Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Extra time before a cruise is the best insurance

Cruise travel insurance can be a lifesaver, or at least a trip-saver, but extra time before a cruise is the best insurance.  Beyond insurance, travelers can help themselves by not cutting things too close for arrival before a cruise or a tour departs. Extra time...
7 solid reasons why you might not want an exit-row seat

7 solid reasons why you might not want an exit-row seat

Seven times able-bodied passengers might not want an exit-row seat  For many economy-class travelers, an exit-row seat is the holy grail of seating. And generally, everyone wants to sit in one. As a travel agent, I’ve had several families with young children or...
How to take the mystery out of airline attempted upgrades

How to take the mystery out of airline attempted upgrades

Obscure rules add mystery to attempted upgrades Today, airline travel is increasingly less pleasant in economy class. Upgrades are looking more and more appealing to travelers. However, understanding how the deck is stacked will help with any attempted upgrades. The...
Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

No one really knows when it’s absolutely safe to travel. It is your decision One issue that has faced travel agents since before the days of the Internet is that travel agents sell something they don’t actually deliver. Airlines, hotels, cruise lines, tour...
How to master airline connections when changing terminals

How to master airline connections when changing terminals

Changing terminals can add difficulty to airline connections Travelers can experience real hassles with problems of changing terminals for connecting flights. Connecting from flights that arrive in one terminal with another that departs in a different terminal can be...