The Golden Airport Rule: Treating Airline Employees With Kindness

Remember mom telling you that “you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?” The good news is, that advice also works helping move you through airports with ease.

Let’s face it, for some people there is no place quite as frightening as an airport: it’s large, often confusing, and packed with people all, seemingly, trying to go in different directions. Add the intimidation factor that checking luggage and passing airport security, and you have the true recipe for anxiety.

However, airlines hire people who are both friendly and knowledgeable, people willing to go Read the rest of this entry »

Arrive Early: Taking Your Time Before Taking Off

One of the biggest mistakes a family can make is arriving at the airport with only minutes to spare. The TSA recommends travelers arrive at least one hour early to airports, and anyone with young children knows that everyday tasks take twice as long when kids are involved. Likewise, there is always a chance that problems can occur at or on the way to the airport. If at all possible, plan to arrive two hours before a flight is to take off for the smoothest airport experience.

Why arrive so early for a flight? The answer is simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Turbulent Combo: Why Alcohol And Flying Don’t Mix

You know the scenario: A flight attendant passes by, asking for drink orders. You eye the list of alcoholic choices on the drink list, wondering if it is worth it to pay five dollars to soothe your nerves. Or maybe you can’t wait for the flight and you stop by an airplane lounge for a drink to calm you before the flight begins. On your next flight, think before you drink. Alcohol and airplanes are a bad Read the rest of this entry »

Airport Rage: How To Deal With Angry Fellow Fliers

Flying on a commercial airplane can be a very frustrating and exhausting process. Due to delays, confusion, and lack of comfort, it is easy for a traveler to become frustrated and lose their temper. These passengers can be very difficult for both the staff, and other passengers to deal with. While flying, there are several tips to follow to deal with passengers that become angry.

One tip would be to not fuel their anger. Many times a passenger will become even more Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing For Airport Visits Before Leaving Home

There is no doubt about it: since 9/11 airports have tightened security, and they take that security seriously. There are a number of things you can do ahead of time to make your trip go smoothly.

One thing that you can do is to get your boarding passes before you leave for the airport. Go to the airline’s website. If you have already purchased your tickets, look on your printout for your confirmation number. There will be a page on the website where you can download your boarding passes beginning 24 hours before your Read the rest of this entry »

The Youngest Travelers: Airport Safety For Babies and Toddlers

Flying the friendly skies with babies and toddlers does not have to be a chore. Indeed, Dallas Texas ADT, flying with young children is much safer than driving to your destination, especially when you keep a few safety measures in mind.

Airlines allow you to fly with a child under the age of two as a lap child. This is the least expensive method of flying, but it is not the safest for wiggly toddlers. A better choice is to purchase a seat for each child, which is then outfitted with a travel chair or harness. Infants can take advantage of airplane seats that are attached to the back of the seat in front and rests in the parent’s lap. These seats keep babies firmly in their place even if the plane experiences turbulence.

Safety measures for children do not begin and end with flights. Parents must be vigilant about keeping children safe within the airport before their even board their planes. Always keep track of children’s whereabouts. Use a stroller and keep the baby strapped tightly while checking in. At security checkpoints, hold the child or make sure he or she stays in front of the parents at all times. Airports may also be the perfect place to employ the dreaded child leash, which can mean the difference between a simple trip and a lost child. Look for those that double as backpacks or stuffed animals so the child does not balk at the idea of wearing one.

There is no reason to start or end any trip with a lost child. Follow these safety rules makes flying with children a breeze.