The space in overhead compartments causes more commotion than Oprah trying to get through a crowded 757 aisle to some twice-baked potatoes.
Nowadays, airports are destinations in and of themselves. So, ignore the TSAs suggestion of arriving at the airport 90 minutes pre-flight. Arrive much earlier so you can enjoy all the amenities your airport has to offer. Added benefits of arriving this early are less stress and no rushing – two great ways to start any trip!
by Margery Wilson As we reported a few days ago, Spirit Airlines recently said it planned to charge up to $45 for carry-on bags that don’t fit under seats. On April 18 Senator Charles Schumer said that he had commitments from American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Airways not to follow Spirit’s lead. “We [...]
Delta Airlines’ Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport will now have three shuttle destinations being operated to Boston, Washington National and now Chicago O’Hare. The New York-Chicago flights will offer the convenience that the air shuttle has always been known for since the concept was engineered by the Eastern Airlines’ Air Shuttle in 1961. Passengers [...]
Your favorite beauty and grooming products are good-to-go! Have you been pulled over by the TSA and “reminded” about the size limitations of liquids in your carry-on? Yes, there are things you can do, like switch to non-liquid alternatives like those suggested by Doug Dyment, the guru of “packing light”, but if you are determined [...]
PODCAST: The airline industry provides more drama than Y&R and Bold and the Beautiful (TV soap operas) combined! Did you hear about the United Airlines passenger with a first class ticket that was denied boarding because of his track suit attire? The Sky Steward discusses this and much more on this edition of Jetiquette with his co-host [...]
How much do airlines charge for checked baggage? Bookmark this chart for future reference or to pass on to friends. Airline checked baggage fees are causing even those with nerves of steel to lose their composure. Sky Steward fliers now have a simple reference tool to make travel planning a little easier. There are also direct links [...]
Dear Sky Steward, I am surprised that I am writing you from my hotel room and not a jail because I am so angry about my flight today. I boarded my flight and stowed my bag in the overhead compartment and then, to be considerate to other customers, placed my personal item under the seat [...]