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What I Finally Did on a Plane

January 3, 2012

in flying, sleeping, vacation

I started thinking about it a few days before my flight to the U.S. I’d never done this on a plane before. The thought of satisfying my desire overwhelmed me. Detailed fantasies danced in my head: how I’d do it, the right time to start, how to make sure the flight attendants didn’t disrupt me. […]

Looking out the window from a plane onto mountains

Flight Smackdown: America vs. Australia

September 27, 2011

in flying

I’ve taken enough domestic and international flights since I moved to Oz to know a thing or two about the differences between the flying experience here and in America.  Is flying just aggravating everywhere? Is security as strict in Australia as in post-9/11 America? Here is a point-by-point comparison and which country’s system I prefer […]