Why do amateur holiday travelers make airports crazy?

Why do amateur holiday travelers make airports crazy?

5 airport danger points where infrequent fliers slow things down.  There’s a scene in the movie “Up in the Air” that made most regular travelers either laugh or shake their heads in rueful agreement — George Clooney is telling his assistant about...
How to make airline connections during holiday travel

How to make airline connections during holiday travel

Special tips when taking connecting flights over the holidays Almost no one prefers to take a connection over a nonstop, but sometimes scheduling, or airfares, make connecting flights the best option. Three of the largest airlines are considered “network...
Longest-flight-first rule stops most connection problems

Longest-flight-first rule stops most connection problems

The longest-flight-first rule can save hassles when forced to fly on connecting flights. Nobody likes connecting flights — well, almost nobody. Admittedly, I’ve known a few people who like a chance to stretch their legs, or take a smoking break, and sometimes...
5 forbidden words when using a travel agent

5 forbidden words when using a travel agent

Travel agent etiquette travelers should follow. Be specific. Travelers who book all their own travel can skip this post. But, any traveler who uses a travel agent, especially the first time they use a travel agent, should read on. Leaving these 5 forbidden words out...
4 ways to make airplane boarding announcements more useful

4 ways to make airplane boarding announcements more useful

Can some simple boarding announcements make air travel better? Airlines are boarding flights earlier and earlier these days. With the possible exception of Southwest, which has quick turnarounds down to a science, most US carriers now seem to be boarding domestic at...