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In Flight Menu Excess

In Flight Menu Excess
Extra legroom, or all the Toblerones and gin? Hmmm.

When you’re sat on your plane jetting off on holiday, it’s nice to be able to reward yourself with a few refreshments from the in-flight menu. Whether it’s a nice soft drink to cool down, a tasty sandwich, or maybe even a beer to unwind until you touch down at your destination. But how much would you be willing to spend on sustenance from the in-flight menu? And at what point would it be more efficient to simply buy a business class ticket to benefit from the complimentary food?

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People We Hate at the Beach

People We Hate at the Beach

When we think of the beach we think of white sand, the glowing sun and crystal blue waters. What we don’t think of are people hollering and getting drunk, flocks of angry seagulls trying to steal food, and people flashing ungodly parts of their body. Urgh! No matter how great of a place the beach is, you’ll always find someone who’s set on ruining your day. Make sure you check out our fantastic new infographic where we rank some of the absolute worst beach behaviours, based on another famed Just The Flight survey!

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11 Graphs That Perfectly Sum Up Travel

11 Graphs That Perfectly Sum Up Travel
Arguably the funniest thing you'll read all day.

Travelling has become so normal to most of us that we have become unaware of the curious eccentricities that accompany the process. These peculiarities infuse themselves through every stage of travelling, from the act of preparing for the trip, through the airport, flight and holidaying – they even are present during the aftermath of time spent away! Here at Just The Flight we have decided to celebrate the strange quirks of travel through the medium of graphs, summing up exactly what it means to travel – check them out now!

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Tourism Campaigns - The High Flyers and Backfires

Tourism Campaigns - The High Flyers and Backfires
The Good, the Bad and the Epic Fail

What do you look for when booking a holiday? Tourism campaigns to advertise a destination can help to persuade and inspire future trips and convince the choice of one country over another. However, they are not always a success! We have explored some of the campaigns that failed to get off the ground, as well as examining those that got it spot on and made waves! Banners, barbeques, babies and Breaking Bad (we’re not joking!) – check out some of the best and worst tourism campaigns ever released!

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Across The Pond - Evolution of Transatlantic Crossings

Across The Pond - Evolution of Transatlantic Crossings
Surprisingly, swimming isn't the slowest method recorded...

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!

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Borderline Crazy International Borders

Borderline Crazy International Borders
Passports almost certainly required.

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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Airports Furthest From Their Cities

Airports Furthest From Their Cities
Taxi to the City Centre, Sir? Maybe not...

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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Fictional Airlines

Fictional Airlines
Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

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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Just The Flight launches the Jetter Sweater

Just The Flight launches the Jetter Sweater
This season's absolute must have.

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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Mapping the Empires of History

Mapping the Empires of History
Empires. Fascinating things.

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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