My wife and I are looking to pack a carry-on care package for a friend who is flying to China soon. He will be staying there for a month on business. What kinds of things should I send on the plane with him? Just small things that would fit in say a quart size ziplock (or maybe something more creative than a ziplock). Perhaps stuff to do on the plane or maybe something useful once he gets to China? Just plain fun, stupid stuff is good too. [more inside]
posted by philad
on Jul 10, 2007 -
What is the best way to get from Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?
posted by brokekid
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I'm flying to DC this week, and all of my travel sized containers are four
ounces, not the 3 oz. specified in the TSA bulletin. I went shopping to try to find some more compliant containers, and everything I found was 4 oz. as well!!! The bottles are short, I'm only using 2 of them, and they easily
fit into the quart-sized baggie. What are my chances, MeFi? Would I be courting trouble to use what I've got? [more inside]
posted by shelbaroo
on Jan 14, 2007 -
Overseas visitors planning to travel from Chicago to Orlando in the US. Which will be less hassle/expense, driving or flying? (Are one-way car rentals *really* that expensive?!) [more inside]
posted by web-goddess
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Why would I want to purchase Air Miles? Specifically AAdvantage Miles. Is the cost of purchasing miles saving you money on the cost of a flight? i.e. Is the value of air miles greater than their purchase value when redeemed for a flight? [more inside]
posted by medium format
on Sep 12, 2006 -
What to take and/or tips on how to sleep on an overnight transatlantic flight? [more inside]
posted by ob
on Aug 21, 2006 -
I'm flying tonight from Boston to Pittsburgh with a one month old baby. I know not to bring any liquids in my carry-on luggage with me, per the news today. Will they let me bring the car seat on with me, or will I have to check it? What else should I expect, in terms of flying with a newborn?
posted by anastasiav
on Aug 10, 2006 -
Every time I fly I notice that people order an inordinate amount of tomato juice from the sky waitress. It's out of proportion to the amount of tomato juice I see people drinking on the ground. What gives?
posted by mikemonteiro
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Say I wanted to be on the first commercial flight of an Airbus A380. Would it be possible and how would I go about arranging it? [more inside]
posted by ciaron
on May 20, 2006 -
My friend is leaving Buenos Aires tommorrow - heading back to the states. How many bottles of wine can he bring with him?
Also, another friend is flying standby. Can he only bring carry-on luggage? [more inside]
posted by punkbitch
on Aug 5, 2005 -
I am ready to Fight The Man and refuse to remove my shoes at airport security *unless and until* they set off the metal detector. Help my defense. [more inside]
posted by tristeza
on Mar 19, 2005 -
In April I'll be flying to New Zealand, this flight is 23+ hours long, and nonstop. I got a great rate from Qantas Air, but it's economy class, and I'm 6'2". 23 hours in a small seat will be tough and I want tips on getting an upgrade to business class, or even first class without spending a lot of money. Anybody have any tips for this?
posted by splatta
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Advice on flying with a toddler: we're taking our two-year-old on a 13-hour flight to LA, then a bunch of domestic flights between LA-Philly-San Jose. We've flown a zillion times, but not with a child. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by tracicle
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I'm flying in a few weeks, and I'm majorly worried by some of the stories I've been hearing about physical TSA screenings
. There are certain ways I am not willing to consent to be touched by strangers, no matter what.
Do I have any recourse if I am singled out for a physical search of my person, other than not to fly at all? How can I prepare in advance for potential conflicts?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 1, 2004 -
TravelFilter: My Partner's Grandmother passed away this morning. He is driving out (ME to OK) with his family today, but needs to fly home ahead of the rest of them to be back at work on Monday. Are there other online of super-cheap airfares besides "the big three"? Am I doomed to spending every spare moment for the next three days researching airfare prices?
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 30, 2004 -
I have about 100K FF miles on USAir and I'm wondering if I should try to use them now or sit tight. Anybody else in the same boat? If so, what are you doing?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Sep 20, 2004 -
ExperienceFilter: so I'm going back to Cali (from Texas) in a couple of weeks to be in a dear friend's wedding. I'm a cheapskate, and deathly afraid to fly (though I will if I must), and have found, much to my surprise, that Amtrak offers the cheapest ($276 vs. $375 bus and $400-800 air) round-trip fare by far. However, the few people I've spoken with all semi-shudder at the thought of taking the train long-distance, mainly due to unexplained delays. What's your long train ride experience? Is it worth the cheap fare?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jul 12, 2004 -
I'll be flying 8+ hours to London two weeks from today. I have a paralyzing fear of flying, any advice?
Also, what should I do once I make it there? [more inside]
posted by esch
on Dec 12, 2003 -