Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

James Chilton
James Chilton

Name: James Chilton

Occupation: Retired, but photographer, traveller

Hometown: Chipping North, Oxfordshire, UK

College: Winchester

Websitejameschilton.com

Short bio: British army, advertising, commercial real estate.

How often do you fly? Around six times per year

How many countries have you been to? 78

How many continents: All of them.

Earliest travel memory: Flying boat from Burma.

Favorite American city: Seattle.

International city: Paris.

Least favorite country: Russia.

Friendliest people in the world: All those who live in the countryside.

Favorite World Heritage Site: Bagan, Burma.

Favorite airline: Singapore.

Favorite aircraft type: Airbus 380.

Aisle or window: Window.

Favorite airport lounge: Virgin Upper Cross, Heathrow.

Favorite international airport: Singapore.

Favorite hotel: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.

Favorite Island: Jersey, Channel Islands.

Favorite beach: It’s in Greece, but I’m not telling.

Favorite travel book: “The Last Blue Mountain.”

Right now I am reading: “Waterloo.”

5 things you bring on a plane: Headphones, sleeping pills and a good book—that’s enough.

What do you always seem to forget? Enough money.

What do you like least about travel? Waiting at airports.

Most embarrassing travel moment: Not recognizing Desmond Tutu in my adjoining seat.

What’s your dream destination? Papua New Guinea.

Favorite travel charity: Heal Kids Foundation.

Best travel tip: Half the clothes, double the money.

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