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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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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