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Private plane

I'm arranging a weekend away next year for about 30 people. It's a big treat for us all, so looking into how much to charter a plane. We'd be flying London to Berlin. Any ideas?
posted by lloyder on Oct 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Cross Country Move: New Job or New Lifestyle?

I am moving across the country. Do I keep my current job and commute by plane or do I leave that job and find new work there? (... many details within...) [more inside]
posted by milqman on Oct 28, 2014 - 24 answers

What can we learn/do on multiple long plane rides?

We're about to take a trip with five, 5+ hour plane journeys, none of which will have decent in flight entertainment, and are looking for inspiration of things we might do/learn in that time for entertainment? We're looking for ideas beyond general reading/podcasts/movies/sleeping, particularly since we love learning new things. [more inside]
posted by latentflip on Jun 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Flight 'ran out of seats', couldn't check in, is that a 'bump'?

Flying back from a small regional airport, I had the pleasure of discovering there were no more seats available on my return flight. I had booked the round trip on American Airlines through Expedia several weeks earlier. The airlines wouldn't let me check in online due to the lack of seats, and when I got to the airport they basically set me up on a much later flight the next day. Am I entitled to compensation for an overbooked flight? [more inside]
posted by NBJack on May 18, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I go about taking a pair of tablas on a plane?

I need to take a pair of tablas (hand drums) onto a plane. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

RC Helicopter or Plane Recommendation

Looking to purchase an indoor Remote Control (RC) helicopter or place. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 19, 2013 - 15 answers

Cats on a plane!

What's the best way to take a cat from the UK to the US and back again? Any advice on how to make this go smoothly? [more inside]
posted by klausness on Aug 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Forgotten Toy Filter

So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it. Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Jun 24, 2013 - 4 answers

Passing out on a plane.

What would make someone pass out on a plane? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Is Noah Shannon's story in the NYT true?

Noah Gallagher Shannon has a piece in Sunday's NYT about an emergency landing at Philadelphia. Something about the story makes me think that it might be fictional. Can anybody prove that the story took place as he describes it? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on May 18, 2013 - 53 answers

Tips for plane travel with somebody in a wheelchair

In a couple of weeks I'll be flying with my daughter to Philadelphia (see my previous question). She is in a wheelchair. I've never done this before. What can I do to make both our lives easier? [more inside]
posted by valleys on Apr 15, 2013 - 15 answers

When should I fly into LAX?

LAX is the closest airport to where I am staying (near USC). Planning on flying in on a Saturday (Mother's Day weekend) and leaving Tuesday. What time should I time my flight to arrive so as to not be in traffic for hours? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Apr 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Getting 12 people from NYC to Montreal and Back?

Early May revelry-filled weekend excursion from NYC to Montreal for a group of roughly 12 20-somethings. We see time advantages to flying (provided all goes smoothly) but cost disadvantages. We see cost advantages to driving ourselves, but would like to minimize our personal stress and maximize fun. We see personal stress and maximum fun advantages to being driven, but have no experience with long-distance transporation charter and are unclear on whether this would be cheaper than flying. Any suggestions / experiences?
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Feb 19, 2013 - 17 answers

How would a bird strike on landing play out?

Can you tell me in great detail what would happen if a 2-engine airliner ingested a bird into one of its engines while on approach to land? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Thanksgiving Turkey, Caribbean style. Safe to eat or death on a plate?

Two twelve pound frozen turkeys wrapped well in newspaper insulation, placed in a suitcase and put on a plane. One trip from Michigan USA to Sint Maarten, Caribbean. Safe? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Nov 15, 2012 - 23 answers

I will never pay for anything on a flight again ever.

I lost my wallet on an airplane for 24 hours. I started the process of cancelling accounts but it was just recovered. Should I cancel my cards and bank account anyway? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Oct 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Plane, train, automobile? SF to LAX

Plane, train, or automobile? Which is the cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by babbageboole on Sep 24, 2012 - 18 answers

Should I learn how to fly?

I took an introductory flight lesson and liked it a lot. Now what? Learning to fly an airplane seems expensive, time consuming, and mostly pointless. Yet I liked it. [more inside]
posted by haykinson on Sep 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Get a Canadian a Passport in Chicago

My friend, a Canadian citizen, is visiting me here in Chicago. First day here, she had her messenger bag with her passport (and all her cash, and her laptop) stolen. Where the hell do we go from here? How do you get a Canadian with no ID a Canadian passport? How does she board her flight in a few days? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Moving expensive desktop PC without a car?

How can I take my expensive desktop computer with me to move when I am flying? If I were driving, I'd just put the desktop tower in my car. [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Jun 26, 2012 - 28 answers

Need some travel accessory recommendations...

Looking for practical travel accessories [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Mar 22, 2012 - 32 answers

Photo gallery of travels with a small plane

I remember seeing this amazing picture gallery of some guy's travels with his small plane via some link aggregating site/blog a few years ago, but can't find it now. The guy had landed his plane in all sorts of amazing landscapes (mostly in North America, I think), and taken pictures. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
posted by palet on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Help for first long distance flight & trip with baby

We are traveling in less than a week with our five-month old son to Austin, TX by plane from Philly. We are hoping to get general tips on traveling with a young baby, as well as some Austin-specific tips. [more inside]
posted by dancingfruitbat on Feb 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Books to whittle away 25 hours on a plane?

I need some well-written and very suspenseful books to take my mind off of a 25-hour flight. Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" is the ideal book, but alas, I've already read it. I also need two-person travel sized games. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Feb 1, 2012 - 52 answers

Search for flights, excluding codeshare options

Is there a website like Kayak, but with the option to filter by the airline that operates the flight (i.e. to exclude codeshares)? Or is it possible to do this on Kayak? I have some United credit to spend, and it's proving non-trivial because I can't spend it on flights operated by Continental et al.
posted by caek on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster?

What items should I not forget to bring for a 15-hour flight? Also, as a non-gamer, are there iPad games you'd recommend to make the flight go faster? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 22, 2012 - 53 answers

Film about lost gold treasure, set in New Zealand

Trying to find a movie I saw as a kid on HBO in the 1980's. I believe it was set in New Zealand and involved recovering a plane, carrying gold, that had crashed into a lake. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Jan 2, 2012 - 2 answers

What is the best airplane and RC car out there!?

Please help me find an awesome remote control car and/or plane for a deserving little boy! [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Who nearly crashed himself & his son & wrote about it?

Who wrote about a change in perspective due to a near-miss in a private airplane he was piloting? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How to increase volume on flights?

How to listen to ipad/iphone/netbook while on noisy flights? [more inside]
posted by derivation on Sep 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me fly with my wedding dress!

Taking my wedding dress on a plane- Help! I have two options: 1) Take it in the bag and hope that the plane will hang it up in first class even though i am sitting in coach 2) Pack it in my bag (its fairly small and lace) and get it steamed somewhere on the other end. Where can you get things steamed? Do they do that at dry cleaner? What do you recommend? Thank you!!
posted by tessalations999 on Aug 29, 2011 - 22 answers

Can I get back the notebook I left on the plane?

Can I get back the notebook I left on the plane? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jun 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Why does my lower back hurt?

Why does my lower back hurt and what can I do about it? I took a trip to Asia 2 days ago, and now while laying down my lower back (and hips) is incredibly painful, but other times it doesn't hurt. It feels like it's being pulled apart when I lay down in ANY position. It seemed like the plane trip is somehow what aggravated it.
posted by Patrick Leo on Jun 7, 2011 - 10 answers

Like the Goodyear blimp. Only for everything.

IF, tomorrow, the world switched to blimps from jets for all but emergency travel, how much fuel would we save? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Geometry question about planes and cylinders.

Could someone help me with this geometry problem? Cylinder with a plane bisecting it at a 45° angle... [more inside]
posted by Tchad on May 2, 2011 - 19 answers

I promise this isn't about Lost

ForgottenStoryFilter! Asking for a friend because the details are familiar to me too, but I can't place where *I* could have read it... [more inside]
posted by bibliogrrl on Apr 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Name the plane

Can anyone kindly identify this WWII era plane? Thanks.
posted by Brodiggitty on Mar 30, 2011 - 26 answers

Pup pup and away!

I need to get from LA to OBX in May .... with my ~100 lb German Shepherd. Hive, give me your wisdom! [more inside]
posted by milqman on Feb 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Can an airline cancel a series of tickets due to a no show?

Airline "no show" cancellation filter: my friend and his family missed a flight last night from Montreal to London. The airline, British Airways, have told them that not only have they forfeited those tickets as a result, but also all the tickets on their numerous connecting flights. Is there anything they can do to salvage their tickets? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jan 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.?

Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Dec 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Was that a Stealth plane?

Was that a Stealth plane? UFO? Anyone see it? On Wednesday 12/15 my SO in Northern Staten Island saw something in the sky heading South from NYC. She said it was a triangle, very fast and she heard no sound like a jet or chopper. No news reports, nothing on Notify NYC. Maybe it was going to McGuire AFB?
posted by jara1953 on Dec 17, 2010 - 11 answers

TSA vs. cold toes

Will air-activated toe warmers in checked baggage trigger a TSA alert? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Dec 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Increasing Altitude and Rows

I'm flying from BOS to BWI tonight after work. The TSA website explicitly says knitting needles are okay in carry-on. I am only bringing carry-on. I plan on printing this page and bringing it with me, but should I still expect some grief?
posted by zizzle on Sep 29, 2010 - 30 answers

Barcelona to Granada - train or plane?

Seeking feedback on travel between Barcelona and Granada - short plane v. long train trip... [more inside]
posted by docpops on Sep 27, 2010 - 14 answers

Cheapest way to get someone across the country?

We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Sep 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Why are planes boarded front-to-back?

Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 18, 2010 - 33 answers

NYC - Seattle: how?

What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Will I be able to leave Morocco?

I put MS instead of MR on a plane ticket I ordered for a male friend. Is this a big deal? [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Jun 17, 2010 - 10 answers

If you kids don't behave, I'm turning this plane around right this minute!

How can I find out why this plane turned around in the middle of a long flight? [more inside]
posted by zsazsa on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive?

Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on May 6, 2010 - 10 answers

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