Do I need travel insurance?

There has been a great increase in travel in 2021 compared to last year. Many are excited toresume traveling after a year and a half of not doing so. Because of the pandemic, we all knowthat rules and travel regulations can change our plans from one day to the…

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New Book: A Kid’s Guide to Flying

This summer could end up being one of the busiest travel periods since the global coronavirus pandemic began. The vaccine rollout is going as planned and infections and hospitalizations seem to be on the decline. Everyone is excited at the idea of hopping on a plane again.  Even the…

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The Flight Advisor’s Guide to Modern Air Travel

The Coronavirus has really put a damper on air travel. Demand over the past year dropped by around 65% compared to 2019. It was the worst drop in aviation history. The world quarantined, borders closed, and everyone stopped flying.  Now we have vaccines that are showing great promise. Coronavirus…

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Overweight and Oversize Bag Fees

If you haven't flown before you might not know just how seriously airlines take their rules. If your suitcase is just slightly too heavy, or a just little too big, you are going to have to pay extra. There is nothing you can do but pay if your bag…

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Updated Checked Baggage Fees

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, U.S. airlines made over 5 billion dollars in 2019 from baggage fees. As much as customers dislike these fees they are an important part of an airline’s revenue. To help you better calculate the true cost of an airline ticket it is…

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Carry-On Baggage Fees

With so many airlines charging for checked baggage, many travelers try to save money by bringing their bags with them on the plane. These bags can be divided in two categories: Personal Items and Carry-on bags. Personal items are anything that can fit under the seat in front of…

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How much does it cost to change my reservation?

You spent months planning your trip. Getting the time off work, finding the perfect hotels, even making an itinerary. Then some unexpected life event gets in the way. What happens if you need to change your reservation after you have bought your tickets? Most airlines have a strict 24…

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Advance Seat Selection Fees

When buying a ticket, one of the first things people try to do is choose their seat. The best seats are the aisles and windows, especially near the front of the plane. These seats usually cost extra and are sometimes called "preferred seating." Exit rows also fall into this…

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Reservation Fees

When it comes to flying, everyone seems to want to buy the cheapest tickets available. Price comparison websites are a good place to start, but how can you find the cheapest tickets if you don’t know what is included in the ticket price? Starting with the very act of…

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Life in Quarantine in Mongolia

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 When we last left off we were waiting on a bus in the hotel parking lot for an hour. Our hotel is downtown, in the heart of the city which is surprising because I expected to be more remote and isolated. The hotel…

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