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Annoying Plane Passengers

Have you ever been on a flight where passengers are noisily watching programs/playing games on their tablets yet not wearing headphones? I just don’t get it. Surely it’s common courtesy to pack your headphones and plug them in. On the last …

Would You Fly Ultra-Longhaul With Kids?

A friend recently described her recent longhaul flight with a 4 and 2yo as a ‘living hell’. The 4yo was mostly fine, immersed in a world of screen time and snacks. Her 2yo, who doesn’t like TV (what? what? what?), …

Activities For A Longhaul Flight

Tomorrow I’m embarking on a 12 hour day flight from Hong Kong to London. Myself, Jetlag & Mayhem it’s gonna be great. We can kick back, relax, drink wine (me, not them), watch endless amounts of TV. Chat about the …

Is Cathay Premium Economy Worth It?

Is it worth the extra to splurge to Premium Economy on a longhaul flight?  Of course prices and quality vary between airline but on Cathay Pacific, a Premium Economy fare can amount to double the Economy price.  Therefore the decision really depends …

How To Get Comfortable On A Longhaul Flight

I think I’ve finally cracked comfort nirvana when flying longhaul overnight with kids.  I still don’t enjoy it and I tend not to sleep that well but the most important thing is that Madames Jetlag & Mayhem do.  Here are a …

An Ever Increasing Fear Of Flying

Every time I see a news headline regarding a plane crash I feel sick.  Last week we heard the devastating news that flight EgyptAir MS804 had crashed enroute from Paris to Cairo.  Now comes the speculation, was it a terrorist …

Flying Etiquette Guidelines For All Passengers

Hot on the heels of a rather patronising article in the Telegraph on the ‘etiquette of flying with children‘ I’ve devised my own guidelines. I am of the opinion it’s not just families but practically everyone who needs a gentle …

How To Keep Sane When Flying With A Toddler

My sister and I recently had the pleasure of shepherding our flock on a flight from London to France. Five seconds into meeting her at Gatwick I could tell she was about to lose the plot.  It seems that a previous …
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