Tag: Airport

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What If I Get Bumped?

With the recent United Airlines incident where a confirmed passenger was forcibly pulled from his seat and dragged off the plane, many may wonder why it happened. Let me tell you why. United Airlines wanted the passenger’s confirmed seat back so they could give it to a United employee! Airlines, along with hotels, cruise lines, […]

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Getting Comfortable in Coach

You probably think getting comfortable in a coach airline seat is mission impossible and in some ways it probably is. It seems like airline seats were designed for Munchkins rather than real people. Here are some helpful suggestions of what you can do to make your trip at 30,000 feet more enjoyable. Get to the […]

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12 Airport and Airline Etiquette Tips

For the benefit of your flight experience and for those around you, follow these 12 etiquette tips: Step away from the baggage carousel: By stepping a foot back, you avoid getting bumped with someone else’s luggage or bumping someone with your own. Not moving? Stay to the side: Don’t you hate it when you are […]

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“Airline prices are always subject to change…”

If you aren’t sweating yet, let me give you a reason to. A few well-known airlines such as American, Delta, and United, have increased their domestic pricing structure. This means that some “multi-segment itineraries now cost a significantly higher amount when they are presented as a single ticket rather than multiple one-way tickets,” said Zane […]

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Why Today We are in the Golden Age of Flying

Many harken back to the period of about 1945 to 1975 as the “Golden Age of Flying.” I say, “au contraire” – today (right now) things are much better for fliers. Here are ten reasons why: 1. It’s way faster. In the 1940s, an average intercontinental flight had at least a 12 layovers in airpots […]

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Things Not to Touch

Life is not a sanitary experience.  You are continually forced to be with hordes of humans with all types of coughs, colds and questionable hygiene habits.  If you are a “gemophobe,” you will want to carry a lot of antiseptic handy wipes with you, whether you go to the movies, a sports stadium, church or […]

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What If the Airline Bumps You?

Why would you get bumped?  Because your flight is overbooked.  Overbooking is the practice of selling more seats than an airline actually has.  They don’t want to have any empty seats, and overbooking insures that every seat will be full even if someone doesn’t show up.  Or, as is more likely, at the last minute, […]

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