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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Exit Row Seats

Many people like to sit in the exit rows because of the extra leg room but there are certain restrictions on sitting there. Let's look at what an exit row is and what is required to sit there. What is an exit row? The FAA considers it any row…

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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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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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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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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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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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