All the flying Diane and I have done since the early 90s, and there hasn't been that much of it, was uneventful. But a recent flight from Cincinnati to New Orleans was delayed long enough to cause us to miss our connection in Atlanta, and the return trip was delayed in Dallas, causing our flight to arrive an hour late in Cincinnati. Previously, a trip with our two teenagers ended with none of our bags arriving at our destination on the way home.
In short, air travel is increasingly a crap shoot; you never know what is going to happen. Here are some tips to help lessen the trauma. Go here to read the complete article.
Check in at home
A frequent flier's best friend
Never check bags!
Airplanes are flying buses; take responsibility for your comfort
Yes, it's a race; Walk fast
Jump to the front
Hands off the call button
Ever seen how bags get handled? Take a photo of you bag(s)
Someone gets stuck with the middle seat. Always reserve a specific seat when you book a flight
Airport security for beginners: Think about what you must do to pass security
Got a big carry-on? Be at the front of the line for your boarding group
If we learned one thing from JetBlue's recent meltdown... assume you're going to spend at least the next three hours in your seat
Airports charge a fortune for parking. Twenty bucks a day is $140 a week
Call someone who cares: "cell phone parking lots" are wonderful creations