We’d been talking about a vacation, a real vacation, for years. So far, when we took time off work, we stayed home because we have four cats and we have nobody to look after them. But after a particularly violent illness, I decided we should take a vacation and as far as the cats were concerned, I would make a plan.
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there around how to get the best deal when flying. With airlines controlling a lot of the conversation and trying to get you to shop with them the waters have become muddied even further.
The most intimidating part about travel seems to be the damage the flight costs can do to your wallet. Spending a large chunk of money at once can be scary… it’s honestly the most difficult part for me as well, and this is why I’ve done an extensive amount of research to find every aspect of buying a plane ticket that can cut the cost.
I wouldn’t call myself a frequent flyer, but I do have at least 1-2 holidays a year which are mainly long-haul. They are usually to the Caribbean and Americas. One of my last holidays was to St. Lucia, a lovely country with great food, hotels, and culture. A bit on the pricey side, but the warm welcome given more than makes up for the empty pockets on your return.
The apprehension of boarding an airplane today is well-founded. Practically everyone associates the fear of flying with a foreboding sense that the plane will actually crash. They may have a valid point, because now, most of the commercial airlines have eliminated two engines on their aircraft. This, for the sake of cutting fuel costs, has jeopardized passenger safety. A prime example occurred in January of 2009, when a commercial jet with only two engines both shut down during ascent which forced that plane to make a miraculous landing in the Hudson River. Had there been four engines mounted, the decibel level would have been loud enough to scare birds and other foul farther away, so that what caused that engine failure wouldn't have happened. Only through the skill and knowledge of the pilot and crew, a tragedy was adverted.
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I've been robbed on the street by men holding weapons. I've been robbed in public buses by pickpockets. I've also been robbed at the service counter at airports while picking up my plane tickets or rental car.
Learning to fly is very important for many people. They get to do something that they really love to do, and their skills improve as they practice more. The more they go up in the air, the better they become as a pilot. Since flying a plane is something that is a serious undertaking, it is very important that they get the proper training before they go up in the plane on their own. As they learn with an instructor, they can gather all the necessary knowledge that they need in order to fly on their own.
The market is saturated with loyalty programs. We get rewarded for steps, transacting and viewing content... we collect points, digital currency, coupons, even digital badges that are nothing more than bragging rights. Sometimes it’s just the seemingly day to day things that would occur with or without this symbiotic relationship we share with a particular provider.
Traveling can be expensive, and the biggest cost of traveling tends to lie within the price of an airline ticket. Domestic flights on average are a few hundred dollars, and flights out of the country can be priced at $1,000 or more depending on the destination. If you have traveled before, and like to save money, then you know how tiring it can be searching for hours on end to find the cheapest flights. There are countless search engines, all with empty promises and fluctuating prices. Let’s face it, the process of finding cheap flights can be exhausting and overwhelming. Here are some fantastic tips to help you book the next flight that can save you frustration, time, and above all else, money.
I'm sitting in my favourite writer's refuge in Sao Paulo, an unremarkable bar on Avenida Cesar with cheap eats and great caipirinhas, reflecting on the routine miracles of modern life.
I'm writing this in a Pearson Airport gate area while I wait for my flight from Toronto to Vancouver. After ten sleepless hours flying from Sao Paulo.