Arrive at the gate at least 1 hour before
departure, get your seat,
and avoid that center seat!!
get bumped first on over-sold flights..
that dreaded security wanding
by making sure you empty all pockets of metal objects, take off all
metal jewelry including watches, remove glasses with metal
rims. Put objects in the pocket of a coat, if you have one,
and put it on the conveyor. Empty pockets before you get to
the front of the line so you can hurry through. If you don't
set off the metal detector, you probably will not be wanded and
frisked unless you are selected for a random search.
to carry on
your luggage, to avoid loss. Or carry
one bag with overnight essentials! Under the new law, you may carry
on 1 bag plus a purse, briefcase or computer bag etc.
may "gate check" luggage that will hot fit in the overhead.
means you can carry it onto the airplane first. If it will not
fit, the Flight Attendant will check it for you.
reservations 7 to 30 days
(or more) in advance
and get cheaper tickets!!!
Flight Attendants are not required to help put bags in the overhead bins
due to possible "lifting injuries."
PRICES!! Airline ticket prices are extremely volatile, and good
deals can be found. www.travelocity.com,
can also be of
a "frequent flyer program,"
a "frequent guest
program," and a "frequent car rental program."
Lots of savings available.
under two are free and may be carried on your lap. However, if
a seat is available next to you, you may put the child in that
more legroom in most of their aircraft. Eventually, all
aircraft will be modified for more legroom. This is a major
plus, especially for "big" people, on long trips.
West, Florida has
many hotel and resorts which require a ten day to two week prior
notice in order to cancel reservations without a significant
is a rip-off and will cost you plenty of money if you get sick, have
an emergency or other problem and can't show up.
CHECK THE CANCELLATION POLICY OF YOUR HOTEL, RESORT, CRUISE, ETC!!!
Avoid hotels etc. that have a cancellation policy which requires
cancellation more that 3 days prior to your reservation!! Most
hotels in the United States have a same day prior to 6PM
Abroad? A few tips!!!
be in possession of drugs!!! Better not to drive in a foreign
country!!! Watch those prescriptions and keep a copy of the written
prescriptions with you. Also watch those muscle enhancing
supplements and keep them in the original containers. Don't
carry firearms, Don't carry pornography. Don't get drunk and
act up in public.
DON'T WANT TO GET ARRESTED ABROAD!!!
DC Speed Traps!!!!!
to Washington D.C. for a vacation or business? Watch their
automatic radar reporting system. As the police cruiser passes
you he reads your speed. If speeding, he automatically takes a
picture of your license plate and traces it to you. You
receive a ticket in the mail.