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    Tips (for Indians) on surviving long haul flights

    Are you dreading that forthcoming journey, that will take you anywhere between 18 and 24 hours from door to door? Are you worried about how you will spend all that time waiting in your seat and on the ground? Read this article to help suggest how to cope with the stress that comes with long haul airline journeys.

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    How to choose the right Global SIM Cards for Indian travellers

    The world traveller of the 21st century cannot be seen without their mobile devices. Yet we face barriers in establishing a network and internet connection when we are away from our home country because our SIM cards won't operate on foreign networks. Fortunately there are several companies around the world offering offering SIM cards and eSIMs to holidaymakers and business travellers to keep them connected at affordable prices, anywhere.

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    What are the options for in-flight meals for South Asian and Middle Eastern travellers?

    Do religion-based meals strictly adhere to their respective dietary laws? We Indians and our neighbours around us and in the middle-east, celebrate food as sustenance from the Lord. In turn, we celebrate our Lord by giving thanks with the food he has given us. However, some foods are off-limits to us, depending on the paths to the Lord we follow, either by us being a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Jain or all or none. When we leave home and travel to different lands, our concern for food is heightened. Some of us may question everything, Some avoid everything. Yet, others will pay no mind. For decades, airlines from across the world have provided meals catering to individual dietary requirements. Meals based on religious dietary requirements include Kosher (KSML) and Kosher Snack (KSMLS), Muslim (MOML), Hindu (HNML) and Jain (JNML) meals. Religion-based meals become an issue when airlines fail to fully understand their specific requirements. Even if airlines claim to fully comply, it is still unclear if the food served is certified by respective faith-based monitoring authorities. In this post, I shall attempt to describe the different kinds of special meals Indian travellers can request while booking. I shall also highlight some problems and issues that arise concerning these meals. No Airline can guarantee fulfilling individual dietary requirements 100%. It is up to us passengers to take some burden of due diligence if we are being serious about it. Moslem meal…

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    Is is worth it to fly Business Class ? Find out why

    The perils of flying Economy An economy seat will get you from point A to point B. You will be fed along the way and you will do your very best to pass the time hunkered in your place. You may try to watch the given entertainment, or try to sleep. Throughout the flight, you will risk rubbing arms and shoulders with the passenger(s) seated next to you. At the end of your flight, you ache to deboard into the expanse of the airport terminal. If you have a layover, you depend on the amenities provided by the airport to its passengers. Regrettably, your experience can, of course, vary greatly from airport to airport. Some perks of Business Class airfare With a business class ticket, the Airline will take care if you. Some airlines provide a chauffeur service from home to airport to home (or anywhere) to their business class passengers. This is true for first class and business class passengers flying one of Etihad, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia and Qantas. El Al provides a chauffeur service only to their first class passengers. Brussels Air however provides a generous chauffeur service to any single passenger or two passengers having a combined airfare valued at $1900 or more. An accepted perk of a business class air-fare includes access to exclusive lounges furnished with comfortable seating, complimentary meals and refreshments, showers, spa, laundry services and conferencing. The perks are endless. In some instances…