Category - Air Travel


Munich: efficiency plus

  When you think of the major airports of Europe, chances are Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and London Heathrow come to mind.  But it’s hard to beat Munich for efficiency, customer orientation and facilities. This year MCH won Europe’s Best Airport award at the World Airport Awards –for the seventh time. And it’s not hard to […]


Location, location, location: Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport

Though many Torontonians still refer to it as the Island Airport, Billy Bishop (YTZ) is its official name for the airport just minutes from downtown Toronto. Once the David to Pearson Airport’s Goliath, this is the little airport that grew – and plans to keep growing. Apart from its manageable size, one of the airport’s […]


New Baggage Fees

This month Canada’s top two airlines followed the rest of the airline industry with new baggage fees. First WestJet announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on “Econo” fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the United-States.  The first bag is still free of charge for all other […]


Dutch Treat: Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

When we recently polled Vision Travel Solutions’ staffers about their favourite airports, it was interesting to see Amsterdam mentioned more than once.  And no surprise:  a gateway to Europe (and the world), Schiphol – pronounced “skipple” – has long been a favourite of world travellers. As one of the staffers responded on our poll:  Schiphol […]


New airport security measures regarding cell phones for departures from Europe

Please be advised that Transport Canada has implemented stronger security measures and screening officers may request that some devices, including cell phones, be powered up. Powerless or broken devices will not be permitted on-board the aircraft. For this reason, please ensure that your electronic devices are fully powered before you arrive at the airport to avoid any potential issues.


Why we love…Vancouver Airport (YVR)

In a setting framed by mountains and ocean, it’s not hard to see why visitors rave about Vancouver.  And in an era when so many travellers regard flying as drudgery, even Vancouver Airport shines. YVR is actually located on Sea Island in the bedroom community of Richmond, south of Vancouver. Gaining a reputation for its […]