Today, with lots of frequent flier programs and the benefits of elite status in various programs, the question for many travelers is whether it is worth focusing on one airline for frequent flier miles. There’s no right answer for everyone. Here are a few questions for wannabe frequent fliers to ask themselves.
Should change fees be capped? An airline seat is one of the most perishable commodities in the world. Once the flight takes off, it cannot be resold. Plus, these days a seat doesn’t just represent a fare-paying passenger, it represents an opportunity to sell up with baggage fees, extra legroom fees, inflight food and drink, etc.
People who travel internationally are generally among the savviest travelers. But they can still make passport mistakes — and some of the most common ones involve passports. Learn about 8 of the worst and most common passport mistakes.
Travelers who put both carry-ons overhead, instead of one under the seat, are the most common bin hogs, but equally if not more anyone to my mind are the folks who decide that their bags need to ride up front, even if they don’t. So while they might be sitting back in row 35, they stash the bag in the first available bin.
These days, a credit card guarantee is almost always mandatory, with cancellation required usually at least a day in advance to avoid a one-night charge. The only good news for consumers is that promising payment does mean the hotel should mean guaranteed late arrival, no matter how late — “should” being the operative word.