Satirical Commentary

Virgin Atlantic Are Building A Plane With FLAPPING Wings, Just Like A BIRD…

Greetings from our office where I'm currently mopping up the spilled coffee after just reading Virgin Atlantic's most recent press release with utter shock and excitement. We receive lots of news about "enhancements", where airlines take benefits away and pretend they are good, but rarely, ok, never, have we received a release about a plane with state of the art wings, which flap like a bird! Is it a bird? Or is it a plane? You be the judge...(Continue Reading)...

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Flying Economy One INCREDIBLE + Hilarious Sketch Drawing At A Time….

Flight reviews are a really cool, new tool of the modern world. People like me take pictures, write witty little quips and share opinions on the seats, the food, the crew, and all things in between. The only problem is that they get a bit dull after a while. Same photos, same tone. Award winning sketch artist Christoph Niemann, an incredible artist whose sketches have been featured on the cover of every important publication including the New York Times and Time, got pencil and pen out to create his own fresh analog twist... (Continue Reading).

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The HONEST Truth: Here’s Why YOU Don’t Get Upgrades (And What You Can Do About It)…

The only reason I ever get calls from mainstream media are for upgrade tips. The reason they call is because everyone on earth wants to fly in a better cabin and doesn't want to pay for it. There are fewer seats than ever up front and more and more people hoping to snag one, which means less people getting upgrades. Here's why people realistically don't get upgraded and what you can do to improve your chances...

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Best PR Burn EVER? Virgin Atlantic Sent Me Flowers + A (HILARIOUS) Surprise For My AMERICAN Airlines Incident…

As many of you know, I was injured on a flight from Los Angeles to New York recently. Shortly after take off, an American Airlines beverage cart negligently came loose from the front of the plane, went flying down the aisle and smashed into me at high speed. Naturally, I thought, as a human being, that someone at the airline would care. Maybe they'd send a card, a sweet phone call, maybe even flowers and chocolate. Well, better late than never I got flowers, a card and something totally unexpected in the mail today, but it wasn't from who I expected...(Continue Reading)...

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You Can Now BUY A MOTORIZED Carry On Bag To RIDE Through The Airport…

Every traveler knows that a short walk through the airport doesn't exist and no one on earth enjoys walking through an airplane door with a head full of sweat. As airports get larger and connection times disappear, it's become clear that there's only one way to make it to the gate with wind swept hair instead of sweat dripped face; and that's on a motorized carry on...(Continue Reading).

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The MOST Ridiculous, And Yes, USELESS Travel Accessories…

Pardon me while I pitch a tent in the airport, create a bubble around my seat or turn this carry on bag into a DJ station complete with sound system. Because the world has far too many eccentric people, all with illusions of privacy and entitlement while traveling, "clever" companies have captured their needs by creating some of the most ridiculous, useless and humorous travel accessories that you can't even imagine to be real. They are...(Continue Reading).

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Why Airline Tea + Coffee Tastes Absolutely TERRIBLE…

Tea or coffee plus water, what's so complicated? Just boil! One of my favorite television scenes is a brief moment in Breaking Bad. In the scene, Gail, the new expert meth cooker in town, creates a scientifically perfect cup of coffee for Walter White, the show's champion meth cooker and protagonist. With a custom made series of tubes, hoses, beakers and of course... water, Gail shows the finer points of the coffee making art form. It's brilliant to watch and I'd assume, taste. If you've ever woken up on a plane to some tea or coffee, you've undoubtedly found something far less scientific that is in fact barely distinguishable as tea or coffee, you can blame science and a few man made problems...(Continue Reading).

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My Birthday Flying DISASTER + How I Kept It From Getting Worse…

Two flights taken, three cancelled flights and a stay in a dodgy Comfort Suites. Yesterday was my birthday and that's not an event worth noting in any calendar. I do however love to travel on my birthday, and each year, I set out to take a short trip. Last year we flew the Dreamliner to Mexico, this year we were planning to review JetSmarter, using our free private jet credit. What a disaster of a day... or two. Here's a step by step account...(Continue Reading).

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