When you’re visiting a new city, surely the best person to show you around is someone who visits regularly. And who’d be better travelled than airline crew? That’s the thinking behind two new travel guides put together by the travel crew and pilots from Scandinavian Airlines, SAS Braathens, Spanair, Blue 1 and Air Baltic.
The first, The Crew Guide Escapes, gives locations, hotels and restaurants from around the world that are off the beaten track. With section headings like Room with a View, Sand in Your Toes, Inner Calm, Get Out of Town, Poetry in Motion and Look After Yourself, it’s a joy to read, and not just on this particularly grey London day.The second guide, Crew Guide 2007, contains hundreds of crew personal travel tips. This is the third year running the guide has been printed, and this year it comes with a brand new section called 24, which provides itineraries for those with only one day to spare in a destination.
And just to prove how exclusive the tips are, The Crew Guide Escapes comes with a request: if you see their crew on your escapes, remember they were there first – please go quietly.