As travelers, we are constantly looking for ways to save money on travel so that we can afford to do more of it. We explore new apps and websites to find the best deals on lodging, we do our research to find the most economic tours and excursions, and of course we always have our eye out for bargain airfare.’
In recent years, a strategy for finding low cost airfare has emerged that has created a lot of controversy in the travel industry. This strategy, which is known as Hidden City Ticketing, isn’t illegal and it isn’t a scam, but it does come with some risks. So much so that it has avid travelers debating whether or not the significant cost savings it can give you are worth it.
Chances are, you have heard the story by now. A young woman flying home on Spirit Airlines was allegedly told by an airline employee to either set her emotional support hamster free or flush it down the toilet after being told that the animal couldn’t accompany her on a flight. The news hit social media and almost instantly went viral.
Over the years, I have come to understand that enjoying long flights and learning to cope with long flights are two completely different things. We can learn to make long flights more tolerable without actually enjoying them. That’s where this article comes in. I am going to fill you in on some of the most important tips and tricks we have learned over the years for surviving those really long and painful flights. If you follow these tips, you can make your next long flight much less unpleasant.
We have all been there before. Your flight has been delayed, or even cancelled, and you are stuck in a lousy airport for hours-upon-hours. It’s a horrible experience. On the flip side, we all have airports that we genuinely enjoy. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we would like to use our free time to hang around at them, but these airports go above-and-beyond to make the experience for travelers less stressful.
If you were following along with your own trip in mind, you should have a compiled list of all of the things your group would like to see, ranked in order of what your group would like to see the most, and a map with all of these places laid out on it. If you haven’t done that yet, I suggest you go back and do that before reading this article any further. It will be awfully difficult to start planning the “how”, or the logistics, of your trip if you don’t yet know what you want to see and where those things are.