Need To Eat At The Airport But Can’t Get Food Because Of Reasons? There’s An App For That!

These situations happen practically every day:

  • You’re traveling from Airport A, with just a 1-hour layover at Airport B before you continue on to Airport C, and the line + wait for your restaurant of choice is too long.
  • You travel from Airport A and land at Airport B fifteen minutes after the very last restaurant in the airport closes.
  • You’re traveling from Airport A and your plane is going to leave out of Terminal B, but your favorite airport restaurant is at Terminal D and you don’t have the time or the airline ticket to get you past security to get to that terminal (this has happened to us when we want to eat at Cask & Larder at MCO).

So what do you do? Stay hungry? Grab a candy bar or a 2-day old salad at the kiosk next to the Hudson news? Buy a snack box on the plane?

What if I told you there was an app you can use so you could order food from the airport, and it’d be delivered right to your gate? Because there is!

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International Travel Without A Passport – It’s Starting

Technology has become huge in travel. You’ve got the ability to make reservations on your phone, have your boarding pass on your phone, programs such as CLEAR allow you to bypass the TSA lines and Global Entry lets you skip the regular line when returning to the U.S.

And now comes the next step – a pilot program will allow the citizens of two countries to enjoy international travel without having their passports.

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Comparing The iPad Pro Versus MacBook Air For Working On The Road

Toward the end of 2018, it became evident that the technology I used while traveling was woefully inadequate. I had a first-generation iPad Mini to watch movies or TV shows on the plane and an 11-inch MacBook Air from 2011 to write on for our blog while on a plane or in a hotel room.

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I replaced the battery in the MacBook to try and preserve its life and did a full format and reinstall of macOS High Sierra to remove anything that was slowing it down. Still, I could only have a few tabs open on Safari or no more than a few programs open before it started to get sluggish.

As for the iPad Mini, it had reached that point where the newest iOS will no longer update. That also meant I could no longer update any apps, except those that still made versions that worked on such an ancient device. I got a constant lag when streaming video, even with a strong WiFi connection.

It was time to upgrade.

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Caution Using WiFi in Airbnbs, Don’t Be THAT GUY On The Plane, Airline’s Social Media Mistake, & More

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Bring Your Sirius XM Subscription Into Your Rental Car

We’ve had Sirius and/or XM Radio subscriptions in our cars for over a decade. Needless to say, when we’re renting a car for a road trip, we want to bring our radio stations with us. That usually meant searching through all the cars in the rental lot to find one with functional Satellite Radio. This was one of the only things I liked about being able to pick my own car.

If you wanted to pay Alamo for SiriusXM, you’d pay $5.99 per day, $24.99 per week, or $49.98 maximum for 30 days.

Turns out, this is now a non-issue.

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