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Weekly Roundup – 5 Most Common Airlines Complaints

5 Most Common Airlines Complaints

One way to choose the best airline for a trip is to consider their services. Many are times, travelers complain about poor airlines services. Today i share with you most common airlines complaints.

Flight Problems

Problems like flight cancellation, delays are common thus affecting air travel reliability. Such problems are likely to happen due to poor weather conditions or the volcano disruptions. If no communication or proper guidance, customers are destined to complain.

Baggage

This has become a trend to many airlines; loosing your luggage, delayed, damaged or excess baggage charges. It has become even difficult to claim your lost baggage as there is no set of rules as how the airline will deal with your problem. Such incidences can be frustrating.

Customer Services

Poor customer services can negatively impact your business in many ways. Poor cabin services, use of informal language to passengers, unclean in-flight toilets or miss-handling of disability will not only raise complains but loosing your most valuable customers in the process.

Over sales/Overbooking

Nothing can be frustrating like passing through security heading to the gate only to find out you won’t make it onto your flight due to overbooking. Airlines tends to book more customers just in-case a customer doesn’t show up, the plane will still be full. It can be tricky when all customer turns up forcing other passengers to be left stranded.

Fare

Air travel can be pricy. Travelers might be dissatisfied by high airline fares, excess baggage charges, over charges or incomplete information about fares thus Express their complaints.

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Weekly Roundup – Why Should You Travel Africa?

Traveling Africa will give you an expression of what world holds for you. You will get to learn new ideas, new cultures, see splendid Africa’s landscapes, have your time to relax from your obvious day to day routines and having that real life experience you’ve ever imagined.

Safari

When the word safari is mentioned, i always think of traversing Africa Continent while riding on a cosy truck. This is a big opportunity to traverse through big African Cities, come in contact with splendid landscapes, socializing with beautiful and generous Africans, taste their foods and learning their cultures.

Get to visit places you’ve only heard off

Traveling Africa you will have opportunity to view exotic places you’ve read or seen on those documentaries. Think about watching Wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara Kenya, Sossulvei Dunes in Namibia, Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and other tourism destinations in Africa. Don’t just think of those places, its time to use your Credit Card Airlines, take the plunge, visit those exotic places.

Try African Food

Forget those Hamburgers and American Pizzas. It’s time to taste different food from different communities in Africa. Taste Ugali in East Africa, Matoke – steamed, green bananas in Uganda, fufu in Ghana and Injera in Ethiopia. Africans mostly eat unprocessed indigenous foods. It’s your time now to have a bite too.

See Historic Sites

African history dates back to the first hominids. Slavery dominated this region during Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. With these rich history, Africa is home to plenty of Historical sites. Visit Slave Lodge in Cape Town and get to know how slave trade was conducted in Africa and the suffering they went through. Other places to visit are Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the amazing Fort Jesus in Kenya among others. This is your time now, visit Africa and get to learn her rich history.

Watch Africa’s Spectacular Wild Life’s

Are you eager to see The Big Five in an Hours time? Africa is the place to be. You will have an opportunity to interact with the likes of Lions, Buffalo, rhinos and birds for which Africa is known for. Why not use credit card airline miles to land this Africa trip and enjoy watching varieties of wildlife’s.

Take a break from day to day toils

If you are feeling stressed by your daily tasks, it’s time to get a little rest and relax. Africa is the best place to be. Relax on amazing beaches along the vast Africa continent, visit museums, try a safari or take a book and read in those cosy hotels.

Conclusion

These are just a few reasons why you should travel Africa. This Continent has a lot to offer. Redeem your airline miles, visit Africa; explore, learn and relax.

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Weekly Roundup – Common Air Travel Myths

Air travel is a common  and mysterious mode of transport. Riding on a plane is enjoyable but it can be scary especially if you have wrong information about the whole concept of flying. I hereby share with you a few  and common air travel myths believed by so many people across the world.

Planes Dump Human waste While in Air

I can’t believe i was a victim of this myth. In real sense, planes use vacuum system which suctions the waste when the toilet is used and stored on-board in a sewage tank. Waste can drip out of tank due to a breakage or leakage resulting to a “Blue Ice“-Frozen sewage material leaked mid-flight from commercial aircraft lavatory waste systems, a bio-waste mixture of human waste and liquid disinfectant that freezes at a high altitude. Blue ice will always melt and evaporate before hitting the ground.

Modern Commercial Jets fly themselves, Pilots serves as a backup in case of trouble

Ever since i was young, people around me used to claim Modern Commercial Jets fly themselves. Pilots served as  a back up in case of an arising problem. This is totally untrue, though airline computers and electronic control systems allow pilot to fly hands off  immediately after takeoff, through out the flight route. That doesn’t mean the plane fly itself, the pilot is always there to tell it what to do, how to do it and when to do it or rather to control it.

Recirculated Air in Planes do Spread Disease

Most Commercial planes use recirculated air. The myth claims that recirculated air spread disease which is untrue. Air in those planes is filtered by True High Efficiency Filters that eliminate bacteria, fungi and dust thus the air pumped into the cabin is free from disease.

People Get Drunk Fast While in the Air

This is another beautiful myth where people tend to believe the lack of oxygen in an airplane makes alcohol get to brain more easily. This is untrue because according to research, there is no significant difference when drinking in a bar or up in the sky.

Do you believe in myths? Share with us those air travel myths you have ever heard.

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Weekly Roundup – Aerophobia

Many people suffer from Aerophobia. Statistics shows that aerophopia has affected 25% of population worldwide. I would like to go further in explaining aerophobia, its symptoms, causes and how it can be managed.

What is Aerophobia?

Aerophobia is the fear of being on airplane or other flying vehicles while in flight. Also referred as Pteromerhanophobia, Aviatophobia or aviophobia.

Symptoms of Aerophobia

Symptoms of Aerophobia varies from person to person. However, the most common symptoms are; Heavy breathing, considering not to board the plane in the first place, muscle tension, palpitations, sweating, shaking, dizziness, inability to think clearly, fake smiles to passers-by or flight attendant.

Causes of Aerophobia

Aerophobia is triggered by number of factors. Fear of crashing, terrorism, fear of turbulence, fear of height especially when flying over waters or mountains. News from social media, friends, relative or passengers about a plane disaster. Trepidation – a feeling of about something that may happen, travel delays and also trauma for example caused by divorcee can trigger aerophobia in children while flying  are the most common causes of Aerophobia.

Aerophobia Management

Aerophobia can be OVERCOMED even if the underlying cause is not known. Reading a book, listening to music, playing games or watching video makes one relax thus diverting minds from your fears. Sharing with someone helps a lot in reducing your fears. It’s good to visit airports, watch motionless planes, those taking off and landing, this will help to get familiar with planes and their environs thus reducing your fears of flying. Also visit a psychiatrist if you are Aerophobic in order to be diagnosed and determine if you have any concurrent disorders. This will help to individualize treatment plans.

Aerophobia can have a devastating effect in your life but you can manage it as long as you are determined to do so.

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Weekly Roundup – Spine Chilling Places in the World

Spine Chilling Places in the World

What an amazing world we have, from its splendid landscapes, wonderful people to its creepy haunted places. There are spine chilling places you need to know, explore or visit. Here is a list of few creepy places you may not want to visit.
The Sedlec Ossuary -Sedlec, Czech Republic

Sedlec ossuary also known “Bone Church” is a small chapel located in Sedlec Czech Republic. Abbot Henry brought back a jar of soil from Grave of the Lord of Jerusalem, Golgotha and scattered the soil accross the Sedlec cemetery. Soon people from the place and the surrounding countries desired to be buried in Sedlec Cemetery that was now believed to be a holly land. The number of burials outgrew the space available thus exhuming old remains and stored them in the Chapel.

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses is located about 12 kilometers from the city of Siauliai northern Lithuania People began leaving crosses on the side of an old fort in commemoration and remembrance of those killed fighting for the independence in Lithuania. Over 10,000 crosses are crowded together in huge piles across the entire hillside.

Aokigahara Forest, Japan

Aokigahara Forest also Known as “Suicide Forest” is located Northwest base of Mount Fuji in Japan. It is believed over 100 people commit suicide in this forest every year. Government of Japan has been laying uplifting sign boards messages like ‘think of your family’ or ‘life is precious! please reconsider’ all over the forest. I believe here is scary especially the view of hanging bodies on trees across the forest.

Devil’s Kettle – Minnesota’s Judge Magney State Park, USA

Devils is located in Judge Magney State Park, Minnesota. Brule River splits twice down the fall with one section of the river down streaming normally while the other section vanished into a deep hole known as Devil’s Kettle. No one has ever discovered where the whole ends or water goes.

Island of Dolls, Mexico

The Island of Dolls is located in the Xochimilco Canal, near Mexico City. It has strange and terrifying dolls hanging on trees and also scattered along its floor. According to legend, a young girl drowned in canal and a man by name Julian Barrera found her doll floating in the nearby water. In memory of her, he tied the doll on a tree. He thereafter decorated the whole island with dolls which he collected from rubbish tips and around the canal as a memorial to the girl.

Have you ever visited strange, unusual, scariest place around the world? Share with us your experiences by leaving a comment.

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Weekly Roundup – Eccentric Airports in the World

Eccentric Airports in the World

When landing at various airports around the world you will be surprised or shocked because air travel is full of wonderful and weird when it comes to landing or taking off. Here is the list of the most strangest airports in the world.
Kansai International Airport Osaka, Japan

Kansai International Airport is Japans second most important international airport located on the official island in the heart of Osaka Bay 38 kilometers Southwest of Osaka Stations. It serves as a hub for various airlines such as All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, and Nippon Cargo Airlines. The Airport has two terminals though is planning to build a third terminal. The first terminal services both domestic and international flights by regular airlines while second terminal also serves both domestic and international flights but by low cost airlines.
Due to land scarcity of land in Japan, engineers headed three miles into Osaka Bay to build this colossal structure, in their mind they had to account for the earthquakes that always hit Japan, dangerous cyclones and unstable seabed. Climate change and rising sea levels poses a threat to the airport existence.

Agatti Airport India

Agati Aerodrome is the only airstrip in Archipelage and it is located of the Southern Coast of India, sits on the island of Agatti. The airport is 4,000 foot long surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The runway appears to get lost in the sea. Flights operates to the island six times a week.

Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar and it’s owned by the Ministry of Defense for use by United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force. The runway intersects Winston Churchill Avenue which is the busiest road in Gibraltar. Railroad-style crossing gates acts as a barrier holding cars back every time a plane lands or depart.

Courchevel Airport Courchevel, France

The airport has a short runway of only 525 meters located on the French Alps Mountains. The most surprising thing is the steep large hill on the runaway towards the middle of the strip which has 18.5% gradient. The Airport is considered dangerous because of its up slope runway. The hill is so steep that small planes could probably gain momentum rolling down it with their engines off.

Juancho E. Yrasquin Airport Saba, Netherlands Antilles

It is the only airport on the Caribbean Island of Saba. It’s known worldwide for its shortest Commercial runway. Winair is the current airline serving Yrausquin Airport. Due to its short runway, landing and taking off becomes a challenge.

Macau International Airport, Macau

It is situated at the Eastern end of Tapia Island, China. Due to scarcity of land and high population, Engineers like in Kansai Airport had to reclaim land from island to build this unique and eccentric airport. A set of highways links the runway to the surrounding.

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