Asking for a friend! Time-sensitive question! On the way up for this 4-hour flight, I suddenly noticed that my left ear hurts when burping or hiccuping (also when I try to pop my ears via the Valsalva manuever, which I haven't successfully done.) Any idea what's going on? Is this going to put me at risk of big-time pain when we descend, and if so, is there any way to minimize/avoid that? I've got a couple hours before we start descending... [more inside]
So I've got this round the world ticket. And I've got a little over 3 weeks to use it. So I want to see as much as I can in the time. But I don't want to blow through places that clearly deserve more time to see. I did that in Vienna and regretted it. So what are the best cities in the world to see for just limited times. As in, VERY worth seeing but spending MORE than two days seems excessive.
Is this crazy? If not, how do I do it? [more inside]
It's been awhile since we had a "long flight book recommendations' question. Please give me your recent favorites for making the time fly by! [more inside]
I've read past threads about transporting pets and they've put my mind at easy that Lola will survive the 20+ hour plane ride from the US to South Africa, even if she's not thrilled with me afterwards. Of course, I still want it to be as easy and non-traumatic as possible. There are a few different options and I'm having a hard time finding information on which would be best for our collective mental health. [more inside]
Micropanda (4) is being shipped off to spend a week with the grandparents this summer. What's the best way to book the plane tickets? Grandma will fly him down, and I will fly him back. [more inside]
I'm planning to fly to Peru this summer with my late 60's mother. She isn't comfortable flying alone, so I need to meet up with her in Dallas or Houston to fly the rest of the way. She lives in Texas. I live in NYC. I am considering whether it would be worth it to use a travel agent. [more inside]
I am moving across the country. Do I keep my current job and commute by plane or do I leave that job and find new work there? (... many details within...) [more inside]
We're about to take a trip with five, 5+ hour plane journeys, none of which will have decent in flight entertainment, and are looking for inspiration of things we might do/learn in that time for entertainment? We're looking for ideas beyond general reading/podcasts/movies/sleeping, particularly since we love learning new things. [more inside]
Looking for practical travel accessories [more inside]
We are traveling in less than a week with our five-month old son to Austin, TX by plane from Philly. We are hoping to get general tips on traveling with a young baby, as well as some Austin-specific tips. [more inside]
I need some well-written and very suspenseful books to take my mind off of a 25-hour flight. Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" is the ideal book, but alas, I've already read it. I also need two-person travel sized games. [more inside]
I need to get from LA to OBX in May .... with my ~100 lb German Shepherd. Hive, give me your wisdom! [more inside]
Best way to deal with travel chaos, canceled flights, etc.? [more inside]
Seeking feedback on travel between Barcelona and Granada - short plane v. long train trip... [more inside]
We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way? [more inside]
What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
Have kid, will travel? Hey parents, what airline tips do you have for your toddler's first trip on a plane? [more inside]
Least stressful way to transport a family from London to Toulouse? Car vs Train vs Plane! [more inside]
Two people traveling, want to travel together, one needs to return on a different day. How to do so? Online? Phone? [more inside]
Where should I take my mom and sister for a week of family bonding and exploring? [more inside]
I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
Will my art pens survive a plane flight? [more inside]
where should I go in the lower 48, and what should I do when I get there? [more inside]
My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
Why can't I take a book on a plane? [more inside]
I'd like to transport frozen food (ice cream) and refrigerated food on an airplane from San Francisco. Is this possible? I think the optimal plan will involve dry ice for the ice cream. Where can I get it in San Francisco? [more inside]
I'm thinking of traveling with my laptop for the first time. What should I be careful about? [more inside]
Which online travel site offers the best deals, particularly on air fare?
What's the cheapest way to travel between London and Paris? [more inside]
I know Travelocity said the ticket is non-refundable. Is there a way to get anything back? [more inside]
Advice needed for a December trip to Australia from the US. [more inside]
Which would be the best economy class seat to sit in on this Airbus A340, on a 13 hour flight from Shanghai to Heathrow? [more inside]
What happens if you sit in the first class cabin with a coach class ticket? I got on a plane a couple of days ago, near the end of the line. First class passengers had already boarded. A nervous, but respectably dressed man in front of me sat down in a spare, first class seat. I don't know if he had a first-class ticket or not - if he was lying, what risk was he running? Does anyone, for example, check first class tickets after boarding?
I haven't been on a plane since 2000 (before a certain terrorist attack) and I have a trip next week so is there anything i really need to know? Can I bring food, pencils, fingernail files, etc. onboard with me? Should i be careful what i say out loud? Are people gonna stop me wherever I go?
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]
Also, what should I do once I make it there? [more inside]