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4 Tips for Hassle-Free Holiday Travel

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Between shopping for gifts, prepping meals big enough for an army, and navigating the sometimes-dangerous waters of family chatter, holiday travel can feel like just another hassle. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make sure your holiday trip isn’t a burden (it might even be fun!). Keep these tips in mind to ensure a smooth journey.   1. Plan your route ahead of time It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile: all travel is busy during the holidays. With that in mind, make sure to plan your travel route and share it with your “co-pilot” ahead … Continued

Flying with Kids? 11 Ways to Keep Them Happy (and Save Your Sanity)

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Flying with kids is not a walk in the park. Babies cry, toddlers get restless, and even older kids can get bored out of their minds on airplanes. It’s not pleasant for the kids, for you, or for your fellow passengers. But thanks to technology, airline customer service, and a few old tricks, there are plenty of ways to make flying fun. 1. Entertainment Providing in-flight entertainment for your kids is a no-brainer. iPads, streaming services, and fun apps make it a breeze to keep children still and occupied… at least for a while. Before you depart, download some of … Continued

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The Best Sites to Find Cheap Flights

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According to the FAA, 2,587,000 people fly in and out of U.S. airports every single day. That’s a lot of flying going on. And while airports and airlines work toward increasing efficiency in the security lines and offering more in-flight accommodations, there’s still a major sticking point: cost. If you’re a bargain hunter, you probably love the challenge of finding great flight deals. Fortunately, there are plenty of online tools to help you in your search. Here are some of our favorites. Google Flights Google Flights is flexible, easy to use, and packed with features to help you find great … Continued

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10 Things to Bring on Every Flight

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After the excitement of booking a trip wears off comes the hard part: packing. And while deciding what to take on your Hawaiian getaway or Appalachian trail hike is probably top of mind, prepping for the actual flight is just as important. This carry-on packing list will get you well on your way to a stress-free flight. 1. Entertainment Unless you’re flying on one of these airlines that offer top-notch in-flight entertainment, you’ll want to prepare in advance. If you’re a reader, carry a book or an e-reader. If you love movies, use your flight as an opportunity to watch … Continued

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5 Free Airport Security Apps to Get You Through the Line Faster

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Have you ever walked up to the security line at the airport and thought to yourself, “I really wish I had left earlier!” Or worse yet, have you missed your flight because of a long line? It happens to the best of us. More than 70,000 American passengers missed a flight in 2016 because of excessive wait times. So, should you just have to accept long lines at security as a cruel fact of life? Absolutely not! There’s an app for that. A few, actually. Check out these five apps that can help dodge the lines and get to your … Continued

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