Flying

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This Is How You Fly Stress-Free

Flying is already enough of a hassle with long security lines, tiny seats and baggage limitations. There are things you can do to make your travels easier. You don't want to have your bag needlessly searched, your belongings stained or have something you overlooked confiscated. Keep these details in mind next time you pack your bag.
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How To Avoid All Those Hidden Airline Fees

When it comes to airline fees, knowledge is power. Once you know how to look for the hidden fees and how to avoid them, you can actually benefit from the hidden fee structure. We've tracked the recent costs of additional fees at some of Canada's biggest carriers and "Wow Air," the new low-cost carrier on the scene, so you know what you're up against.
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The Economic Case Against Leg Room Being a 'Human Right'

I almost spit out my coffee the other morning when I stumbled upon this piece by a fellow named Christopher Elliott. In it, he argued that having enough room for your legs on an airplane should be a "human right." One has to be willfully ignorant to not understand that this type of regulation, if adopted, would raise the cost of airline tickets everywhere.
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When Is it Okay for Kids to Fly Unattended?

When I was nine years old, I took a train from Kingston, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec by myself. I went to visit my grandparents for my birthday and to attend my first NHL hockey game. Nothing bad happened. So, why was I shocked this week when my parents sent me a last-minute email wondering if my son would like to go and visit them next week on a flight by himself?
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How to Maintain Back Health While Travelling

If you suffer from back issues like I do then your even more conscious on how to stay back healthy while travelling. On the road, uncomfortable car seats to small, cramped spaces on airplanes, buses, or trains, travel puts a serious strain on backs and necks. Here are a few travel tips that can work to reduce or avoid back pain and discomfort while travelling.
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3 Ways to Fly for (Almost) Free

Travelers looking to save money on accommodations can consider staying in a hostel, pitching a tent and camping or even give housesitting or couch surfing a try. While the sky is the limit when it comes to fine dining around the world, travelers can save money on food by cooking meals or eating local, street food.
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Sticky Situation: 12 Guidelines for Inflight Civility

Travelling by aircraft, to get to the conference, to visit a loved one or to explore a remote part of the world could result in verbal abuse, a physical confrontation, and seeing disruptive passengers escorted out by the police. Here are the 12 modern guidelines plus solutions to the most common inflight sticky situations to keep calm, at 35,000 feet and beyond.
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What I Learned This Week: Left To Do Right

I've been doing a lot of flying in and out of Toronto recently, and using the city's convenient two-pronged Billy Bishop downtown island airport almost exclusively to do so. The past four times I exited the ferry to catch a flight out of Billy Bishop, I witnessed the exact same behaviour of my fellow passengers:

Which Is the Best Airline in Canada?

I once witnessed a bar fight in Ottawa where a seemingly docile civil servant and a mild-mannered professor were reduced to fisticuffs over their contradictory alliances. True story. But, incidentally, I'm not talking about hockey here folks. I'm talking about the airline carriers across our fair northern nation.