How to check for weather delays

Worried about your flight being delayed or canceled? Here are a few ways to see if you are going to be affected by the weather.  First and foremost download your airline's app and go to their website. Airlines try to give passengers as much notice as possible before travel…

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Weather and ticket change fees

Now that we have a hurricane bearing down on Florida, what happens if you need to change your ticket date? Most cheap tickets are heavily restricted and come with various fees for things such as changing your flight (even to a different flight on the same day). Some Basic…

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Connection Time

Flying non stop is the fastest way to get to your destination but for many people that is not an option. Many airlines have adopted the hub and spoke system and don't offer non stop flights except between major cities. Also some of the cheaper flights are going to…

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What to Pack for the Airplane

Not sure what you should bring with you on the plane? Let me try to give you a quick list of all the essentials you might want to pack into your carry on bag. Government issued photo identification (usually a state driver's license or a passport). Not necessarily something…

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Turbulence

Turbulence is the rough air that airplanes fly through that cause it to shake. It can range from mild to severe. Mild turbulence will make the drink in your cup slosh around but severe turbulence will make everything spill out. Most turbulence can be predicted. Some weather conditions such…

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The Best Seats on an Airplane

The best seats on an airplane are going to cost you extra. Airlines know which seats are most desirable and charge a premium to sit there. Sometimes the price isn't as much as you would expect so it is at least worth your time to check. First class of…

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Basic Economy

Most airlines have 3 different classes. Each class offers different amenities such as seat size, better snacks and food, and free alcohol. The problem is the average flyer just wants to travel as cheaply as possible and doesn't want to pay for those optional extras. For these passengers the…

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Narrow Aisles

When you first get on an airplane you are going to notice that the aisles are very narrow. Aircraft approved roller board suitcases (22 inches) are going to barely fit down the aisle. If your suitcase is just a little bigger than 22 inches it probably won't fit at…

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Weather Delays

Modern aircraft can fly through almost any weather conditions and pilots are trained to land with limited visibility using only their instruments. So why are weather delays so common? One reason is the danger to ground personnel. The people who service the plane, put on and take off the…

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Connecting Gates

How do you find the gate your flight is leaving from? How do you find your connecting gate? First you need to know your departing flight (both airline name and flight number) and if you are making a connection you will need the same information for your next flight.…

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