You don’t have to be rich to fly small
Think you can’t afford to fly via small plane? Think again, says Doug Gollan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of privatejetcardcomparisons.com, a buyer’s guide to prepaid private jet card programs. Using one of these programs (including JetSuiteX, Surf Air, and Tradewind Aviation), you can fly for about the same price as you’d pay to a mainstream commercial airline. “You get free Wi-Fi, drinks, and snacks, but you don’t have to show up an hour early.” It may not be easy to find one of these deals on your own, but they’re out there.
Your cabin crew isn’t going to clean up after you
Be honest now: Are you one of those people who stuffs your garbage into the seat pocket in front of you, based on the assumption that your cabin crew will clean the plane between flights? Well, we have news, thanks to former flight attendant-turned-travel-expert, Laurie. “Planes are not cleaned after every flight,” she assures Reader’s Digest. “They’re deep-cleaned once per day.” So, when your flight attendant comes around asking for your trash, do everyone on the next flight a favor, and toss that trash. Make sure you know these airplane etiquette rules that you should always follow.
The carry-on rules aren’t as crazy as you might think
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Yes, the last 17 years have seen an increase in airport security, but there are a lot of things you can pack in your carry-on that you probably think you can’t, says travel writer, Nina Thomas, whose blog post on the topic lists disposable razors, plastic knives and forks, metal combs, disposable lighters, tweezers, wine bottle openers, aerosol cans, and nail clippers as some of the unexpected things you’re permitted to pack in your carry-on. Here are the 13 things most likely to get you flagged by the TSA.