Airlines

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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How to Beat Jet Lag

POSTED August 24th 2018 BY Travel Writer
How to Beat Jet Lag If you’ve ever traveled across time zones you know that jet lag can be debilitating and can influence your normal circadian rhythm making you tired too early in the day or causing you to wake up too early in the morning. Here are the best tricks to keep your body clocking ticking. Drink lots of water Hydrate before, during, and after...
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New TSA rule for carry-on and powders

POSTED June 27th 2018 BY Travel Writer
The smart traveler should now allow for even more time to move through the TSA security screen process. Along with liquids powders are now being regulated as to how much you can have in your carry-on when you board a plane. If you have more than is allowed, you’ll be forced to throw it out. The TSA now says that more than 12 ounces of powder will be...
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Will Your ID be Valid for Your Next Flight?

POSTED June 26th 2018 BY Travel Writer
What you need to know about how the Real ID ACT will affect how you board a plane. Will the TSA accept your driver’s license as ID? The Real ID act is a piece of legislation that imposes much stricter measures on how people can obtain a driver’s license and sets more thorough standards as to what will be displayed on them. Why is this important...
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What You Can and Cannot Take on Airplanes

POSTED May 25th 2018 BY Beth Williams
To breeze through the TSA process proper planning and packing will expedite the screening process. Know what you can pack in your carry on bag and checked baggage before arriving at the airport by reviewing the lists below. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the...
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The Best Luggage Locks: A Guide to Finding the Right Lock

POSTED May 10th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Guide to TSA Luggage Locks – Which Lock to Choose What is TSA?  TSA stands for Transportation Security Administration of the United States Department of Homeland Security. TSA protects the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and their baggage. What are TSA Approved Luggage Locks?  Travel Sentry Approved means the TSA has a master key that will open any TSA approved luggage lock, instead of...
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