Airplanes

Airport Privatization Is About To Take Off In Canada

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

What happens when the private sector takes over? While airports may seem like monopolies which have no incentive to reduce ticket prices, it is important to recognize the effective and potential competition with which they are faced.

4 Stress-Free Ways To Travel With Kids On Planes

Heather Greenwood Davis | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Heather Greenwood Davis

Listen, I get that traveling with kids can be tough. I've done it with babies, toddlers, schoolboys and teens. I've been on a plane planning for a 5-hour trip to dreamland only to be startled awake by a baby's piercing wail. I've been the unhappy recipient of a child whose happiness is manifested through swinging feet that make constant contact with the back of my chair. I get it.

Survival Guide To Long Plane Rides With Your Kids

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Whoever said "Getting there is half the fun" wasn't facing an eight hour plane ride with little kids. The key to having the least stress free travel with kids (for you and your fellow passengers) is to plan ahead. These nine tips, from the second you book your trip to the time you're ready to head back home, will help you survive and thrive on a trip with rambunctious little ones.

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids (and Everyone Else) Sane on a Plane

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

As every air traveller knows, there is nothing worse than getting to your seat and discovering that the row behind you is full of children. Even if they're your own. As a frequent traveller and mother of four, I've been on both ends of the annoyance spectrum. So what can you do to make sure you don't have the most annoying children on a plane?

How I Get my Son to Sleep on Planes

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Angie Campanelli

Some travelling parents totally spaz over getting their baby to nap (on schedule or not). On point, I stressed over this issue for nights leading up to our first family trip. Throughout our travels, my husband and I tried many different methods to get our son to sleep in transit. Here are some tips that helped us succeed.

What We Can Learn From Ebola in America

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The need for a harmonized communication system is paramount or infection will spread. A lack of smooth channels between departments within the hospital led to a combination of confusion and misguidance. Thanks to the whistleblowers, other secondary factors such as lack of proper equipment and disposal of medical waste appeared to be mishandled. Then there was the overall morale of those working inside, which seemed to be poor at best. While this could be expected, there was little questioning of the hospital when it apologized for its handling of the situation.

Searching For the "Good" in Goodbye

Gillian Farber | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada
Gillian Farber

Three weeks ago, as I sat in the plane to take me back to my new found home of England, I felt, once again, an overwhelming sense of anxiety that I se...

A Crash Course on Musical Transposition

Penny Will | Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada
Penny Will

Transposition is a musical term for moving notes higher or lower to change key. So why do arrangers transpose? Why not keep everything in it's original key and for that matter why don't composers always write in C, as it has no flats or sharps? Choosing the key of a piece is somewhat like choosing a seat in an airplane. Though all the seats are sort of the same, everyone has preferences, for various reasons.

More Issues From Sitting: Blood Clots On Airplanes

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - Good news for budget-minded travellers: There's no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots, accordin...

American Airlines Places 'Biggest Order In History' -- 460 Planes

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest ai...

Bombardier Sees Slowing Orders For Regional Jets

CP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.A) says first-quarter profits rose to US$220 million as the Quebec-based transportation gian...