Category: Flight

Airports You Can Actually Enjoy.

If you’re like me and you hate dealing with the airport, you’ll be happy to know that some airports around the world have added some amenities that make your time there more pleasant. When I was recently at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, I stayed in a nice hotel that was inside of the International Airport terminal. They had rooms outside of security, where I stayed, but they also had rooms inside of the secure area, so that even travelers only in Tokyo for a long layover could find a place to lay their heads for the night. I’ll go into that more in a bit, but I was inspired by my experience to do a little research on airports around the world that offer up some great amenities to travelers. If you’re planning a trip that involves any of these airports, make sure to check out these awesome bonuses and your travels will be just a little more relaxing.

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Take a Spontaneous Trip with Last Minute Travel Deals!

Sometimes it’s nice to just be spontaneous with your travel. If you’re looking for a last minute deal on a little getaway, there are a dizzying array of sites and services out there looking for help you out with that. The thing is, many different travel-related companies such as airlines and hotels are looking to fill their open spots at the last minute and they are usually willing to give you a deal in order to fill up those spots. From their perspective, giving you a discount will still make them more of a profit then leaving those seats or rooms empty, so it’s a win-win scenario.

Anyway, if you’re interested in a last minute, spontaneous trip, here are some resources for you to find a deal:

Avoiding fees on ultra-budget airlines

As somebody who is constantly on the lookout for ways to make travel an affordable reality in my life, I’ve naturally taken an interest in ultra-budget airlines such as Spirit and Frontier. For a while I actually shied away from them entirely, opting to fly with Southwest Airlines for nearly all of my domestic travel (I do love Southwest Airlines). However, airlines such as Spirit and Frontier do have some of the most affordable rates around, so they are worth taking a look at.

Making a Layover Suck Less

Let’s face it: layovers suck. Who wants to spend hours upon hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair in an airport terminal, listening to announcements over the loud speaker, babies crying, and people coughing? Certainly not me. As a traveler, however, layovers are a fact of life. I’m a big fan of flying nonstop whenever possible. Sometimes, however, there are times when a layover is inevitable due to available routes, or direct flights being more expensive.

The rise of the International Budget Carriers

There has been something wonderful happening with the airline industry lately. Budget carriers are starting to take us to more and more fabulous international destinations! It wasn’t too long ago when the prospect of an international flight was an expensive one, indeed. However, I’ve noticed a trend lately where budget carriers are adding some pretty great destinations to their itineraries. Hooray! If you’ve been wanting to get out there and explore the world a little more, now just might be the time.

Oh, No! There’s a Baby on the Plane!

We’ve all been there…that moment when we settle in for a flight and then we see them…a parent coming down the aisle…with a baby. We’ve all felt that moment of dread where we close our eyes and say a silent prayer of, “please don’t sit next to me…please don’t sit next to me”. Trust me, I’ve been there plenty of times. However, as I’ve gotten older and more of my friends have started having children, my perspective has changed on the topic.

Airline Review: Qantas

When I visited Australia, I chose the Australian airline Qantas to take me there. The decision was based mostly on the fact that the price of the flight was the best I found at the time of my search, I had read decent reviews on the airline, and the schedule of the flights matched my needs. I’m not really loyal to any one airline and will typically choose the airline that will offer me the best deal, but I will say that I did enjoy my experience flying with Qantas, at least as much as one enjoys absurdly long red-eye flights in economy class, anyway.