Most of us know the drill. You plane lands and takes however long to get to your gate. You go to baggage claim (maybe with a stop at customs, if you’re coming in from a different country) and then you wait. And wait. And…wait.
Or it’s 18 minutes past takeoff and the final cart of luggage has finally arrived to be loaded onto the plane.
It takes SO flippin’ long for your luggage to go from the terminal to the plane (or vice versa). I realize there are probably a bajillion reasons why there’s almost always a delay – weather, tarmac traffic, etc. But British Airways is taking the lead in trying to fix that problem with a new system that will hopefully get your stuff to where it’s supposed to be faster and more efficiently. It should also get your luggage to your plane faster too, to help with on-time takeoffs.
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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.
Continue reading “How To Avoid Baggage Fees, See If You’re Ready For A Nudist Resort, How We Could Get Significant Flight Discounts, & More!”
Happy Sunday 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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Going on an international trip is very exciting but it can also be very expensive. Using a credit card to pay for purchases when traveling internationally is often the best way to get a good exchange rate and the rate your bank gets will be better than the one you’ll get on your own if you exchange cash. Using a card also means that you don’t have to carry around a bunch of cash with you. However, many cards will add on a “foreign transaction fee” to any transactions made with anything except your home currency. Here’s an easy way to keep from paying that extra 2-3 percent on all of your purchases while away.
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The environmental impact of aviation has become more and more under the spotlight in recent years. To help sustain the environment, virtually all airlines take part in some form of recycling, albeit some better than others. They’ve also figured out all kinds of crazy ways to lighten their load so they use up less energy in flight. Frontier has even gone a step further and advertised how green it is.
It looks like British Airways is taking the lead though – they’ve just submitted plans to build a plant which will turn everyday trash into jet fuel that will eventually power its planes.
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