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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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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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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Life in Quarantine in Mongolia Part 2: Getting a Visa

You can read part 1 here. Being a flight attendant means I fly a lot. I fly 6 days a week for about 44 weeks a year. My flights aren't measured in miles but in hours. For the past 10 years I have averaged 1200 hours of flight time…

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Wearing a Mask for Long Periods of Time

Most businesses have made wearing a mask mandatory. Airlines are no exception. Enough time has passed that most people are already used to wearing a mask whenever they are out in public. But many people only wear them for short shopping trips. What happens when you wear a mask…

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Traveling to Disney World

This story isn't exactly air travel related, except for the fact that Florida governor Ron DeSantis is asking for tourists to please start flying back to Florida for their vacations. Seeing as the theme parks are nearly empty, this might be the best time to go. Remember that if…

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Social Distancing

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing is the act of limiting your exposure to others by staying at least 6 feet apart. As airlines try to recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus they have enacted many safety reforms aimed at making…

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Airlines have Started to Make Mask Wearing Mandatory

In the past 2 weeks there have been several reports of passengers being removed from flights and banned from flying on those airlines. As I mentioned last month, airlines had already begun to ask passengers to wear masks. Until recently, enforcement had been spotty and many passengers were able…

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