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The Ultimate Place To Be

June 29, 2014 in post then categories by admin

With vibrant towns, sandy beaches, gorgeous scenery, Sardinia is the place you must go in summer.

If you’ve yet to visit Italy’s dreamiest island, it definitely should be added to your bucket list. Here’s why @ FlyLately.com…

1. Because “Costa Paradiso” truly deserves its name. 
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This spot on the northern coast of the island offers impeccable scenery, including that brilliant blue water. It’s a popular vacation destination, with a small village, rocky beaches and prime snorkeling.

2. And so does “Costa Smeralda.”
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More beautiful beaches, waters and nature makes up the “Emerald Coast,” located on the northeast coast. From golf courses to family-friendly resorts, there’s an activity for everyone here.

3. Agriturismo.
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Agriturismo or “agritourism” brings visitors to local farms and ranches in Sardinia. Visitors can stay at farm house resorts and experience the Italian countryside. The best part? All that delicious farm-grown food.

4. History buffs will go gaga for Nuraghi.
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These “ancient hollow heaps” are unique to Sardinia and are a sight every history nerd should see.

5. Because La Pelosa beach’s white sands and clear waters are simply breathtaking.
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6. You’ll drink some of the most delicious wine and eat the most delicious food ever.
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Italian food in general is delicious… but Sardinian food? There aren’t even words. Local farms grow fresh produce and vineyards produce incredible wine that can’t be beat. Wine lovers can travel the Sardinian wine route and sample some of the finest vino around.

7. Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is just as stunning as its nearby beaches.
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The lively city boasts a medieval center, cobblestone piazzas and tasty restaurants and cafes.

8. Isola dell’Asinara is the most beautiful former prison ever.
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The former site of a maximum security prison, Isola dell’Asinara has a complicated past. Today the island has done a 180 and is a lush national park with lots of beautiful wildlife.

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Judge rules US Airport Policy Is Unconstitutional Quick Read

June 25, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

The U.S. government’s no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling on a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation.”The court concludes international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society,” Brown wrote in her 65-page ruling.

“Accordingly, on this record the court concludes plaintiffs inclusion on the no-fly list constitutes a significant deprivation of their liberty interests in international travel,” Brown said.

The 13 plaintiffs – four of them veterans of the U.S. military – deny they have links to terrorism and say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at an airport and were blocked from boarding a flight.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought suit against the policy in 2010, argues that secrecy surrounding the list and lack of any reasonable opportunity for plaintiffs to fight their placement on it violates their clients’ constitutional rights to due process.

The government contends there is an adequate means of contesting the flight ban and that individuals listed under the policy may ultimately petition a U.S. appeals court directly for relief.

The no-fly list, established in 2003 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, bars those on it from flying within the United States or to and from the country.

As of last year, it included some 20,000 people deemed by the FBI as having, or reasonably suspected of having, ties to terrorism, an agency spokesman said at the time. About 500 of them were U.S. citizens.

OK, Does this decision  seem a little wrong to anybody else ?  Maybe Give them a meaningful way to contest that decision ?
 What the hell, Did anybody forget about 911 ?  Who is this dumb ass judge.  OK, Lets just let all the terrorist back in our neighborhoods again and into our flight schools.  This is a new world we all have to live in after 911 because of a connection with Muslim terrorism, not all Muslims, but come on.  I don’t even believe I am talking about this.
 

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Airline ruins man’s dream trip Watch story

June 25, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

 A man is suing British Airways after he landed in Grenada instead of Granada. Edward Gamson wanted to go to Granada, the city in Spain but wound up in Grenada, the Caribbean island.

Gamson didn’t realize he was heading 4,000 miles in the wrong direction until he looked at the in-flight map on the plane. Needless to say, the American dentist, who says he hadn’t had a vacation in two years, was not happy. Especially since he was very clear with the booking agent that he wanted to go to Spain, going as far as providing airport codes.

Initially, British Airways was very apologetic and promised to get him and his partner to Spain right away. But three days later, they still hadn’t made it and the airline allegedly refused to refund their first class tickets. Now Gamson is suing for $34,000, the estimated cost of his pre-booked hotels, trains, and other tours.

This is what happens when “I say Grenada, you say Granada.”

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Worst Travel Nightmares! (And How To Make Them Go Away)

June 21, 2014 in post then categories by admin

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Relax! FlyLately.com common-sense tips will help banish even the worst-ever travel nightmares.

For a few unlucky travelers, vacation can feel a little like that bad dream where you’re walking the halls of your old high school with no clothes on. Missed connection? Lost reservation? Credit card crying “Uncle!” halfway through your trip? Wake up to these common-sense fixes.

CANCELLED?!?!?
For me, one of the great “ahhhh” moments in travel is when you step through the front door and into the lobby of your hotel and step up to the desk to check in. Being told, “So sorry, I have no record of your reservation” can be one of the most brutal travel nightmares. Two words: Be nice. Remember that desk clerk is your gateway to a comfy bed. Now would be a good time to take out that printout of your reservation (you did bring a printout of your reservation, didn’t you?) or call Expedia, Travelzoo, or whichever online booking site you may have used. It’s probably a simple misunderstanding or a data entry mistake. If not, and if the hotel is fully booked, ask what accommodations are available in nearby affiliated hotels. (This is easier when dealing with a big chain, but even smaller hotels may be in close contact with competitors in the neighborhood.) If you’re like me, this situation will never happen because you will have called the hotel a few days before arriving to confirm your reservation, and if you’re going to arrive late in the evening you’ll let them know so there’s no chance they’ll give your room away.

WHERE’S MY WALLET?
For all of us lifelong consumers, the lost wallet can seem like the most sickening travel nightmare, but it’s actually one of the easiest to deal with if you’ve done your homework. Before you leave for vacation, obtain a backup ATM card, print out a list of all your bank and credit card accounts, make a photocopy of your passport, and never carry all of these things in the same bag. I think you can see where I’m going with this: When your wallet goes missing, you’ll have access to cash, a list of accounts to cancel, and an ID to prove you’re you in the event that you must ask a relative back in the States to wire you funds via Western Union.

CRASH!
This may cross your mind every time you get behind the wheel of a rented car: What happens if I get an accident? Yes, it can be a sticky situation, especially if you’re overseas where other drivers, police, and emergency workers are speaking another language. But a little prep work helps: Ask the rental agency in advance what you should do in the event of a fender bender or worse; check with your home auto insurance company and credit card to see if your coverage includes a rental car; learn the local customs and rules of the road. Should you get in a crash, call the agency, file a police report, and get the insurance information of anyone else involved in the accident.

WHERE’S MY PASSPORT?
Stop whatever you’re doing and make a photocopy of your passport. Now write on the photocopy: travel.state.gov. Keep the photocopy and your driver’s license or state ID separate from your passport when you travel and you will be positioned to find the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate and order a replacement passport immediately if necessary. (You can even get an emergency passport fast-tracked if you are scheduled to fly within 14 days.)

OUCH!
Quick! Does your medical insurance cover you if you break your leg on a mountain in Nepal? If you don’t know the answer, you’re not yet prepared to get your passport stamped! Make sure you understand your coverage — or explore emergency travel insurance to make sure you don’t spend the rest of your life paying for that surprise medevac. (Hint: All medevacs are surprises.) If you are injured, your hotel and/or local consulate or embassy can be your best source of doctor recommendations. For less catastrophic injuries, a modest first-aid kit is your best travel BFF.

I CAN’T FIND MY KID!
Unlike the lost wallet, which only seems like the ultimate bummer, losing your kid at a theme park, boardwalk, or anywhere really, is a legitimate, terrifying disaster. But for the safety of your child and your own sanity, remaining calm and enlisting the help of qualified authorities immediately is your best course of action. Police officers or theme park security will have dealt with the missing-kid scenario before and will be understanding and helpful. And if you’re like us, you’ll have snapped a photo of your kid that morning so anyone you ask will know not only your kid’s complexion and hair color but also the exact clothing he’s wearing. And you’ll have provided your child with an ID card that includes your mobile phone number — and you’ll have pointed out the police and security personnel who can help your kid find you.

 

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Swingers Resorts

June 20, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller

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Admittedly, we’ve taken you on some pretty weird nakations in the past, from nude beaches and nude resorts, to the world’s kinkiest festivals, naughty ski trips, and erotic vacations, but even we had to stop for a second upon discovering swingers resorts. Call us sheltered. Call us naive. We assumed they existed, of course, but we just didn’t know much about them. Until now, that is. And everything we’ve learned, we’re sharing with you.

More: The World’s 10 Best Nude Beaches

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So, are they just “adults only” all-inclusive resorts?
Sort of, in the sense that “adults only” means no kids. But no, in the sense that people aren’t typically having public sex in your standard Cancun adults-only spots.

Wait, so then they’re nude resorts?
Not technically. Though many swinger getaways are clothing-optional, they aren’t specifically nude resorts. Which means, you’ll have to cover up for meals among other club activities — like lawn chess.

What is a swinger exactly?
Swingers are generally couples in a relationship who enjoy having “relations” with other people’s partners. There are different categories within what people refer to as “the lifestyle,” like exhibitionism, voyeurism, soft swaps, full swaps, orgies, andGame of Thrones. Ok, maybe not that last one.

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I’m just a single dude who wants to get laid. Cool?
Most swinger resorts are couples-only, though there are resorts that do allow singles. These are ideal for the kind of swinging couples where the woman likes to… play, while her husband watches.

But obviously people are doing it everywhere?
Nope. Even resorts with names like “Hedonism” have some semblance of etiquette — sex on the beach or in public is still a no-no, although many resorts have outdoor “play areas,” like rooftop Jacuzzis surrounded by beds.

What about partying? There is partying, right?
Oh yeah, don’t worry, there’s ton of partying. Most resorts have live entertainment, nightly theme parties (Eyes Wide Shut, anyone?), and discos, as well as bars that pour all night.

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Is sex with strangers the only activity offered at these resorts? What do people do all day, other than each other?
Like all resorts, swinger clubs have non-fornicating activities as well, like tours, snorkeling, and the aforementioned lawn chess. The main difference is that swinger resorts have designated sex spots, like hot tubs and playrooms. Most people like to hang at the pool or beach in the mornings, do some sort of athletic or cultural activity in the afternoon, then head to the play areas for a quick romp before dinner and more sexing.

Will I be having sex, like, all the time?
That depends on you, the other couples, the mood… you get the idea. Of course, casual, spontaneous sex is statistically about a billion times more likely to happen here than in your favorite dive bar back home, but there’s no guarantee at check-in, if that’s what you’re hoping for.

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Are these resorts nice, or kind of skeevy? 
Obviously that depends on the specific resort, but most of them are like any other all-inclusive resort at which you’d vacation.

Can I organize a sex party in my room?
Absolutely, knock yourself out.

Do I have to make a straight trade with another couple or can we mix and match?
Anything goes.

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So, are there any rules?
Indeed there are. No cameras, no cell phones, and no sex anywhere you could be seen by someone not on the resort’s grounds. That’s about it.

What about hygiene?
Fresh laundry and towels are provided in abundance. Like, ABUNDANCE.

Finally, what do I tell my friends and family? I can’t very well say I’m vacationing at a place called Hedonism.
Who knows, tell ’em your fishing for marlin off Key West. When it comes to “the lifestyle,” though, discretion is the name of the game. Shrewdly, many of these places offer a special, discrete phone number for friends and family to call in order to help conceal where you actually are.

Book your next swinger vacation here:

Hedonism II — Negril, Jamaica
Opened in 1976 as “Negril Beach Village,” Hedonism II (there used to be a I and III) is by far the most famous of the lot.

Desire Resort & Spa — Cancun, Mexico
Desire, which also has a location in Costa Rica, boasts “sensual jacuzzi lounges,” erotic workshops, and “sexy aqua fitness.”

Rooftop Resort – Hollywood, FL
This place bills itself as South Florida’s premier nudist swingers resort. So there.

Swinger Cruises
Yup, that’s right, you can even take “the lifestyle” into international waters. Bon voyage!

More from Thrillist:

7 Of The World’s Kinkiest Festivals

The World’s Best Party Countries (Other Than The US of A)

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Affordable Places to Hide From Summer Crowds

June 12, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

Despite its much-anticipated arrival, summer vacation is usually associated with large crowds and high prices. It may be for these reasons that an estimated 63 percent of Americans surveyed by Skift said they won’t be taking a vacation this summer. While it’s true that the price of a vacation and volume of domestic travelers have increased since 2013,  a summer getaway isn’t out of the question for budget-minded travelers. Start your search here at FlyLately.com

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70 percent of people are expected to vacation in June or July this year. So if you can stand to put off your escape until early August, you can take advantage of late-season deals while also avoiding one of the top 10 busiest travel days of the summer — July 3.

Now that you know when to go, where are you headed? Tornatore helped U.S. News answer that question, offering advice on which destinations will be the most affordable and the least crowded this summer.

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New Orleans

Yes, this is the Big Easy‘s steamiest season, with frequent rainfall and average temperatures climbing into the 90s. It’s because of these somewhat unpleasant conditions that NOLA empties out, ushering in better hotel deals. According to Tornatore, top-rated properties like the Le Pavillion Hotel and The Roosevelt New Orleans are offering rates on Orbitz for less than $200 a night for an early August weekend stay. Prices for these same hotels are up $50 to $200 more during peak season (between February and May). Along with the wallet-friendly hotel deals, August also offers an opportune time to tour some indoor attractions you may have skipped in the cooler months. Instead of sweating through a cemetery or ghost tour, enjoy the air conditioning and exhibits offered at the National D-Day Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art or Mardi Gras World. If you visit in August, make some time to experience COOLinary New Orleans, a monthlong foodie feast with more than 50 participating restaurants. And if you’re an audiophile, you should plan to visit toward the beginning of the month to catch Satchmo SummerFest, a free jazz festival dedicated to Louis Armstrong.

Vail, Colorado

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Trade in your skis for your hiking boots with a summer visit to Vail, Colorado. Though it’s usually teeming with powder hounds during the ski season, Vail clears out every summer, prompting hotels to lure adventure-seekers with affordable rooms. Nightly rates at some of Vail’s best hotels, such as Beaver Creek Lodge and The Lodge at Vail run around $200. Compare these prices with a January visit — when these same rooms cost between $300 to $400 per night — and it’s easy to see why a summer trip to Vail is more economical. On top of saving money on lodging, you’ll also avoid lift ticket costs. Several of Vail’s best outdoor spaces (like the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Holy Cross Wilderness Area) are free to explore. Take advantage of the pleasant summer temps by attending one of the valley’s outdoor events, like the Vail International Dance Festival in June or the Vail Jazz Festival, which runs from June to September. Tornatore also suggests heading 38 miles southeast to Breckenridge for equally agreeable lodging deals.

 

Phoenix

Like New Orleans, late summer temperatures in Phoenix are pretty toasty (think triple digits). But the dry heat you’ll encounter in the Valley of Sun is a little more bearable thanks to the lack of humidity. If the high temps get in the way of your golf game, retreat to one of the city’s spas. Some of Phoenix’s best wellness retreats can be found in top hotels like The Boulders and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, both of which offer nightly rates for less than $150 in August. If you look at peak season pricing (between November and April), you’ll find rooms at both properties are more than $400 a night. When you’re not getting pampered, take advantage of the end-of-summer deals offered by Phoenix’s top attractions. Every Tuesday from May through August, the Phoenix Zoo offers $10 admission (entrance for adults usually costs $20). Or, head to the Desert Botanical Garden for flashlight tours (included with admission), offered every Thursday and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. from June through the end of August. Tornatore also recommends looking into a Sedona, Arizona getaway to take advantage of similar hotel deals.

St. Lucia

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Travelers are usually deterred from scheduling an end-of-summer Caribbean getaway due to the threat of Atlantic hurricane season (which peaks between August and October). However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s predictions indicate a near-normal or below-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2014. If you can deal with a little bit of soggy weather, you’ll enjoy some unbeatable deals and a spectacularly lush landscape, especially in St. Lucia. Nightly rates for early August stays at some of the island’s most luxurious hotels, like Ladera and Anse Chastanet, are a little more than $300 (peak season prices can be more than double that figure). Make the most of the verdant surroundings by exploring the island with a rainforest hike through The Pitons or, for a less strenuous challenge, a walk through the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall. August also marks the hatching period for leatherback turtles on Grand Anse Beach; catch this rare wildlife show with a nighttime Heritage Tour.

 

Palm Springs, California

If your ideal summer vacation includes lounging by a pool under the shade of a palm tree, then a getaway to Palm Springs, California, is your best bet. Fair warning: The desert temperatures in August are sweltering, but luckily the city is full of posh pools perfect for taking a cool dip. Several hotels, like The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, The Saguaro and the Ace Hotel and Swim Club, host weekend pool parties complete with DJs and cocktails. Speaking of hotels, you’ll find affordable rates in top properties across the city, especially at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, which both offer early August stays for a little more than $100 per night. When you need a break from the pool scene, tour some of the city’s best indoor (read: air-conditioned) attractions, like the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway. For more summer deals — including spa credits and restaurant discounts — consult the Visit Greater Palm Springs website.

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5 very cool Aircraft You Can Spend The Night In

June 12, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

You need not befriend Bruce Campbell – the US aviation enthusiast who spent £130,000 turning a Boeing 727 into his home – in order to stay in a converted aircraft. Here are five options for ordinary travelers… sorry you can’t book these at FlyLately.com

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The Jumbo Hostel, Sweden

Located inside a decommissioned 747-200, the Jumbo Hostel – at Arlanda Airport, near Stockholm – opened in 2008 and features single, double and dorm rooms, a pricier “cockpit suite”, and even “wheel house single rooms”, accessible from the outside. The suprisingly roomy restaurant is also open to non-guests.

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Wi-Fi access is included, while a television lists departure times (the airport is still in use). Rates (with shared bathroom facilities) start from around £30 per person. See www.jumbostay.com

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Costa Verde, Costa Rica

Alongside ordinary rooms in bungalows and cabins, this hotel in the rainforests of Costa Rica features two bedrooms inside a 727 fuselage, wonderfully positioned 50 feet up in the jungle canopy.

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There are no cramped loos and overhead bins, as the interior has been given a luxurious makeover – with hand-carved teak furniture and flat screen TVs in each room. Private terraces give guests the chance to spot sloths, toucans and monkeys. Rates from around £200 a night. See www.costaverde.com

Plane hotels: five aircrafts you can spend the night in

Woodlyn Park, New Zealand

This unusual farm stay motel in Waitomo, on New Zealand’s North Island, features Hobbit-style accommodation, as well as rooms inside a converted boat, a train carriage and 1950s Bristol Freighter. The aircraft has two rooms inside, with rates from NZ$195 for the cockpit and $180 for the tail. See woodlynpark.co.nz

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Airplane Suite, The Netherlands

This converted Ilyushin-18, located at Teuge Airport, is perhaps the smartest on our list.

Plane hotels: five aircrafts you can spend the night in

Its “top flight” facilities include a Jacuzzi, mini bar, three flat screen televisions, blu-ray DVD player, a small kitchen area with a tea- and coffee-making kit, free wireless internet and air conditioning. From around £250 a night. See www.hotelsuites.nl/suites.php?view=detail&hotel=1894

Plane hotels: five aircrafts you can spend the night in

The Winvian, USA

Among the 18 cottages at this Connecticut resort is the Helicopter, featuring a fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3RF (that is a mouthful)

Plane hotels: five aircrafts you can spend the night in

Guests don’t sleep inside the chopper (there’s king-sized bed just outside), but it does contains a sofa, flat screen television and cocktail bar. From $1,275 all-inclusive. See www.winvian.com/cottages/helicopter

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FlyLately.com Has The Perfect Time To Arrive At The Airport, According To Math

June 10, 2014 in post then categories by admin

Few feelings can top the horror of missing your flight. But arriving at the airport too early — and lingering for eons at the Duty Free shop — is equally painful. What’s a frequent flier to do?

The best time to arrive at the airport is as late as feasibly possible, with just enough time to make it to your plane, says mathematician Jordan Ellenberg.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison professor explains that every hour spent waiting for your plane at the airport is a “negative unit.” It’s an hour you could’ve spent in the comfort of your home or hotel. If we routinely arrive at airports three hours ahead of time, we’ll accrue hundreds of those lost hours over the course of our lives, and that’s not an efficient use of our time on earth.

So to optimize your time and therefore optimize your life, Ellenberg says it’s best to cut it close — very close — when showing up to the airport.

“If you’ve never missed a flight, you’re not doing it right,” he told The Sunday Times.

Ellenberg says his strategy, outlined in the new book How Not to Be Wrong, will leave travelers with just a one to two percent chance of actually missing their flights.

He does, however, concede that his plan might not be for you if you cherish your clean flight record.

Adopting Ellenberg’s strategy “depends on how you personally feel about the relative merits of missing planes and wasting time,” he said.

We personally feel like “wasting some time” at Duty Free.

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How To Score The Best Seat On A Plane

June 10, 2014 in post then categories by admin

 

There’s a perfect day to book your ticket and a perfect time (more or less) to get to the airport. Where’s the perfect place to sit ? start your search and find the best airfare deal here at FlyLately.com

 

A recent study from budget airline easyJet claims to pinpoint the perfect airplane seat: 7F. Their reasoning? It sells the best.

But these results conflict with an earlier survey from Skyscanner, which claimed 6A was the best after polling travelers and considering “lucky numbers.”

Ticket sales and lucky numbers are great, but neither of these methods seems entirely sound to us.

So which seat on the plane is the BEST? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for:

For SAFETY, pick an aisle seat in the rear, behind the “trailing edge of the wing.”

An extensive study from Popular Mechanics found that passengers near the tail of a plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the first few rows. Seats behind the trailing edge of the wings — not over them — had the highest survival rates. And choosing an aisle means you’ll likely deplane more quickly in an emergency that requires evacuation.

For SLEEPING, pick a window seat on the left side of the plane, near the middle of the aircraft.

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Frequent fliers say windows are off-center on the left side, providing a better spot to lay your head. The middle of an aircraft ensures you won’t be bothered by bathroom lines or noisy galleys.

For STORAGE, pick a seat in the rear.

Almost all airlines (United Airlines and US Airways are noticeable exceptions) follow a back-to-front loading procedure, so if you’re in a rear seat you’ll get first dibs on overhead bin space.

For A QUICK EXIT, pick a seat on the left side of the plane, in the front.

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We’re talking about deplaning here, and it’s obvious that on most planes, those in the front get to leave first. The main exit door is almost always on the left, so passengers tend to funnel out faster from that side of the plane.

For LEGROOM, pick an aisle seat in the exit row.

Exit row seats typically offer more space: a whopping 37-41 inches of pitch in JetBlue’s Even More Space seats (though you’ll have to pay extra for it), compared to 33 inches in JetBlue’s regular rows. Picking an exit seat on the edge means you can stretch your legs into the aisle. Bulkhead seats may seem tempting, but consider that some will stuff your legs into cut-outs less than a foot high.

For KIDS, pick a seat in the bulkhead.

This one’s a no-brainer: Most bulkhead seats leave more room for kids to move and sit on the floor, if allowed (just make sure your bulkhead row doesn’t double as an exit row — in that case, kids can’t sit there).

The bathroom is nearby since you’re in the front of the plane, and some bulkheads have bassinets for babies. Plus, no seats in front of you means there’s a 50 percent decrease in the amount of bystanders you’ll annoy.

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