Carry on bag size limit

Your carry on bag is the one that you are going to take with you through the security checkpoint and onto the airplane. All airlines limit you to 2 carry on items, 1 bag plus 1 personal item. Your personal item would be a backpack, briefcase, laptop bag, purse,…

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Flying with Children

Flying with children requires quite a bit of planning. A few of the biggest decisions you need to make are whether or not to take a car seat on the plane and how much connection time you need. With proper preparation flying with kids can be a fun and…

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Flight Tracking

If you want to track a flight, see where the plane is at this moment, you have lots of options available. The 3 most common flight tracking sites are www.flightview.com/flighttracker/, www.flightradar24.com, and www.flightaware.com . Each of these sites offer similar services. You can look for a specific flight by…

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How to find cheap flights

There are many different ways to buy tickets, but if you are look to find the cheapest fares you might want to consider one of the price comparison websites. Some of the most popular ones are: Cheap Flights www.cheapflights.com Expedia www.expedia.com Hipmunk www.hipmunk.com/flights Hotwire www.hotwire.com Kayak www.kayak.com Momondo www.momondo.com…

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Airport check in procedures

Checking in for a flight has never been easier. Most major airlines encourage you to check in from home either online through their website or by using their app. Usually you can check in 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of your flight. During this check in procedure…

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Summer Flying Advice

School's out and summer vacation is here. It's time for summer flying. This is when many passengers are either first time fliers or irregular fliers (people who fly once a year or less) and, of course, lots and lots of children. I just wrote a book on air travel…

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Ashtrays

For those of you old enough to remember what airline travel was like when smoking was legal, you might remember the plane being divided into smoking and non-smoking sections. You also might remember that in the smoking section each armrest had little ashtrays built into them. Due to health…

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Lost in the Seat Pockets

Unless you are seated at a bulkhead (that's basically a wall or partition) you will most likely have another seat in front of you. As I mentioned in my last post, some of these seats will have small TV monitors built into them. You should also have a collapsable…

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