When I started travelling back and forth from Colorado around 5 years ago, I (like most first-time solo flyers) thought that in order to have a happy and comfortable flight, I would need to bring as many creature comforts on board with me as possible.
After already taking six flights this calendar year, and wracking up a total of over 50 flights taken in my life, I've grown very familiar with spending long periods of time inside an airplane.
Since I have been working in the travel industry for quite some time, I have come to learn many things that could help passengers to have stress-free air travel. Here are my top ten tips that will save you time and money.
Living in Canada there is one thing that we all know very well and that is that winter is a long, cold, and terrible time of year. Between snow and freezing rain, the conditions of winter can make traveling nearly impossible. This applies to all methods of travel, and this holiday I had a particularly unique experience when it came to winter conditions.
On September 3rd, 2015 I took a solo trip from the United Kingdom to Orlando, Florida. I had limited funds so I had to find the cheapest direct flight I could find, as I was staying on Disney property this meant my budget was extra tight.
I am 27 and I recently flew for the first time. It's the weirdest, most unnatural and exhilarating experience of my entire life.
September 11th is not an easy topic to talk about. When it comes to traveling, especially on an airplane, so much has changed since that day. It is completely necessary. Yet things still need to improve even more for our safety. When I first started traveling, and let's not get into specifics, I'm old, things were completely different than they are today. You did not have to schedule your arrival to the airport terminal, so that you could plan for long lines at security. You did not have to worry about the long lines just to check in your luggage. You could pull up to the terminal with your car, and someone was there trying to take your luggage from you whether you wanted them to or not. Many times I would have to say, no I don't need your help. I'm going to take my own luggage in. I was young, and did not have the extra cash to pay these guys a tip for helping me with my luggage.
American airline carriers have been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. But now American Airlines, Delta, and United are hoping to claw back some of its reputation by offering a new seating class: Basic Economy.
Today Irish budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will be cutting the amount and size of carry-on luggage on their flights. This, it says, is imperative to the smooth operating of the airline as Ryanair claims that people with two carry-on pieces of hand luggage are the cause for the airline's constant delays.
When anyone embarks on any kind of journey, there is an expectation that the plan in one's head will, for most part, be completed. This expectation should be abandoned the moment you step from the optimistic certainty of the car, into the airport building.
There are a few things that you should not bring on any flight. It is a known fact that bringing weapons of any kind on a flight is a very bad idea with severe consequences. You will go to jail. Also, bringing pets is another no go. You don’t want to have to deal with a barking dog or meowing cat. Avoid bringing liquids too. These will be taken away at the security part of the airport. There have been cases of terrorist trying to bring in liquid bombs. Lastly, avoid bringing lighters and sharp objects on planes. This is a given as you will be searched and questioned for bringing flammables. Overall, follow these flight etiquette rules and you will not be punished for your actions.