Let’s face it, there are a lot of first time travelers that when it comes to flying, are completely lost about where to start. This is even more true when they find themselves shopping and comparing cheap airport parking and shuttle rates. The problem is that most of these traveling “newbies” waste time asking all the wrong questions like “How do I get from the parking to the airport” or “do you guys have shuttles?” Stop wasting your own time and the time of the poor souls that sit there and patiently answer your every question, as parking is rocket science. For all you curious george’s that ask all kinds of crazy questions, this post is for you. Here is a list of my top 5 questions to ask when calling to enquire about airport parking. Continue reading
Many travellers may not be aware that since 2011, TSA has offered a pre-screening program for frequent travellers (at participating airports) who meet a specific set of criteria, such as US citizenship (including nationals and lawful residents), members of “trusted traveller” programs (see photo above), and all US armed forces members. Charleston, SC airports are among the most recent to offer this service to its travellers. Watch the news clip here.
There is nothing worse than having to book last-minute air travel, especially when the purpose of the trip is to attend a funeral or memorial service. Now bereaved flyers looking for sympathetic airlines offering lower fares have fewer options. One by one, airlines that used to offer special “bereavement fares” – rates about 15% below the normal last-minute booking costs – are eliminating this policy. Read more about the airline to most recently cancel “bereavement fares”.