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Airport and Airline Hacks to Know



Your vacation should be fun and relaxing, but dealing with airlines and chaos at the airport can add unnecessary stress to the whole experience. To have a smooth journey from start to finish, there are some key airport hacks and airline hacks you can utilize to ensure comfort and peace of mind.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Tips To Determine How Much To Pack For Your Trip



What to pack for trips varies based on multiple factors. Items you pack for your summer vacation in July will differ for a winter getaway in December. Deciding how much to pack comes down to your destination, the length of your trip, weather, and excursions.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Do I Need a REAL ID to Fly?



You may be wondering what the REAL ID Act is, and how it changes the ID requirements for boarding domestic flights. But why do we have this new law? When does it go into effect? What does it mean? How will it affect you? We did the research for you, and have broken down what it means for travelers starting on October 1, 2020.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


10 Foods You Can and Can’t Bring into the US



If you’ve tasted delicious snacks and beverages abroad, you may wonder if you can bring those food items on a plane on your international flight back home. US Customs and Border Protection, a department of Homeland Security, has an ever-changing list of prohibited and restricted items. Consult the US Customs food list before purchasing snacks overseas, and follow the rules on your immigration card about declaring foods as you go through customs. Failing to declare foods may result in a hefty fine. Here's a list of foods you can and can’t bring into the US:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines, International Travel


10 Ways to Travel In Comfort During Long Flights



There are more and more long-haul flight paths these days as airlines expand their coverage areas. On the plus side, this means travelers can get to their destinations quicker and with less hassle, but sitting on a plane for an extended period of time can definitely be a challenge. There are ways to travel in comfort during long flights that will allow you to enjoy the journey to your final destination. Follow these 10 tips below to deplane relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacation:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Solo Travel, Airlines


10 Items You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage





When packing your luggage for vacation, you’ll want to include appropriate attire and items that will make your travels comfortable. Packing the wrong things in your checked bag has the potential to turn a relaxing trip into a stressful experience. Once your suitcases are checked at the airport, you have minimal control over situations where it may get lost, broken, or roughed up by baggage handlers. However, you can prepare for these scenarios by making sure you never pack these 10 items into your checked luggage:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Airlines


New Airline Procedures That Could Affect Your 2019 Travel




Trends within the travel industry tend to impact long-established procedures. This can take shape in the form of stricter state and federal regulations, changes to security, and shifts in the way airlines manage their boarding process. As a traveler, you may be used to the way things work today but be prepared for these new procedures that could affect your 2019 travel:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Airlines