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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 Josephine Lee, Founder of The Pointe Shop

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! We connected with Josephine Lee, founder of The Pointe Shop to learn more about her travel tips. She taught us about the importance of leaving your stress and demands of work at the door. Her advice? Unplug and use the flight time to unwind. Josephine explains that she has to travel often for work, and that can be a real drain on anyone. “I was flying to New...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips from Miss Travel Guru, Francesca Page

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! We connected with Miss Travel Guru, Francesca Page to learn more about her airport struggles and tips for overcoming them. “I was returning to Florida, where I was living at the time, from New York City. My flight was delayed twice then cancelled, so we were all forced to re-book.” She sets the tone for an experience that many of us know so well. We’ve all been...

6 Things To Have In Your Carry On Bag (Besides AirPretty, of Course!)

We’ve all heard stories about airline passengers arriving at their destinations only to learn that their luggage hasn’t. Or worse- the luggage has been lost! Some of you can probably even share your horror stories of your bags not being where you expected them to be. At AirPretty, we encourage travelers to ALWAYS be prepared. Having some essential items with you in your carry on bag is a great way to keep your mind at ease in the case that you find yourself without luggage. Here are our top 6 things to have in your carry on bag (in addition to your AirPretty kit, of course): Medications....

Travel Tip Tuesday: 6 Tips to Surviving Holiday Travel

Happy Tuesday AirPretty travelers! Every Tuesday we offer you some helpful travel tips from our community of travel experts. This week we’re mixing it up a little bit and sharing some tips from our AirPretty staffers! The holidays are just around the corner, which means so are security lines, delays, and lost luggage. Check out our six tips to surviving holiday travel. 1. Consider more than price when booking flights We all know holiday travel is expensive, so it’s easy to book the cheapest flight without a second thought. But don’t forget, the holidays also fall right in the middle of travel’s least favorite season. Heading to a snowy destination? Be prepared...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips from Kristen Kellogg of Border Free Travels

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! We connected with Kristen Kellogg of Border Free Travels for her best tips to looking and feeling great while traveling. "I always used to struggle with the fact that I couldn’t arrive feeling fresh after long haul flights," she explained. And we totally sympathize! One of her biggest challenges was keeping her skin clean and feeling fresh. Clearly space is limited on a plane, and you're not equipped with your entire bathroom cabinet...

Why Not To Wear Makeup On A Flight

Yes, you read that correctly. I know you want to look amazing when you fly, but a face full of caked on makeup is probably not the best idea when you’re traveling. We totally love the natural look anyway, but there are reasons why going sans-makeup is a great idea when flying. Here are some reasons why not to wear makeup on a flight: Dry environment + heavy foundations or makeup = breakout central. Seriously, the dry air can actually stress out your skin and enhance oil production. Mix that with heavy makeup and you have a recipe for an awful breakout. Powders and other facial makeup...

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...

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...

Travel Tip Tuesday: Tips From Travel Writer, Suzanne Ball

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 Suzanne Ball, freelance travel and health writer: Women definitely have more challenges than men when it comes to keeping up appearance when flying. I know this all too well. And it all begins with that damned "3-1-1" ziplock bag. How to cram even a few necessities to make me look like I haven't traveled in a hair-crushing,...