Camelbak Pivot Tote Bag Waterproof-material bags also happen to be perfect for the plane, where you’re throwing your trusty personal item bag onto the filthy ground. Camelbak’s Pivot Tote Bag is made of a water-resistant fabric that’s made from 25 recycled plastic water bottles. It turns into a backpack thanks to hidden seatbelt-style woven straps, and has four zippered compartments plus a padded electronics sleeve that can fit up to a 15-inch laptop and an additional documents sleeve. It also comes with Camelbak’s lifetime guarantee, so you’ll never have to buy another back-pack-converting tote bag. … [Read more...] about 10 Best Personal Items for Spirit Airlines’ Baggage Limit
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1. PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BHUTAN Paro is Bhutan’s sole international airport. The tiny airport is nestled in a deep valley and surrounded by sharp peaks of up to 5,500 m (18,000 ft) tall. Strong winds whip through the valley, often resulting in severe turbulence. Considered the most dangerous airport in the world, lights are only allowed during the daytime and under visual meteorological conditions in which pilots make their judgements by eye rather than relying on aircraft instruments. The dramatic approach to the runway is completely out of site for the pilots until the last minute as they maneuver between mountains at a 45-degree angle before dropping quickly onto the runway. Only a limited number of pilots are authorized to land at Paro. Below you can watch my Youtube clip featuring a full landing sequence at Paro. … [Read more...] about Top 10 most dangerous airports in the world
Fare type requirements: Most lines do guarantee a replacement seat without any fare difference, but not always. It’s not unheard of for an airline to require that replacement seats must be available in the same “inventory,” meaning that if your original fare was in one of the lowest fare categories, you have to find a replacement seat in the same low-fare category—which could be impossible over a busy holiday period—even if higher-fare seats are available. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
Surfboards can get big, to be sure. Longboards, which may run 9 feet or more, won’t fly with many carriers. But popular shortboards, commonly around 6 feet long, fall within the usual size limits for checked sports equipment. Although wider, they’re about the same length as alpine skis, which many airlines fly for free. Go figure. … [Read more...] about More for Your Money: Flying with a surfboard
More from SmarterTravel: Airline Obesity Policies: Will You Be Forced to Buy an Extra Seat? Flight-Cancellation Rights: The Ultimate Guide 11 Budget Travel Lies You Should Stop Believing Right Now Michele Sponagle is a prolific lifestyle journalist who has visited more than 70 countries. Her work has appeared in major media outlets, such as Good Housekeeping, ELLE, Washington Post, iExplore.com, Paste Magazine, SheKnows.com, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and others. Follow her on [email protected]_Sponagleand [email protected] … [Read more...] about 9 Tips for Savvy Plus-Size Travelers