Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

Family Luggage – How to Make Suitcases Easy to Spot

Airport carousels, train or shuttle bus shelves, and hotel luggage storage closets can be a jumble of suitcases. If you’re like me, and find family travel makes you a bit nervous because of all the things that can go wrong, you’ll find it’s reassuring to know that you’ll be able to easily identify your luggage.…

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Computer, Computer, On The Wall Who Has The Cheapest Flight Of All?

Discount Airlines

Airfare Search and European Discount Airlines: The research tool, SkyScanner, was recently brought to our attention when we were looking for a flight between Newquay, UK and Dublin, Ireland. Skyscanner helps travelers find the least expensive flights around the globe. The Skyscanner site is straightforward and simple to use. Once a flight is selected, users…

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Discount Airlines in Europe

European Discount Airlines: A lot of non-Europeans are unfamiliar with the discount European airlines. Our family found them to be an easy and inexpensive alternative to the train and the big name carriers. Buyer beware however, a number of the bigger budget airlines start with low teaser rates but then tack on fees and surcharges…

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How to Book Your 5 Person Hotel Room

How to Book a Hotel for Family of 5, 6, or 7

Sleeps5 lists hotels, guest houses, aparthotels, and hostels with accommodations suitable for a family of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or even 10 guests. The best travel cities are included, such as Paris, London, New York City, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, Montreal, and many more. Sleeps5 adds cities and hotels continually. Unless otherwise noted,…

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Avoid extra credit card fees for purchases outside your country

Leslie McFadden, of Bankrate.com, describes the foreign transaction fees that are a percentage of every purchase, from shops to restaurants, outside your home country and how to find the credit cards that will save you money. I’ve found that some internet purchases, such as used travel books, from providers outside my home country (US) also…

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Prevent unexpected cell phone charges

JD Rinne, of Budget Travel, explains Europe’s cell phone network and how to determine your best options from roaming fees, disposable phones, disabling features, voicemail charges, and service providers. Links to other sources are included. Using Your Cell Phone in Europe – Budget Travel

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Resources for Family Travel – Cell Phones, Credit Card Foreign Fees, Kids on Planes

Great advice from the experts: Three links for your international family travel. (photo is of my experienced-traveler-kids) 1. Prevent unexpected cell phone chargesJD Rinne, of Budget Travel, explains Europe’s cell phone network and how to determine your best options from roaming fees, disposable phones, disabling features, voicemail charges, and service providers. Links to other sources…

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Five Ways to Ruin a Family Plane Trip

Here is a great article from Rick Seaney at FareCompare with practical advice about preparing kids for a plane ride and managing kids once on the plane: Five Ways to Ruin a Family Plane Trip

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Children and Airport Security: Scanners, Pat-Downs, Worries

Parents are worried, and seek answers for family travel. Here are three items that illustrate the intense concern over new pat-down and scanner airport security measures. 1. A parent of 3 children had an airport pat-down question for travel reporters from the Bay Area News Group, in California. The answer, posted Nov. 28, 2010 on…

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How to Find Family Airline Ticket Savings

Anyone can learn how to save money on airfare by reading the articles produced by the staff at FareCompare.com. Their web pages are detailed with easy to follow steps, and some have accompanying video reports. As the CEO, Rick Seaney, says on the company’s website, “I want to help travelers fly wherever they want, at…

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