Travel Pics Theme: J for Jets. LAX

This week, our Travel pics series will be J for Jets. We”ll begin with a Southwest jet in an iconic location – LAX. This Boeing 737 (all Southwest aircraft are 737 variants) is in front of the Theme Building. This building marks what was to be the centre of a giant glass-domed terminal planned for LA International…

Friday Travel: Writing in cattle class

I am writing this blog post on a plane, in Economy class, on a low-cost carrier. I’ve recently spent quite a few hours on flights between my home in Brisbane, and the home of my ailing mother in Cairns, 140 flying minutes away. And every time, I vow to make use of that two-hour-plus window…

What I Wonder Wednesday – In Defence of Cattle Class

There’s a new commercial featuring Jennifer Aniston where she has a ‘nightmare’ – that she is travelling on an American airline in ‘cattle class’, and doesn’t get the service that she’s used to on an Emirates aircraft. It’s an amusing ad .. but I have to say, the comments it has generated are both predictable…