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Up in the air

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 29 March 2013

Pascale Harter introduces two personal reflections on air travel around the world. Hasit Shah is a frequent, but sometimes fractious, flyer on the Indian subcontinent and he often struggles to understand what other passengers could be thinking. What is the true etiquette of air travel here - and why is he so haunted by other people's luggage? In Ecuador, there was far warmer feeling about Quito's old airport, despite its infamously risky location. Landing a plane there used to be quite an art - but the site also revealed much about the country's attitudes to travel and emigration. Irene Caselli takes the last flight out.



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