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Shakes on a Plane

by Wendy

I’m a pretty good traveler, but slightly prone to motion sickness on planes, trains and automobiles. I don’t take any medicine for it because I really don’t know when it will strike. On a plane, it’s usually due to turbulence. I’ve only puked on a plane once, and would like to keep it that way.

There were many bumps along the way when I flew from Baltimore to Las Vegas (en route to Reno) a few weeks ago, and I did.not.feel.great.

But I did not puke. Here are a few tips I use to prevent or combat motion sickness caused by Shakes on a Plane! Continue reading

How to Spend Quality Time in an Airport

by Wendy
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I generally like airports. When I walk through the sliding glass doors, I feel energized by the sense of travel possibilities. Time can feel like it has stopped while you’re in this in-between space; you’re on your way but not there yet. Time is also your main focus – how long to get through security, is my flight delayed, can I order another drink before I have to trek to the gate? Airports can also be annoying, but I am determined to keep liking them. Especially after being inspired by Sunny and MJ, whose recent post proves that they really know how to keep their cool in an airport. Even when the wait is long, or the flight is cancelled, and it’s crowded, my sis and niece stay upbeat. My airport attitude is pretty good, but there’s always room for improvement. Here’s how I spend quality time in an airport: Continue reading

What to Expect When You’re Nonreving

by Sunny

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New to the airline industry?  Have an immediate relative that’s an airline employee?  Received a buddy pass for airline travel?  Congratulations!  The world awaits!  Where to go first?  The possibilities are endless and enough to make you giddy.  There’s one catch: your flight privileges are designated as “nonrevenue passenger.”  This means you will be flying stand-by, also known as nonrev.  You can fly any where, any time….as long as there are empty seats on the flight.  This can be tricky, but it is far from impossible.  The most important thing is to know what to expect when you’re nonreving.

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