Air Travel Is Easy If To Use These Tips

July 25th, 2013

There is nothing more stressful or complicated these days than air travel. Airport restrictions and airline fees are constantly changing, flights are cancelled at a moments notice, and other fun filled surprises greet air travelers every day. With careful planning and some advanced preparation, the stress of air travel can be lessened and, quite frankly, almost enjoyable.

As you pack any carry on luggage, remember the 3-1-1 rule: all liquids must be in 3 ounce or less containers, clearly marked in a Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for making your air travel enjoyable

April 22nd, 2011

Planning for a trip out of town can be a very stressful task, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are 4 tips that you can follow to make your air travel as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Bookmark this page so you can easily access it, such as with a satellite internet connection from http://www.wildbluedeals.com.

1. When traveling, be sure to keep important items such as important medications or food items close at hand in case of an emergency. Delays brought on by weather, as well as other issues, might prevent you from reaching your actual luggage.

2. Keep your travel documents close by and within easy reach such as passports, drivers license, and airline tickets. This will save time when passing through security and other checkpoints.

3. When planning a trip, purchasing tickets online is convenient, especially when you have a fast satellite internet connection. You can compare rates of different airlines and can sometimes check in faster using e-tickets that you get when purchasing tickets online.

4. Make sure that you research the rules of the airport and also the particular airline that you are flying on. These may be items such as cost of extra carry-on bags, the time that you need to check in, size limits, or weight of carry-on bags, or what type of carry-on items may be illegal.

By following these tips you will be able to make your air travel go smoothly and effortless.

Important Air Travel Tips for Kids

April 1st, 2011

You should dress up your kids in comfortable and light clothes. Even when you are visiting grandma and would like to impress her with the best of your clothes, just carry them in then change upon arrival. This makes the trip much less stressful for everybody involved.

You should remember to pack an extra jacket or sweaters airports and airplanes can be really cold. Sometimes, you can also encounter an unexpected delay, its better to go prepared. If you feel stuck at the airport without a sweater Read the rest of this entry »

Airports Using Full-Body Scanners

January 26th, 2011

If you’re like me, you like to know what’s going to happen before it actually happens so you can plan accordingly (or at a minimum take on some semblance of preparation). When it comes to the outcry of full body scanners we believe if people know what they about to be asked to do there might be less shock when actually faced with it. With that, we publish a list of U.S. airports that are using full body scanners (as of November 2010) so if you happen upon one you can face the eventuality with dignity and not shock.

  • Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Boise Airport
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Cleveland International Airport
  • Columbus, Ohio: Port Columbus International Airport
  • Corpus Christie Airport
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Denver International Airport
  • Detroit Metro Airport
  • El Paso International Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
  • Fort Wayne International Airport
  • Fresno Airport
  • Gulfport International Airport Read the rest of this entry »

Traveling with prescription injectables

October 15th, 2010

I recently had to travel domestically with my husband who has to take an IV injection once a day. At first we were a little panicked trying to figure out how his 10-day supply (yes, that equates to ten ominous-looking syringes) would be viewed by the TSA employees. Always being ones to anticipate a problem before it arises, we made sure to have a note from our doctor (on letterhead and dated within the preceding 30-day period) with us and readily available. On the outbound leg our bag went through x-ray and was stopped for closer scrutiny. As the TSA employee approached us we made sure to have the letter at the ready. Once read, we were ushered through. On the inbound leg of our journey our bag passed through x-ray without a hitch. I guess the point to this little blog is that you need to be prepared even if TSA doesn’t always follow their own guidelines since you never know when they’ll kick in and enforce. I’ve read some information where TSA requires that the actual prescription label be attached (affixed) to the medication, but in the case of refrigerated injectables that come via the mail to us that’s impossible. Fortunately we were not asked to provide this, and I guess we can only hope that future trips will result in the same outcome for us.

Plan for Strict Airline Security Regulations When You Pack

August 4th, 2010

Airline travel today is nothing like what it was ten years ago, and new rules and regulations are constantly going into effect. On a hectic day of travel, the last thing anyone wants is to be held up at a security checkpoint because of some new policy you weren’t aware of. To help you avoid the hassle o such a situation, we’re offering you a little advice to help navigate some of the most recent changes.The 3-1-1 rule regarding carry-on liquids has been in effect for some time now, yet it still is one of the most common causes of delay in the security line. This regulation requires that liquids in your carry on must all be contained within one, one-quart size zip top bag, and each liquid within the bag must be carried in a 3-ounce container or smaller. Many people forget this applies to things such as toothpaste, lip gloss, and hand lotion. If you can’t fit all of your liquids into these size containers, you may have to either return to the airline desk and check them or throw them away. Most drug stores carry travel-size toiletries to help facilitate this regulation. Pack all of your liquids accordingly, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to make them fit. Read the rest of this entry »

Things to Remember before Leaving for the Airport

July 13th, 2010

For many people, air travel is a very stressful thing. Families are always in a rush to load the car and make sure everyone remembered their toothbrush. Business travelers are more adapted to the world of air travel and leave for the airport like they leave to go to work. No matter what your flying style, there are certain necessities and things you must remember before leaving for the airport. Read the rest of this entry »

The Top 10 Airlines in the US

July 13th, 2010

In today’s economy, air travel is less extravagant than ever before. You might get a drink and a bag of peanuts, but that’s about all you can expect from most airlines today (unless you chose to pay more and sit first class). Still, people need to get to where they’re going, and fast. Here’s the breakdown of the top 10 airlines in the US based solely on who passengers choose the most.

  1. Delta Airlines: Offering skymile benefits and the most international flights out of the US, this Atlanta based airline rakes in the most passengers annually.
  2. Southwest Airlines: Due to its low costs and rapid rewards, Southwest now has more passengers than ever before.
  3. American Airlines: A personal favorite, American Airlines has long been the largest airline in the world but recently got beat by Delta and Southwest in terms of passengers.
  4. United Airlines: This American airline gets most of its passenger base from Chicago and Denver, mostly flying pacific routes.
  5. US Airways: Ever since they merged with American West, US Air has doubled their passenger base and continues to grow.
  6. Continental Airlines: A national favorite and star alliance member, Continental has Read the rest of this entry »

Getting to the Boston Logan Airport

July 13th, 2010

If you’ve ever flown before, you know the hassle associated with getting to and from the airport. Do you choose to leave your car in an airport lot and pay for parking? The thought of leaving your car unattended in the unpredictable weather is a bit unsettling. Maybe you ask a friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up? Though they say they don’t mind, it probably still feels like you’re inconveniencing them. Then there’s always the option of calling a cab and paying the fareputting the fate of your arrival in the hands of a stranger. Most people are unaware, but there is a great alternative available in most cities for getting to and from the airport. Read the rest of this entry »

Find Shuttle Services no matter where you go

July 13th, 2010

Wherever your airplane takes you, Air Porter services can provide the next step. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination with all of your luggage in tow, then waiting in line for a subpar taxi fully equipped with an obscene taxi driver. Most cities and major airports recognize your need for better transportation to and from the airport and fulfill these needs with respectable shuttle services. Read the rest of this entry »