Day: May 22, 2009

Want the best seat on the plane?

Helping you get the best seat on the plane

Whether you are flying in economy, premium economy, business or first, some seats are better than others. has information on all classes of travel with accurate seat plans sourced directly from the major airlines as well as detailed information on the actual seats/beds on the plane. Helpful advice, reader reviews and independent news will all help you make the right choice for your journey:  see  – by Trip Advisor  – also says  –  “on every plane page, there is an In-Flight Amenity box. The amenity icons pictured in the box represent the services that are available on a particular plane. Click on the individual icons for more details and links to more information. If an icon is not pictured, that service is not offered on the aircraft.”   

Evidently, another great site to check airline safety records is                                                                              

Of course, using a site that checks out flights for all major airlines, is always the best way to get if not the best seat on the plane, at least the best airline and seat for your next trip.

So, if you want  a window seat, long leg room, be near the toilets, or near the back or the front of a section , these sites will help you sort out the best seat for you, happy travels from the kiwitravelwriter  .

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plane overhead

dear shirley valentine

Well Shirley, Greece is not the only island with places in which to fall in love . . . with life.  I could have stayed longer but other places beckon and this was a nice interlude along the way.  Okay, more than nice.  Research for my writing I could call it, justify it.  But I won’t.  It was, ‘why not?’  Good for the ego too.  But Shirley, I have to tell you – different races, religions and different islands, same talk. 


No surprise really, is it.  Our stories are so similar – I didn’t leave a husband at home, but once I arrived at this island, maybe with your story in mind, our lives followed similar paths.  White sands, blue skies, charming restaurant / resort owner and voila!  Late one night, a knock on my door, ‘are you awake?’  Blah blah, lady, only talk, blah, blah, friends, blah, blah, I never did this before, blah, blah, I don’t know what’s happening to me, blah, blah. 


web seaside

 And so the story goes – you fill in the gaps, I know you know the words they say.

I just smiled and enjoyed myself knowing tomorrow or the day after or next week I’d stay ciao and carry on my journey.  Islands are seductive.  So my soul sister, I too fell in love, again, with life, on an island – A great way to start a New Year