Do your parents or friends live too far away to visit by car? Does flying there on a semi-regular basis force you to pay exorbitant airline prices? Well, don't disown them just yet. Because I just found a service that’ll save you money on the flights you take most often.
Remember when airline ticket prices didn’t have added fees for baggage, food, drinks, pillows, blankets or anything else that made air travel not entirely suck? Remember when those niceties were just built into the price of your ticket? Yeah? Well then, you’re old.
For traveling the world, there’s simply no substitute for well-made, high-quality luggage. Sure, you can get by with cheaper bags — and I’m including many “designer” brands here — but as I recently learned, you’ll inevitably pay for badly constructed luggage in other, potentially far more expensive ways.
As a frequent flyer, I’d “listened” to United’s in-flight video about a billion times. In its latest incarnation, the airline boasts about their new flagship Boeing 787 ad nauseum, so I was more than a little curious when I unintentionally ended up on one recently. But is the “Dreamliner” all it’s cracked up to be?
Being from New York, I’m naturally paranoid (it’s in the water, I think). So when I travel — whether it’s internationally or just to the living room — I take great pains to protect my valuables. And my money, too. Because nothing takes the fun out of a vacation like spending primo “tanning time” inside a U.S. Embassy trying to get a new passport.
As an experienced leisure and business traveler, I’m constantly amazed at the way commercial airlines have regressed over the years. This once-glamorous industry has shot itself in the foot time and time again. Well, without being asked, I’ve come up with a solution to the industry’s biggest, unaddressed problem: Luggage.
I’ve been shopping online since the early days of the Web. And I’ve gotten pretty good at online shopping. Sure, I’m no better at choosing the best products than before, but once I settle on something, I can now usually find the best price that’s available at the time using this shopping trick.