Flights of Fancy during Grounded Times

I was wandering around ebay the other day and found a piece of TWA fuselage for sale for the low-low price of $48,500 (including two seats!), and it reminded me of a post I’d written a while back about recreating the flying experience in the comfort of your own home. It’s titled Flying First Class minus That Pesky Flying Thing.

And that reminded me that a lot of people may be feeling earthbound, what with all the current flying restrictions. If that describes you, here’s a collection of some old posts that I hope can help you scratch your itch for flight. (And don’t worry, I’m not buying the chunk of plane I mentioned above. As of this writing it’s still there and it’s all yours.)

So with that said, buckle in and read on!

A Biscoff Cookie, an Inflight Magazine, and Some White Noise. . . Welcome Aboard

Inflight Magazines: My Virtual Seat-Back Pocket Runneth Over

The American Way, Way Up There

Speculoos Cookie Butter: A Little Bit of Air Travel in a Jar

Airport Chocolate: The Triangle and the Sphere

Airport Voices: Two Friends Who Help You Get Where You Want to Go

Remember when We Wore Our Sunday Best to the Airport and Had Manners to Match? Yeah, Me Neither

Here are two posts with clever safety videos I collected a few years ago. In the first post, you’ll see that the link to the clip featuring Deltalina is broken. To make up for that, I’ve included two more, more recent, Delta safety videos below. The first has an 80s theme, and the second is styled after video games. In both, if you watch closely, you’ll see Deltalina make an appearance. Watch for her signature finger wag.

Now That the Hobbit Air-Safety Video Has Gone Viral, Here’s a Look at the Prequels

Air Safety: The Musical, the Comedy, and the Reality Show

And finally, do you have miles in your airline wallet that you can’t use? Here are some options.

Help for Infrequent Fliers with Frequent-Flyer Miles

Give the Gift of Flight (and I’m not talking about those new Air Jordans)

[photo: “Airport,” by Jorge Díaz, used under a Creative Commons license]

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