flying

  • Flying Standby: The Video

    The Thing About Flying Standby. Patience, as the cliché goes, is a virtue. Get to the airport an hour or so before the very first flight headed toward your destination, and be prepared to be at the airport all day, hoping and wishing. Things to know: 1. Show up...
  • Murphy’s Flight

    Murphy’s Flight I hate early morning flights passionately, but they’re usually the cheapest, at least when I need to book them, so I hop on and catch up on the sleep I missed out on because of my last minute packing, snack shopping, and bullshitting in the streets. This...
  • The 6 People You Meet on a Flight

    Undoubtedly we’ve run into the same people over and over on our thousands of flights. Sometimes we’re surprised and run into really great people, but sometimes we run into the clichés that keep travel interesting, and give us stories to share with those friends back home when we return....
  • Brazil: I Hope The Excitement Kicks In

    I think I over-planned for this trip. This is probably the furthest ahead I’ve ever planned for a trip, having known it was coming since May. I mean, you know me, if I book it a week ahead of time, it’s a miracle. The funny thing is, I feel...
  • Flying Standby

    The Thing About Flying Standby. Patience, as the cliché goes, is a virtue. Get to the airport an hour or so before the very first flight headed toward your destination, and be prepared to be at the airport all day, hoping and wishing. Things to know: 1. Show up...
  • The Standby Guy

    I’ve flown several times on a standby ticket, and I’m always cool with being bumped as long as the airport has free wifi and at least three dining options. But there’s always the one guy or gal in there who can’t believe they weren’t able to get on the...
  • Dear Flyers With Babies

    Dear Flyers With Babies: How sensitive are we supposed to be to you and your crying child? Like you, we boarded the plane hoping to look out the window at the sun, listen to the three good songs on Drake’s new album, and maybe drink out two sips worth...