Losing our Luggage

One of the things I advise people traveling with children to do is check their luggage. Yes, luggage fees are each way and can quickly add up and become cost prohibitive but there are a few ways to avoid these fees such as getting the airline's credit card (usually…

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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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Afternoon Thundershowers

A thundershower is a short storm with heavy rainfall, lightning and thunder, and sometimes strong winds. They begin suddenly and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. These thundershowers are most common in the afternoon and evening in the summertime. They can form anywhere in…

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Wi-Fi (Updated May 28, 2020)

Everyone is so connected that it is hard to imagine not having access to the internet for a few hours. Some airlines have Wi-Fi available, but it comes at a cost and can be quite pricey. Take a look at the chart below to see which airlines offer internet.…

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A Different Experience

In just 2 months the corona virus has managed to dramatically alter air travel. It has become so different that anyone traveling now would feel like it is a totally new experience. Keeping up to date with all the changes is also difficult since airlines are instigating new rules…

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Masks Are Now Required

With air travel down around 95% year on year, airlines are doing everything they can to encourage people to fly again. One of the biggest problems is how to get consumers confident in the safety of air travel. Airlines have made many changes just to address this. Planes are…

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The End of the Drink Service

Over the past month air travel demand has dropped by more than 90% according to the International Air Transport Association. Airlines have dramatically reduced their flights during this time (anywhere from 70 to 99% depending on the Airline) in response. Empty flights and empty airports have become the norm.…

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Be Prepared for no Drink Service

Most airlines provide some type of beverage and snack service (not always complementary though). Because of this, many passengers come to the airport unprepared for a flight without a drink service. But why wouldn't there be a service on your flight? Turbulence is probably the biggest reason. Most airlines…

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Traveling With a Stroller

Traveling with children can present many different challenges. You'll have to do some extra planning and one thing you will have to think about is bringing a stroller. If you have just one child (and they can sit up by themselves) an umbrella stroller will be easiest to travel…

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