While I was trying out a few countries, I made it very clear that I was a digital nomad, and they were happy to welcome me on a tourist visa as long as I showed intent to leave at the end of that visa. That includes several countries in the Balkans, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, and Mexico. Spain is a great gateway… Read more
Bookmarking this to distribute to co-workers and friends. Excellent article. We need more education and less bubble-massaging.
I’m from Dallas and the novelty of all, the FREEDOM (to move about the country) and cheerfulness was all so shiny in the 90s. So I remember why I loved it as a teen and broke-ish 20something. Now, I’ve flown SW once in the past ten years. One flight within TX that detoured and delayed and the annoying ass flight… Read more
The extra money airlines get from “economy plus” is probably way better for their profit margins than adding a little bit extra to the price of all seats, or they wouldn’t do it this way. What motivation do they have to change? If anything they’re just going to get worse at providing a good experience to passengers… Read more
Get rid of the budget tier - the tier where you aren’t guaranteed a seat before check in. All planes have 2 or 3 tiers - basic which guarantees you a seat that you pick (and no up-charges for aisle or window or exit rows), business which are a little bigger, might come with free drinks and better food and first class… Read more
There’s a lot to be said for the problems with American cultural sprawl and crowding out local cuisine, but there is something miraculous about the fact that you can be across the street from Yankee Stadium, or across the street from the Temple of Luxor, find a McDonalds and get the same fries.