Osprey’s Talon 22 Pack Backpacks are popular solutions to the Spirit baggage limit since they’re virtually guaranteed to fit under the seat in front of you. Try an option that comes in both women’s and men’s versions so you can pack a lot and still comfortably carry it through the airport thanks to specialized harness and hip-belt supports. Osprey’s Talon 22 Pack is 18 x 11 x 11 inches of super organized packing power with lightweight construction so you can carry more. Its depth is slightly over the Spirit baggage limit—but it’ll fit under the seat in front of you just fine. … [Read more...] about 10 Best Personal Items for Spirit Airlines’ Baggage Limit
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If you plan to fly with your favorite board to catch gnarly surf, get ready for a wild ride — financially, that is. Many airlines charge $100 or more each way to take surfboards as checked baggage. A few charge nothing. So check it out before you check it in. … [Read more...] about More for Your Money: Flying with a surfboard
Hotels, Rental Cars, and Cruises If you prepay for a nonrefundable hotel room or rental car—through an online travel site like Expedia or Booking.com, for example—each supplier decides whether to allow you to change dates without forfeiting your prepayment. If you call the online agency, customer service agents may try to negotiate something for you, but with no promises. If a delayed flight causes you to miss a cruise departure, your options depend primarily on how you booked your flights. If you have booked through the cruise line’s program, the line will try to get you to the ship’s first port at no extra expense to you. But if you’ve arranged your air independently, you can’t look for any no-cost help from your cruise line. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
It can take a few months to earn points and then another month for them to be credited to your account. Additionally, some airlines and hotels have a limited number of rooms and seats that can be redeemed for points. So, if you don’t book far enough in advance, you’ll miss out and be left with points you can’t use, said Johnson. … [Read more...] about How to see the world without spending a bundle
The Sea of Cortez shimmered just ahead. Waves pounded massive rock outcroppings. I waded into the blue water. A pack of boys scurried past, hunting octopuses in the abundant tide pools. … [Read more...] about Heading south in Steinbeck’s footsteps, with a Prius and a plan