Happy Sunday, friends and for those who are celebrating, Happy Mother’s Day! Sharon and I have come across a lot of interesting travel-related articles this week – here are some of our favorites.
With how everyone and everything is jam packed into planes nowadays, it’s almost a given that sometimes you’re going to be told your carry-on bad is too big, won’t fit, there’s no room for it, etc. Heaven knows it has happened to me…
Click here to read about when the gate agent said my bag was too big and I fought her on it (and won!).
Click here for the story of when they told me there was no room for my carry-on bag, so I checked it and they wound up breaking something in the bag.
And then you’ve got the airlines who charge you for nearly every bag you want to bring, regardless if it’s checked or a carry-on. When you get into a situation like that, if you ask me, this woman has it ALL figured out…
Many people could be considered “the worst passenger ever.” We even covered a bunch of them (maybe not all “the worst” but definitely annoying!) in this post ;). But when the editor of an award-winning TV show decides to live Tweet about the plane passenger from hell, you know you’re in for a treat. Here’s what happened…
It’s the weekend, y’all! HOORAY! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:
This week Joe wrote about:
- Our annual travel tradition.
- The IHG Rewards Plus offer that was going away at any moment (it might be done now, but check and see…let us know? Thanks!).
- Discover’s quarterly bonus categories.
- An offer from Citi to save $50 on a hotel stay of 2 nights or more.
- Two different styles of travel planning.
And Sharon wrote about:
- Her and Joe’s visit to the newly-opened Voodoo Doughnuts at Universal Orlando’s Citywalk.
- How to find out what you can and cannot bring with you onto a plane.
- Why walking tours are a great way to see a city.
- A reminder that we now have a Facebook group – we’d love if you’d join us!
- The opening of Central Florida’s first inflatable water park.
- The cool things Delta Airlines is giving away.
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It should come to no surprise to anyone that airports & airplanes are filthy. There are thousands upon on thousands of people crammed into a building or traveling through the air in metal tubes every day and their hands and fingers have been in lots of icky (and sometimes downright nasty) places and who knows when was the last time any of them have washed their hands or even if they did a good job of it.
You’d think that bathrooms would be the dirtiest places but nope, that’s not even close…
Here’s a familiar scenario for some people (not all, but definitely some): you’re in your seat on the plane and every time a young child goes by, you cross your fingers and maybe say a little prayer. “Not in front of me, not next to me, not behind me, not near me, please, please, please.” And sometimes you luck out, but sometimes not so much. And you wind up with a little one next to you who cries for the entire flight. Or there’s one behind you who kicks your seat incessantly. Maybe there’s one directly across the aisle and is in a screaming match with her little brother the whole trip. Or it could be the one who’s in front of you and stands on his seat so he can smear his boogers on the top of his seat back, right where you can see them.
Of course, sometimes you get a well behaved angel sitting near you, who’s quiet, does what his/her caregivers say, and at the end of the flight, I hope you praise the child and caregivers for how well behaved (s)he is. I know I do. But back to the times when there’s a very disruptive little one sitting near you…
If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’re well aware of the safety sphiel the flight attendants give to help ensure everyone’s safety in the event of an unplanned landing. Sometimes when a plane has to land unexpectedly, though, it’s not for a safety-related emergency but for, shall we say, other reasons. Like these…