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What Is Overbooking and Why Do Airlines Do It? Many airlines overbook their flights and end up “bumping” passengers.. Meaning they sell more tickets than there are seats on the plane. But why do they do it? What happens to passengers who arrive at the airport only to learn that their seat is already taken? Like any business, airlines want to make money. So, they try to fill as many seats on each plane as
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November 23, 2021

How to get a flight upgrade

How to get a flight upgrade   I keep seeing headlines on social media that read.- What to wear to get a flight upgrade?. And every time I read things like this, I cringe. After working in the airline industry for over 20 years. I know I can say that this is total rubbish. The truth is that airlines have a pretty straight forward system for giving out upgrades. It has nothing to do with
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November 18, 2021

Visit Switzerland

Visit Switzerland. More Than Luxury Watches & Cheese Fondue Switzerland is famous for its watches, its cows and its cheese fondue. It’s a beautiful place with an interesting history and plenty to see and do. Here are three places you should know about before you plan a trip to Switzerland. The Matterhorn The Matterhorn, which is in the Alps between Italy and Switzerland, has been called the most photographed mountain in the world. And it
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November 9, 2021

Top Places to Visit in 2022

Lonely Planet Announces Top Places to Visit in 2022 Travel guide company Lonely Planet has announced its top places to visit in 2022. Every year, Lonely Planet employees, writers and partners suggest their favorite places. The company’s travel experts then choose the top 10 countries, top 10 regions and top 10 cities. Likewise, they think about both the unique experiences travellers can have and sustainable tourism practices in each place. The top country to visit
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What to See in Egypt Beyond The Pyramids Egypt has far more to offer tourists besides its more popular attractions, such as the Pyramids of Giza. Here are four other places to visit in the land of the pharaohs.   Abu Simbel In southern Egypt, near the border of Sudan, is Abu Simbel. Consists of two temples honoring the pharaoh Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. Four 20-meter statues of Ramses II can be found
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Top 4 Natural and Historical Experiences in Jordan Jordan is a country with many natural and historical attractions. Here are just a few that are worth visiting. The Roman Theatre of Amman The Roman Theatre in the capital city of Amman is a 6,000-seat theatre that was built in the second century A.D.The government of Jordan began fixing the theatre in 1957, and now visitors can enjoy concerts and other events there. The theatre is now
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‘World’s Highest Hotel’ Opens in Shanghai China’s J Hotel Shanghai Tower, which opened on 19th June 2021, is being called the world’s highest hotel. Its highest floors are located near the top of the 632 metre tall Shanghai Tower. Which is the world’s second-tallest skyscraper after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. However, hotel height records usually only count buildings that are used as hotels from top to bottom. Thus the Guinness World Records says that Gevora Hotel
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Why do cabin crew keep their arms behind their back when greeting passengers? If you are a regular passenger then you may have noticed that when you board a plane you will be greeted by a member of cabin crew standing there with their arms behind their back. Well it’s time that we at Altitude Flights shared this secret with you and explained the reason for this. Basically, it’s very simple, before take off the
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Walt Disney World Plans 50th Birthday Celebrations Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration for its 50th birthday. Starting on the 1st October 2021, all four parks at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida resort will be part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” The original part of the resort, the Magic Kingdom, opened to guests on the 1st October 1971.┬áSince then it has grown to include EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, as well
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Auckland Named World’s Most Liveable City The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked 140 cities for The Global Liveability Index 2021. The five cities below were at the top of the list, scoring highly in health care, education, stability, infrastructure, culture and environment during the survey period from 22ndFebruary to 21st March 2021. The Liveability Index 2021 ranking also considered how cities managed the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a significant impact on the results. 1. Auckland
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