Dry Skin

The air on most jet powered aircraft comes from its engines. This air is called bleed air. It is both used to regulate the temperature inside the cabin and to pressurize the plane. This air is heavily filtered but also very dry. Almost all aircraft run about 4% humidity…

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Schedule Changes

There is nothing worse than showing up at the airport just to discover your scheduled flight time has changed. Some people make their travel plans months in advance and depend on the airlines to run on time. Of course weather can cause delays but from time to time the…

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Codeshare

Have you ever bought a ticket on one airline just to get to the airport and discover you are going to be flying on a completely different airline? What exactly is a codeshare? International airlines often need help getting passengers to their final destinations once they enter a county.…

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Direct vs. Nonstop

Although they may sound the same, there is a big difference between direct and nonstop flights. Knowing the difference can save you a lot of time and aggravation when you travel. Direct flights can make stops along the way to your final destination. This means you might stop somewhere…

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TSA Wait Times

Now that the hurricane is letting up and airports are reopening tens of thousands of travelers are going to be checking in at the same time. Does this mean you are going to have to give yourself extra time at the airport? How can you find out how long…

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Airport Codes

With several Florida airports closing due to the hurricane there seems to be some confusion as to what airport actually is the Orlando International Airport. News organizations are reporting 3 different airports with the name Orlando in them. To better understand which airport is which you need to know…

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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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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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