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Which airport would you pick for a layover, based on its food?
@swurlyogourt, via Twitter
Norman Howe Narita. I lived in Japan for a year, but I’m still addicted to Japanese food, especially sushi – it’s the perfect light but filling airport food. The pride that the Japanese invest in their food and culture means that they would never let foreigners have a bad sushi experience as their first impression of Japan, so the quality at Narita can rival that of Tokyo. My favourite is Tsukiji Sushi-Iwa, an outpost of Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji fish market.
What’s the best piece of luggage you own?
Nick Lacurto, via Facebook
Jeff Doucette My wife spoiled me last Christmas with the Alpha Bravo McConnell International Carry-On by Tumi. Made with a soft but durable fabric exterior, it fits in the overhead bin on Air Canada’s Embraer aircraft. It has a zip-around, expandable (two-inch) main compartment and lots of large and small interior and easy-access exterior pockets. A telescoping handle and embedded wheels make sure all the breakables are tucked away in case you end up checking the bag.
What are your favourite travel apps, besides Air Canada’s?
@curlybecs, via Twitter
Donald Belcham FlightAware, to check for delayed flights and, when possible, delays to the inbound aircraft for my flights; often I know before the gate display has been updated. And TripIt; I forward my reservation e-mails from airlines, hotels and car rental companies, and it constructs an itinerary that I can then view on my phone.
Preet Khalsa TripIt even integrates with your regular calendar, and with the Pro paid upgrade, you get e-mail warnings of delayed flights, gate changes and other useful messages, like when to check in online.