Poverty and Privilege: The McDonaldization of Airlines

On my recent visit to Gatwick airport to fly to Malta I came across my first luggage check in for an EasyJet flight. I had used a self-check-in for cabin baggage before but have never done it for hold luggage.

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Hotel Review – Hotel Casa 400 – Amsterdam

Shaneka and myself visited this hotel on our second trip to Amsterdam which I speak about in my Article – ‘6 Travelling Lessons Learned- Winter in Amsterdam’.

Super Nice for a Good Price 

After our experiences with the Student Hotel in Amsterdam we were apprehensive about what the cheap price of £123pp for 3 nights booking would get us, another seemingly clean and glossy hotel that ended up smelling like a farm – or would our research pay off?

First impressions were good! It was only  a short walk from Amstel Station Beneden – which is great in the cold when you have luggage! We had a tiny struggle to find the entrance but one we were in it was lovely. The staff were warm and personable and finding the room was not too difficult as there was a code for floor and area of the hotel because it is quite huge.

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6 Travelling Lessons Learned- Winter in Amsterdam


After having travelled for the first time to Amsterdam in the summer of 2014 (during Shaneka and my adventure dubbed “The Euro Tour 2K14” ) we fell absolutely in love with this city – the atmosphere, the beauty and the friendly people we met. It was decided unanimously that we had to return again but with busy University schedules we waited until our Christmas break and set off.

(Apologies for the poor picture quality in this article guys this was 3 years ago raw and unscripted!!)

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The connections between Poverty & Travel

There is an undeniable link between poverty and privilege which some people can feel uncomfortable about. Those who are really struggling to get by in day to day life simply can’t think about flying away on holiday. Those in poverty aren’t unaware of their position, they have seen their more affluent friends go away on trips for summers, work, gap years. Those who have never been on a plane still have to sit through their friends travel stories.

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