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...
5 ways to avoid flight delays

5 ways to avoid flight delays

Five rules can help travelers avoid airline flight delays and change fees Today, one of the most difficult situations to deal with is trying to avoid flight delays. For most flights, passengers are at the mercy of the airlines. Except for international flights...
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...
7 shipboard mistakes that could sink your cruise

7 shipboard mistakes that could sink your cruise

Use your commonsense — It will pay off in helping you have a great cruise  Cruise vacations can be a wonderful way to have a relaxing vacation and visit destinations to which you might not travel any other way. There are some mistakes that you might not think are...