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Complaining via Social Media While Traveling

Complaining while traveling used to involve standing around and muttering to yourself, picking up the phone, standing in line to see a supervisor or writing a letter … now travelers can stand in place whining to themselves while simultaneously kvetching on Twitter and Facebook.   If you plan to complain through social media channels, be…

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Reader Mail : Is There A Better Way To Get My Stuff Through Security?

Getting from the ‘land side’ to the ‘air side’ of an airport security checkpoint can be frustrating, especially for infrequent flyers. Airport security checkpoints in the US and around the world may have different designs, but the process of getting through a checkpoint with your belonging is always the same.   This reader mail comes…

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Never Pack Meds & Be At The Gate On Time – Lessons From Silent Bob

Earlier this month Actor and Director Kevin Smith, known for his portrayal of the character ‘Silent Bob‘ in a string of movies, had what can be described as an ‘incident’ with Virgin America.  You can read about this ‘incident’ here – Silent Bob Gets Loud About Missing A Flight While Mr. Smith’s entire issue with…

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iPhone App of the Week : My TSA

This week’s iPhone App of the Week has been around for nearly two months, but due to the creator of this App I needed to make sure the App worked only in ‘one direction’ before writing about it.  In a society becoming more like George Orwell’s 1984 every day I needed to do some homework…

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Travel Essentials – Belkin Mini Surge Protector With USB Charger

Nearly a month ago I wrote about the Griffin Technologies PowerBlock Dual USB Charger as a travel essential … shortly after the entry went up on Flying With Fish the folks at Flight Wisdom wanted to know why I had not instead written about the Belkin Mini Surge Protector With USB Charger. Well, the folks…

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Travel Essentials – InCase Sports Armband

This travel essential is for iPhone and iPod touch users … and given that a quick look around almost any flight will reveal that there are more iPods/iPhones than screaming kids, frequent fliers and Federal Air Marshals … I figured I should add this info the Essentials List. As an iPhone users I do not…

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Travel Essentials – Adventure Medical Kits : Travel Medic

9/2/2010 – Travel Essentials – Adventure Medical Kits : Travel Medic When traveling there is one certainty … at times “things happen,” and if you’re a photographer traveling on assignment chances are you might be looking specifically for ‘things to happen.’ On the road it is best to be prepared, either to maximize your time…

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Flying With Contraband Items? Face Deportation Or Worse

29/12/2008 – Flying With Contraband Items? Face Deportation Or Worse With all eyes focusing on airport security over the past few days I’d like to address an every day scenario Customs Agents around the world handle, passengers traveling with illegal items. Illegal items range from the benign Cuban Cigars entering the United States to weapons…

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Flying With Fish Builds blog.KLM.com

22/12/2009 – Flying With Fish Builds blog.KLM.com Over the past few days I have been distracted from Flying With Fish to undertake the creation of an entirely new blog.   This new blog is not mine…well it is mine for the next few weeks…the blog is that of the largest airline in Europe and the fifth…

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Manchester International Airport…an airport for clean freak flyers

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish— E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 6/12/2009 – Manchester International Airport…an airport for clean freak flyers When it comes to needing to use the ‘room-for-one’ I detest airports, train stations, airplanes trains…and pretty much anywhere else. As a traveller I may not be organized, but I tend to be a clean-freak. So for those of you who…

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