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How early do you really need to get to the airport?

The following article was written by Meghan Hunter and first appeared on millionmilesecrets.com on November 26, 2019. If you are unfamiliar with millionmilesecrets.com they specialize in credit cards and the benefits of using points to improve your travel experience. They are a wealth of airline travel knowledge and I…

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Using the Lavatory on the Ground

Airlines today run very tight schedules. Everything is taken into account so that each plane spends as little time sitting on the ground as possible. The time between fights when passengers are getting on and off and when the planes are cleaned is called the turn time. A big…

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Airline Etiquette: Feet

In many cultures your feet, socks, and shoes are considered unclean. You collect dirt while walking outside. You step in various liquids in the toilet. Your feet sweat and stink from being confined in shoes all day. Thinking about this it is easy to understand why no one wants…

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Overhead Bins and Coats and Jackets

Most passengers still choose their airline by price. They go to a price comparison website and pick the cheapest option. The problem with these cheap flights is that they separate most fees such as checking your bags. Each checked bag can add $35 to the ticket price each way.…

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How Taxi Time Affects Travel Time

You might have noticed your flight is 3 hours long. You gave yourself an hour to make your connecting flight but even though you pushed back from the gate on time, you've been sitting in line waiting to take off for 45 minutes. Are you going to make your…

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Kid’s Drink Cups

Most airlines do not have special cups for children. They serve all passengers with the same plastic cups without lids or straws. This can present some problems if you are traveling with small children, the biggest of which being spills. The easiest way to deal with this is to…

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It’s Cold on an Airplane

If you've ever been to Florida in the summer you might have noticed that many businesses keep their air conditioning extremely cold to fight the heat. Airports and airplanes are no exception. Even in summer, you are going to find most flights to be rather chilly. Passenger comfort is…

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Surface Movement

The FAA prohibits passengers from moving about the cabin any time the aircraft is moving along the ground. From the time the plane pushes back from the boarding gate until it takes off is considered "taxi" time. If anyone gets out of their seats while the plane is taxiing…

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Don’t Show Up Intoxicated

Drinking alcohol seems to be a big part of the airline travel experience. Whether on vacation or traveling home from business people often want to have a drink. There is nothing wrong with that as long as you don't become intoxicated. Airports have bars, restaurants and lounges that serve…

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