Airlines

Is Premium Economy Worth the Extra Money?

POSTED June 21st 2019 BY Travel Writer
What is Premium Economy? Relatively new, premium economy class is a class of service between economy and business or first class. The premise of premium economy is to offer more than economy class and less than business class for only slightly money than the cost of economy class. The price jump from economy class to business class is often more than the price of another...
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This supplement could save your life on your next flight

POSTED March 23rd 2019 BY Travel Writer
No doubt you’ve heard about developing deep vein thrombosis or DVT in your legs during a long flight. DVT can be a life-threatening blood clot that travels through your bloodstream to your lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism can block blood flow and be fatal. Signs of potential DVT include swelling of the ankles and/or legs and can be very uncomfortable. Good news,...
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Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Was Lost or Stolen?

POSTED December 28th 2018 BY Beth Williams
 The short answer to “Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Was Lost or Stolen” is yes, but read on. It’s a panic moment, you’re leaving for the airport and you can’t find a government photo ID like a driver’s license, passport or military ID. It is lost or stolen. Good news is that if you’re 18 years of age or older...
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How to Prevent Theft at Airport Screening

POSTED December 10th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Theft At Airport Screening Stations – This is a Must Read! Theft at airport security checkpoints continues to be reported at airports around the world.  Theft at screening stations is most prevalent in foreign countries or domestic airports without stringent TSA screening protocols. While this is not a very common type of theft, it can be devastating because it typically includes the theft of passports,...
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On-Board Theft: 10 Tips to Protect Valuables While You Snooze in the Sky

POSTED December 8th 2018 BY Beth Williams
Are Your Valuables Safe In Your Carry-On Bag? With all the other worries associated with air travel, the last thing you want to think about is theft on board airplanes. The people who steal from travelers’ carry-on bags are both airline employees (usually flight attendants) and fellow travelers. Unfortunately, theft from sleeping and unknowing passengers has been going on for years – while not extremely common, it only...
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Which Airlines Offer the Most Legroom

POSTED November 8th 2018 BY Travel Writer
You want the best of both worlds, economy airfare and the maximum of legroom you can get, particularly if you’re flying a long distance.  Most airlines offer various levels of seating and service on their aircraft, this is particularly true for longer flights. When booking your next flight be sure to understand the various levels of service and seating available. A little history and a couple...
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What Congress Says About Airline Seat Sizes

POSTED October 12th 2018 BY Travel Writer
The bottom line on airline seat roominess is that it’s more about safety than comfort for passengers in economy class. The final version of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 says that the FAA should “study” the need for seat size regulation. The bill says the seating dimension should be safe and says nothing about comfort. To make seats more comfortable they would need to...
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Money Mistakes Even Savvy Travelers Make

POSTED August 31st 2018 BY Travel Writer
No one wants to spend more than is necessary for air travel. If you can’t be inconvenienced with awkward flight times, or by adding a day on one or both ends of travel because of an odd travel schedule don’t be tempted by deep discount flight sites. Here’s why. Discount travel sites like Priceline’s Express Deals and Hotwire’s Hot Rate Flight often offer lower airfares sometimes 10% to 20% less,...
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