By Mary Thompson –
Aeroplane Essentials and Tips
Some package deals may look cheap, but the hidden fees do add up
When deciding to go on a trip that involves planes and airports careful financial planning can end up costing so much more than meets the eye. The very act of choosing what airline to go with can seem like daunting task.
Most people tend to turn to popular websites specializing in reduced cheap airfare such as Travelocity and Price Line. After entering the dates and destination it’s natural that most individuals would gravitate to the cheapest deal. However, before deciding to grab that deal with seems to be reasonably priced stop and think.
Why’s it so cheap? Could there possibly be a catch?
For the most part, there is and it’s hardly hidden. In fact, all that’s needed is to take a few minutes to go through the airline’s webpage. For instance, it’s standard for most airlines to allow passengers to take along a personal item and carryon completely free of charge. While a checked bag tends to come with a fee.
Nevertheless, the same can’t be said for cheaper airlines. The personal items such as a purse, laptop or small bag can be taken on without any fees, but when it comes to a carryon, it comes as a shock that has a fee. Suddenly, that quoted deal on the website resembles nothing but a cheap ploy.
Online check in’s, they’re worth it!
Most airlines will offer discounts to passengers who choose to check in online as well as pay for bags and receive seat assignments. These are available 24 hours before the flight. For travellers with children, it’s best to reserve seats at the time of the booking.
That dry cabin air will get anyone down
When the pilot and flight attendants wish the passengers a good flight, wouldn’t it be nice with they could warn them about the discomforts of a pressurized cabin? The harsh effects of this confined setting tend to be felt in one’s lips and face. Isn’t it great to know that there are in fact easy ways to combat these hazards?
Lip balm such as Blistex usually gets the job done or face cream and lip gloss from Nivea are popular choices as well. For passengers really in a bind to find the right remedy something a couple of dabs of Vaseline on lips and Ponds face cream is all that’s needed to get the job done.
Sleeping on a plane? Yes it’s possible
Now when those aspects of getting through a long flight are sorted then comes relaxation and hopefully the chance to sneak in a nap or two. This is especially essential for those double-digit hour flights. Once again this is another task easily accomplished through simple remedies such as purchasing an eye mask from Target.
Once the mask is on thus creating a sense of darkness, melatonin or any other form of sleep medication will probably be permissible. After all getting some sleep in a cramped unfamiliar place certainly can’t be easy. Of course, when taking any type of medication a doctor should be consulted.
Snacks and drinks?
Anyone who’s been to an airport is well aware of the fact that food or beverages sold in them are incredibly overpriced. To remedy this situation some may suggest bringing something from home. However, given the guidelines of airport security, that is simply out of the question. It’s been common knowledge that brings large amounts of liquids are completely out of the question. Since things seem to be changing on a daily basis perhaps it will be smart to steer clear of any outside food passed the checkpoints at all.
For those individuals who simply must have something to eat. It would be a good idea to be prepared to spend at least $15-20 per person. That may seem a bit high, but given the options and environment, it’s better to be realistic.
There’s no getting around the fact that air travel will cost a pretty penny
Hopefully, these tips will at least prevent passengers from feeling robbed at the end of their trip. After all, every little bit helps, and when the total charges can add up to the thousands any discount is sure to help.