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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Flying

Let’s face it- traveling can be stressful. Between pricey flights, security lines, weather delays, and germs, it feels like Murphy’s law is constantly in full effect. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. However, with so much uncertainty, it’s nice to know there are things you can do to eliminate some of your struggle. Here are our top 10 mistakes to avoid when flying: Not booking your seat when you book a plane ticket As you can imagine, the most desirable seats go quickly, so if you don’t select the seat you want when you book your ticket, you’ll be left with whatever seats are left over. Typically these...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips From Carly Fauth of MoneyCrashers

Happy Tuesday AirPretty travelers! Every Tuesday we offer you some helpful travel tips from our community of travel experts. Share your tips in the comments below and you might be featured as one of our AirPretty Travel Experts on Travel Tip Tuesday! Here are some tips from Carly Fauth of MoneyCrashers: Introduce yourself to any of the flight attendants when travelling by air. Letting them know who you are and being cordial will usually increase the enjoyment of your flight and minimize issues. Unless you're travelling in the dead of winter, fly wearing a skirt or dress. More than likely you'll need to use the restroom at least once. And quite...

TSA Rules on Cosmetics and Liquids- Simplified

At AirPretty, we know that women shouldn’t have to compromise the way they look and feel just to get from point A to point B. We all have our favorite beauty and comfort products. For some of us, having them with us is just a necessity. However, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates specific regulations that impact our ability to pack our entire bathroom cabinet. These rules are in place for safety, but they can sometimes put a wrench in our packing plans. Not understanding these rules can result in entire bottles of product being tossed out at the security line, and that can be heartbreaking! For your convenience, we’ve compiled a...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips From Depart Smart Executive Director, Sheryl Hill

Happy Tuesday AirPretty travelers! Every Tuesday we offer you some helpful travel tips from our community of travel experts. Share your tips in the comments below and you might be featured as one of our AirPretty Travel Experts! Here are some tips from Sheryl Hill, Executive Director of Depart Smart: I always feel like I need a shower after I get off a plane.  You never know when the tray was last wiped (or with what). Call me obsessive compulsive but I hate getting sick after a flight...

How to: Avoid Germs and Stay Healthy on a Plane

If you’re still grossed out by the Top 8 Dirtiest Places on an Airplane article we posted last week, we don’t blame you! The good news is that, as promised, we have some tips on how to avoid germs and stay healthy on a plane. We know that a cold or flu is the last thing you want to deal with when you’re traveling for a business meeting or a relaxing vacation. However, according to the Journal of Environmental Health Research, you’re up to 100 times more susceptible to catching a cold on an airplane than in your normal day-to-day life. ONE HUNDRED TIMES! Here’s our “How to” on...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips From Tenerife Tourism Director, Stephanie Wear Pintado

Travel Tip Tuesday- Tips from Our Travel Experts! Happy Tuesday AirPretty travelers! Every Tuesday we offer you some helpful travel tips from our community of travel experts. Share your tips in the comments below and you might be featured as one of our AirPretty Travel Experts on Travel Tip Tuesday! Here are some tips from Stephanie Wear Pintado, Director of Economic and Air Service Development for Tenerife Tourism:   As someone who travels for work, I often find myself in a new place almost every month. While balancing work with pleasure, I try to get the most out of the short time I have for leisure everywhere I go. While traveling...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips From SmarTours CEO, Greg Geronemus

Travel Tip Tuesday- Tips from Our Travel Experts! Happy Tuesday AirPretty travelers! Every Tuesday we offer you some helpful travel tips from our community of travel experts. Share your tips in the comments below and you might be featured as one of our AirPretty Travel Experts on Travel Tip Tuesday! Here are some tips from Greg Geronemus, co-CEO of smarTours, a guided tour company based in New York City: 1. Try to reserve a window seat so you can rest your head on the side of the plane. It's easier than trying to fall asleep sitting upright and you can control your light exposure. Try using a blanket, pillow, jacket, or...