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According to a new British Airways video (see it below), relieving the stress of a long flight is simple: Wrap yourself in the Happiness Blanket – and sleep. Sleep Makes Passengers Happy This British Airways experiment involved a wired-up blanket (Happiness Blanket) embedded with changing colored-lights activated by sensors connected to head bands. When people … Read 5 Ways to Endure a Long FlightPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
If you plan to fly United and take along a carry-on bag, better give it a good hard look before you start packing. Size Limits Now Enforced As FareCompare reported last week, United is cracking down on over-sized bags. These are the airline’s current, allowable dimensions: 9 inches X 14 inches X 22 inches (with handles, … Read 5 Ways United’s Carry-on Bag Crackdown is Actually Good for TravelersPosted In: Airlines, Fees
FareCompare readers know there is nothing like a flight cancellation to throw your plans into disarray. Sometimes, flights are cancelled for reasons the airline has control over, such as equipment malfunctions. Other times, weather causes cancellations. And this distinction is important: just whose fault the cancellation is (the airline vs. Mother Nature) can determine your … Read Flight Cancelled? 5 Tips to Get on the Next FlightPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
Overbooking is a nasty word, but it is often a policy that airlines operate by. Why? Because some people show up late while others do not show up at all – and then these seats go empty when the flight takes off. For the most part, when this happens, others who have been booked on … Read Lower Your Chances of Getting Bumped From a FlightPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
If you fly with any regularity, particularly if you frequent the coach cabin, you’ve probably noticed that airline meal choices are limited. “Chicken or beef?” the flight attendant will ask you or. In rare cases, she may even provide you with a vegetarian option. But what if you’re vegan? Or diabetic? Or what if you’re … Read Special Dietary Needs at 35,000 FeetPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips