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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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
“It’s mind-blowing how expensive it is to travel with surfboards,” said Hawaiian pro surfer Fred Patacchia Jr. “I just recently went to Europe on American Airlines and was charged $150 per board, traveling with nine boards. You do the math. The surfboard charge was more than my ticket cost.” … [Read more...] about More for Your Money: Flying with a surfboard
Since that event, I am one of those guys on the plane that behaves apparently unremarkable on the outside, but is quietly dying on the inside. I uneasily move around in my tight seat every time the planes makes a turn (as if I want to counteract the plane’s movement); I don’t have any appetite during the flight despite being served quite often delicious food in Business or First Class; I think of the most unlikely, worst case scenarios when the captain turns on the fasten seatbelt sign; and I make a prayer before takeoff even if I consider myself to be non-religious. What makes it difficult to cope with my fear of flying, is that my anxiety is very unpredictable, sometimes it’s there and sometimes it isn’t. Over the years, I noticed though that it mostly happens on overwater flights when the plane is cruising hours away from the nearest diversion airport and the civilized world. Apparently, my fear of flying is more related to being at an uncomfortable distance … [Read more...] about Tips to overcome your fear of flying
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?