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Elite Status Match on Alaska Airlines until December 2017! | No Mas Coach! Elite status is the name of the game in the airline world today. We wrote a post about this a while back, but just a reminder, elite status is the way to first class upgrades, fee waivers, priority boarding, checked bag waivers, and much more. Since we’re not wealthy by any means, having elite status is the only way that we can sit up front as much as we do when we fly domestically. One of the questions that comes up all the time from readers is which airline they should choose to anchor themselves with.

Since we travel a lot, we have the luxury of holding elite status with Delta, Alaska, American, United, and Virgin, but we also understand that not everyone has that much free time or ability. Alaska planes parked at the gate One of my favorite methods to get elite status easily or even instantly is through the “status match.” Simply put, it’s just asking the airline if they’d like to give you status, for free! The other catch is that there is no catch! Status on Alaska has its perks.

Travel Savvy on Pinterest | Jet Lag, Airports and Travel. Which Hotel Program is Most Rewarding for Free Nights? (The Results Will Surprise You) Sitting Together On Planes - Business Insider. Why Won’t Airlines Let Families Book Their Seats Together? | Trips and Giggles. One of the biggest pains of flying with children actually happens before you get anywhere near the boarding area. Instead, your first sign of frustration usually happens when buying your tickets online. As seasoned traveling families know, it's near impossible to select seats together at the time of purchasing your flights.

Most often, parents have to buy the flights first, select all the crappy middle seats that only seem to be available, and then hope the airline will accommodate their seat requests sometime before take-off. Otherwise, families are forced to wait until they've boarded the plane before asking strangers the dreaded question: "Would you mind switching seats so my child and I can sit together? And now, thanks to the advent of "Premium Seats" on airplanes, which typically offer more legroom, earlier boarding times, and occasionally, unlimited snacks, parents are sometimes forced to pay for these premium seats so they can all sit together.

No Comments Yet. How Do Layovers Work? - Travel Made Simple. Layovers can be stressful. Whenever possible, I prefer nonstop flights, even if they’re a little more expensive. But sometimes the price difference is too big to justify, and sometimes it’s just not possible to get where you’re going without a connecting flight. So how do layovers work?

What happens with your checked luggage on a layover? Do you have to go through customs and immigration if you’re only in the airport for a layover? Here’s some information about how layovers work to help make your journey a little less stressful. How do boarding passes work with layovers? Domestic layovers are usually pretty simple. International layovers can get a little more tricky. If your itinerary is entirely with one airline or even two airlines that are partners, in most cases, you will get both boarding passes when you check in for your first flight. Not sure if your flights are with partner airlines? What happens with checked luggage on a layover? This only applies for international layovers. Big Sur travel guide. Big Sur Understand[edit] Big Sur coastline with glimpse of Bixby Bridge, Highway 1 Big Sur Village is a mile-long village containing gas stations, roadside markets, lodges and restaurants.

Big Sur is known as a destination for the "Merry Pranksters" in the 1960s. For more information visit the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce [2], which is continually updated with a Calendar of Events. Get in[edit] By car[edit] Big Sur is a remote area accessible only via Highway 1. From San Francisco take US-101 south to CA-156 west which merges with Highway 1 20 miles from the beginning of the Big Sur area. From Los Angeles take US-101 north and exit onto Highway 1 toward Morro Bay/Hearst Castle which is 45 miles south of the end of Big Sur. By bus[edit] SLO RTA route 15 goes as far north as San Simeon. Get around[edit] By car[edit] Easiest way to get around. By bus[edit] Monterey-Salinas Transit route 22 bus (see above) stops at several state parks, the Big Sur River Inn, and Nepenthe. By bike[edit] Locations: SuperSearch(TM) | Tips. 1. Plan in advance to get a good deal Since most fares have advance purchase requirements, the best fares exist more than 21 days before your travel date.

However, if this is too soon, book your ticket at least 14 days in advance to get the best deal. 2. Be flexible try different days and times A slight change in your itinerary can reduce ticket prices. 3. Typically, nearby airports have lower gate fees, and airlines pass the savings on to you. 4. A roundtrip ticket is often priced less than two one-way trips and is sometimes priced less than a one-way trip. 5.

Sometimes a lower fare is available if you stay over on a Saturday night. 6. Holidays and school vacations are the highest-demand travel periods. 7. Booking a trip as a package makes searching easier and can be much cheaper than buying the components of the trip separately. 8. When searching online, fares may change minute by minute. 9. Flight with connections are usually cheaper than nonstops. 10. OnTheFly for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store. Matrix - Search. Taxi fare calculator in San Francisco, CA - worldtaximeter. Oakland International Airport: Airline Information.

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