Nowadays if you wanted to take a trip across the pond, you would probably book a flight and hop on a plane to enjoy a quick and comfortable flight to your destination. But this hasn’t always been the case, nor have planes always been the chosen method of travel! From the first trips across the Atlantic to the fastest journeys – we have explored the most daring transatlantic travel throughout history! Some may just make you a lot more grateful for the convenience of inflight entertainment!
Looking at a world map or globe and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the countries of the world are neatly divided into individual territories. However, the truth of the matter is that country borders are not always as simple, nor as logical as they can appear at first glance! From countries surrounded entirely by a single other country, to the border so dangerous for humans that it has become an accidental and unofficial nature reserve, we have explored the most mind-blowing borders on the planet!
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Flying is a fantastic way of getting from A to B quickly and in style, however, once the flight touches down, making your way into the city can be a slightly trickier task. It turns out, not all airports are named with the onward journey in mind, with some being quite a distance away from the city they purport to serve. But there is no need to get caught out (and stuck with additional hours on to your journey!) – here at Just The Flight we have found the worst offending airports to look out for and calculated how long it could add to your journey!
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Just as when you or I decide to jet off on holiday or need a long-distance business trip, people in fictional worlds also must find a way to fly when required. And how else would they book their tickets and check-in their bags without the many fictional airlines out there? But unlike the routine flights that take to the skies thousands of times a day, these fictional airlines have a tendency to encounter some issues in-flight! So have a look at our infographic to see how many of these airlines you recognise from television, film and video game!
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Here at Just The Flight we want your flight to run as smoothly as possible, with as little stress and annoyance as possible so when 48% of people stated that people who misplace their passport are the most annoying people to encounter in an airport, that got us thinking. How can we stop people from losing their vital documents and streamline the airport experience? What emerged is something glorious; a combination of style and ingenuity with flawless practicality. We would like to introduce the Just The Flight Jetter Sweater…
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The history of the world is strewn with examples of great empires, spanning vast lands and periods of rule that run into hundreds of years. These empires have come and gone, replaced in the meantime by our own political landscape, but the ground upon which these kingdoms were built remains the very same. We have taken a look back in time to see exactly where some of the greatest empires of a bygone time ruled, mapped onto a modern political world map and the extent of each in terms of population and area.
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The relationship between Britain and Europe is going through somewhat of a tumultuous period currently with the question of when Britain will trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the EU at large. People across Europe are split on the decision - but here at Just The Flight we have taken a different perspective on the debate entirely (as we like to do!) and asked ourselves what Europe won’t miss about the wonderful British people when the decision is finally made to leave!
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Donald Trump has not been shy in voicing his opinions whilst on the campaign trail and, whilst he divides opinion in the US, he has also gathered quite a following. Unfortunately, those people, places and countries he has been offending across the globe may not be as supportive of his divisive and often offensive statements. With summer just around the corner, we have looked at the locations that Trump may want to avoid this time round, as well as giving a couple of possible holiday spots that may be a good fit…
The airport can be a stressful place when you have a flight to catch. The danger of missing your flight and ending up either missing your long awaited holiday or becoming stranded in a foreign country is a very real one and as such, tensions can run high. Maybe that’s why the unsavoury behaviour or certain other travellers and even some staff at airports can make our blood boil! Check out our infographic on the most annoying types of people found at the airport, based on a Just The Flight survey!
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It was in 1807 that the first public railway was opened - a long time on the tracks by any estimation - so you’d be forgiven for thinking that by now the journey should always be quick, cheap and easy. You’d also be wrong. With train prices seemingly forever on the rise, we have looked at just how bad things have become with our infographic “Train Vs Plane – Making Your Money Go The Distance”.
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