I Pimped Our Flight. What’s It Like When You Buy “The Works” Upgrade Package

When I search for flights from Orlando, one airline often shows at the top of the list as the cheapest option, Frontier. While the price shown in the search is the actual fare, it wouldn’t be the price we’d pay to fly with them, as we’d eventually have to pay for a checked bag, carry-on bag or a seat assignment.

If you’re going really cheap, you can fly with only a small personal item like Sharon did when she surprised me on my business trip. However, this trip wasn’t going to be a short hop. We were going to Texas for four days to visit a water park. On top of our usual clothes, we’d be bringing beach towels, swimsuits, pool shoes, suntan lotion, and a cooler (for snacks in the park and in case we wanted to bring home any food).

When booking my ticket, I had the option of adding on the various options. With Frontier, you’ll get the lowest price if you pay for the extras when booking the ticket.

It wasn’t going to be cheap.

Continue reading “I Pimped Our Flight. What’s It Like When You Buy “The Works” Upgrade Package”

How You Can Earn Double SkyMiles (Or More) On Your Delta Flight By Checking A Bag

I was recently spending time with a friend who just flew home on Delta from a two-week business trip. He flew from LAX-ATL-MCO and while his flight was delayed over an hour due to a mechanical issue, the biggest grump he had was that it took over 45 minutes for his luggage to arrive after landing.

Now I grew up flying out of Newark Airport so long waits for luggage are nothing new for me. In fact, I was always amazed at how fast my baggage showed up when flying to Orlando compared to what I was accustomed to at home.

Times have changed and Orlando Airport is no longer a small airport in Central Florida. It’s the biggest airport in the state and is going through some growing pains.

While most departing passengers notice the long lines at the TSA checkpoints, Orlando residents know that it’s been taking longer and longer for checked bags to show up at the carousels.

Continue reading “How You Can Earn Double SkyMiles (Or More) On Your Delta Flight By Checking A Bag”

Dear TSA Agents: Wait, I Can EXPLAIN!!!

The TSA admittedly doesn’t have the best reputation in the world. People complain of long delays, being yelled at, “TSA approved” locks being broken on checked luggage, contents in checked luggage being messed up or gone missing, and even being “felt up” when frisked.

X ItsNotGayIfItsTSAMikePleaseDontWearTheShirt

We even posted an article about where to complain if you have a problem with the TSA (or any major airline, for that matter).

Sometimes though, you have to take chance and make sure the TSA knows how important the contents of your luggage are, even if said contents may appear to be a little…extreme? Such was the recent case of a Florida playwright named Michael Presley Bobbit.

Continue reading “Dear TSA Agents: Wait, I Can EXPLAIN!!!”

The JetBlue Plus Card Saved Us $120 On A Single Trip

We’re returning from a trip to New York where we flew with JetBlue, one of our favorite domestic airlines. They have a number of non stop flights from Orlando, and all their flights have seat back entertainment as well as free WiFi that works reasonably well. That ticks off many of the boxes for what we want when we travel. One of the negatives about JetBlue is that they joined with the other airlines (except Southwest) in raising checked baggage fees in the fall of 2018. So now the fee for your first checked bag is $30.  That is unless you have the JetBlue Plus credit card

Continue reading “The JetBlue Plus Card Saved Us $120 On A Single Trip”

Darth Vader On A Plane, When Your Points Are Stolen, More Bad News On The Marriott Hack & More…

Happy Sunday (and happy New Year!) 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 “Darth Vader On A Plane, When Your Points Are Stolen, More Bad News On The Marriott Hack & More…”