My husband and I got married last November and did a delayed honeymoon to Iceland in March 2017. It gave us time to settle down from the wedding, get through the holidays and save some extra money before leaving on our trip. It also gave me time to hop on Pinterest and create a foolproof itinerary inclusive of everything we wanted to do while we were abroad. This being my husband’s first time traveling overseas sans deployment, I wanted to make sure it was special and full of beautiful sights!
In August of this year I started planning a two week December road trip down the Florida Keys, up to Orlando and then over to Vero Beach. I would be flying into Fort Lauderdale Airport, renting a car, and then driving to each planned destination within the state. We booked our flights, reserved a rental car, reserved our various hotels, and gleefully started our vacation countdown!
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Traveling and taking in the sights and wonders of European cities is an experience of a lifetime. However, in this day and age, traveling safely has become rather hazardous, especially if you are attempting to navigate European cities. Traveling safely in Europe can be challenging if you are not adequately prepared for it, which is why this article will aim to show you how you can safely navigate any new European city.
It is being widely reported that American Airlines flights may be without pilots this holiday season. Due to a scheduling glitch they currently do not have pilots scheduled to man their upcoming flights and are figuring out how to move forward with their bookings. There is a possibility that international American Airline flights will be affected, flights may be cancelled or delayed because of their scheduling oversight. American Airlines is saying they don’t expect any cancellations, however, at the best of times on time flights are not a guarantee and this situation is exactly why you need to know your rights. American Airlines delays may mean extra cash for you! Everyday we track cancelled and delayed flight to, through, and from Europe, Turkey, and Israel so we know it happens across every airline. Outside of unforeseen circumstances that cause flight disruptions, it is a EU law that Airlines be held accountable for prolonged flight delays or cancellations by providing cash compensation to travelers affected.
In a previous Flightbucks blog post, we explained how technology created modern conveniences for flyers such as online booking and check-ins, mobile boarding passes and on-board Wi-Fi among others. Such advancements have definitely made traveling easier but inevitably, other matters have also come to the foreground as well – one of the biggest being budget concerns. Countless resources are spread all over the web, all of which aim to educate today’s travelers on how to keep their trips as low cost as possible. The good news is that major parts of the industry like airports and airline companies are picking up on the trend, too. Some of the world’s biggest air hubs and flagship air carriers are creating various programs and solutions which make it possible for travelers to enjoy their vacations without breaking the bank.
We have shared some of our team members recent travel plans and travel insights in our Wanderlust posts. However, the following tips have been very helpful to several of our staffers recently so we wanted to share them with you too!