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When You Switch Flights Due To Overbooking, Ask For An Upgrade

First class flights are usually crazy expensive, but there are some tips and tricks for scoring a cheap (or better yet, free) upgrade. If your flight is overbooked and you elect to take a different flight, for example, you can try to negotiate an upgrade, too.

Google Trips Personalises And Automates Your Travel Plans From Start To Finish

iOS/Android: Google has been tiptoeing around the travel game for a while now with useful tools like Google Flights and their hotel search function. Today, they completely jumped in with a new app that manages and helps plan your trip from start to finish.

What Baggage Handlers Recommend When Buying Luggage

If you have to check baggage when travelling, you want to make sure everything inside is protected, and that includes doing what you can to make sure it gets treated well by baggage handlers. Here’s what a baggage handler recommends you shop for in luggage to make sure it doesn’t get banged around too much.

Six Pre-Flight Stretches That Help Prevent Blood Clots On Long Flights

Sitting for long periods of time, like during a cross-country or international flight, can lead to serious cramping and discomfort. But you also put yourself at risk of deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots in your legs. These six pre-flight stretches can help lower that risk.

The Best Times To Fly If You're Hoping For An Upgrade To First Class

Even a frequent flier with elite status has a hard time nabbing an upgrade to first class these days. If you want to increase your odds, you need to know when you should fly.

BaseTrip Gives You Travel Information About Any Country You're Visiting

Especially when you’re visiting a new, unfamiliar country, you want to be prepared for your trip. BaseTrip tells you everything you should know about travelling to your destination, from tipping etiquette to vaccinations to average internet speeds.

The Transatlantic Lullaby Playlist

If you’re hopping on a plane, you could use some music to slip away into on the flight. This playlist will help you relax until you reach your destination.

Inflightfeed Tells You What To Expect From In-Flight Food, Depending On The Airline

Airline food is, for the most part, an afterthought. No one boards a flight expecting a culinary experience, but some airlines serve better food than others. In fact, sometimes that food is downright delicious. Inflightfeed is a blog dedicated to reviewing all the different meals offered on 150 different airlines around the world.

Make The Most Of Long Layovers With Airport 'City Tours'

If you have a long layover, don’t just resign yourself to hours at a gate or overpriced airport restaurant. Check to see if the airport offers their own managed and arranged city tours so you pass the time sightseeing instead.

Learn Basic Flight Attendant Lingo With This Handy Glossary

If you’ve ever wondered what flight attendants mean when they say things like “prepare doors for departure” or “cross-check complete”, this glossary explains everything you need to know.

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