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Things to Consider While Traveling With an Infant By Air.

Infant seating

If you are traveling with an infant, one of the most important considerations to take is the seat for an infant. The baby should sit upright with the seat belt fastened. If your child is too small to sit in a seat, then you should be sit where it is comfortable enough for your child, due to oxygen constrains.

Pack smart

Children always come with responsibilities. Whenever you are traveling with your child,its important to keep close watch to your kid once in a while. A plane attendant may help you to locate a room where you can change your infant’s diapers or clean it up. If your baby is over 6 months old, it is important to carry along food supplies or sips of water to keep them busy and also full 🙂 .Also you may need to request hot water or ice from the flight attendants to keep items cold or hot.

Also make sure to carry your laundry needs as it will always be needed at your destination.

Strollers

Children may be used to transported in a stroller. However some airlines may not permit you to carry a stroller as a carry-on baggage. If you have to carry a stroller, carry a small and a collapsible one to avoid problems with the airline authorities. Some airline authorities may give a free service while checking the strollers and also they can be made available during the plane connections.

Keep the baby in your mind mind

Adjust your mind and keep in it that you will make lots of little breaks along your journey. It is important that you let the baby to stretch, wiggle and maybe roll on a blanket. It is important that you arrive early at the airport to keep the baby set for the air travel.

Plan your seat ahead of time.

During reservations, its is important to let the agents know that there will be a baby on board. This may guarantee the child’s safety as there might exist some restriction to where the baby should be placed. It might be good if the baby is placed near the window to avoid blocking other passengers who might be passing by. It is usually noisy at the back of the plane, so it would be better if the baby is kept far front as possible.

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What is The Worst Experience You Have Ever Had at an Airport?

Once in a while, we get ourselves in an ugly situation while traveling. Some of the experiences occur at the least expected place and time.

Airport is not exceptional as one of the places where you can get a lot of headache trying to get yourself out of a mess. Maybe some of these experiences has gone to an extent making you fear traveling using some airlines.

Here we have come with some some common experiences most travelers get across.

Please add your experience if it is not on the list and feel free to leave a comment below.

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Craziest Airline Passenger Behaviour

Fist blows over reclining of a seat

A fist fight started as a result of an argument between two passengers over a reclining seat. One of the passengers started the fight after the other passenger reclined his seat on his lap soon after take-off on a United Airlines flight from Washington DC to Ghana. The pilot make a quick decision to return to DC as the passengers and crew separated them. In the return is was escorted by a pair of F-16 fighter jets.

Fight club

Former football player and actor Vinnie Jones was given 80 hours community service after he admitted assaulting an airline passenger and threatening members of an air crew. As passengers and crew tried to restrain him, Jones reportedly declared: “I can get you murdered. I can get the whole crew murdered for £3,000.” Jones had allegedly slapped fellow passenger Stephen Driscoll who had accused him of being annoying. Jones was ordered to pay the passenger £300 compensation plus a £500 fine and costs.

The Whitney Houston impersonator

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing last week when a female passenger refused to stop singing Whitney Houston songs. AA Flight 4 was en route from Los Angles to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on May 9 when, according to the airline, the flight was diverted to Kansas City because of a “very unruly passenger.”

A video of the woman being escorted off the plane is available on the website of local television station KCTV. It shows the woman belting out “I Will Always Love You” as at least two uniformed officers accompanied her off the plane.

Man who allegedly slapped a baby

Joe Hundley, a 60-year-old-man traveling from Minneapolis to Atlanta, was accused of slapping a 19-month-old boy and telling his mother to “shut that n-word baby up.” The toddler’s mother, Jessica Bennett, told ABC News her son’s eye was swollen and bleeding and she was “scared to death.”

Hundley, who was employed as an executive at AGC Aerospace and Defense, lost his job. He pleaded not guilty to simple assault charges in a federal court.

Guy who got restrained with duct tape

A man on a January Icelandair flight was so drunk and belligerent, passengers said, that he had to be restrained with duct tape. The unidentified passenger allegedly downed an entire bottle of duty-free alcohol, according to a man who posted the photo of the duct-taped man on his blog. The airline accused the man of accosting and hitting people on the flight. Passengers say he even tried to choke the person next to him and screamed, “The plane is going to crash.”

Drunk ladies who swore at kids

Two reportedly drunk women forced the landing of a British Airways flight in Lyon, France, in late 2012. Flight BA2664 was headed from London’s Gatwick Airport to Tunis. The flight was diverted to Lyon, the airline said, following “the continued disruptive behavior of two female passengers.”

British tabloid The Sun reported the women were drinking Malibu rum and swore at children. They reportedly threatened the family of a British Airways flight attendant and tried to storm the cockpit and hid in the lavatory and tried to smoke.

The paper quoted a passenger as saying, “They decided they were going to meet the captain and marched towards the cockpit. It was very frightening.”

“Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight experience,” an airline spokesperson said. “We do not tolerate any disruptive behavior onboard our flights.

“They were handed over to the custody of the French police and detained upon arrival in Lyon.”

The lady who stripped

A woman stripped naked at Denver International Airport last year after being caught smoking in a non-smoking section of the airport. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone said it appeared the woman had some sort of a breakdown and the disrobing didn’t have anything to do with the smoking ban.

Denver’s Terminal B does have a smoking lounge

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5 Ways to Earn Airline Miles Rewards Faster.

 

1. Use  Credit Cards for Shopping.

Using your credit card to shop might be a quick way to score the air miles quickly. This can be great benefit for the lovers of shopping. There is no limit for for chances to open accounts for both Visa and MasterCard. However, before opening any account, its advisable to look into annual fees and APR rates.Most credit cards also offer bonus points by spending up to a certain amount, in the first months after purchasing the program.

2. Buy Miles from the Airline.

Another way of earning airline miles is to purchase them yourself. This is applicable in cases where you don’t plan to travel or do shopping  with your credit card. Mostly you will get bonus points while you purchase the airline miles when a promotion is available.

Most airline also allow their customers to share their air miles to a family member or a friend. Donations in form of air miles can also be shared to the needy.This ensures that buying the air miles can never count on you.

3. Focus on a particular program.

When you focus on one program, you get a chance to pay attention for any offers and promotions they offer. This may end up helping you to earn a lot more air miles quickly. Also it gives a chance to see what partners they work with where you can earn bonus points.

Apart from that, you will be able to have a chance to access air miles offers such as car rentals, hotel rentals, etc.

4. Shop Online.

Another way of collecting air miles is using you card to shop online. You will find many online partners who are ready to help you check out your shopping. In most cases you will find yourself earning miles for any dollar spent on online shopping.

5. Redeem Miles.

Air miles can be redeemed for hotels, resorts, car hires etc. At the same time , you will earn miles at the same time. This can be very beneficial if you have many miles to redeem.

Alternatively, if you are not into flying, you can get a cruise miles card and enjoy the high seas and exotic destinations while raking in some points. With enough points you can slash your cruising budget, get upgrades in your cabins etc.

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Poll : Best Frequent Flier Hotel Chains

In every frequent flier destination, thinking of a hotel to spend some few days is a major consideration. Just like the frequent flier miles points, hotels also offer some loyalty points to their frequent customers.

The capability of being able to redeem the loyalty points has made them even to be valuable.

Whether you are traveling for business or for leisure, comparing the loyalty points programs offered by different hotels can end up saving you some money as well as earning you redeemable points.

Therefore we have come up with a poll to let you vote for  your favorite hotel chains  recommendable for a frequent flier.

 

Do you feel like we have left something out ? Please leave your comments and suggestions in the comment box below.

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