re a frequent flyer, listen up. There are a few health hazards you should keep in mind before hopping on your next flight. Luckily, they’re fairly simple to keep in...

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