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How Much Extra is a Nonstop Flight Worth?

Very soon I’m taking off on an annual(ish) trip with just my oldest daughter. We are going to ski, order room service, watch movies, swim, and spend time together the way we did before our lovely second daughter joined the family. Worry not for the littlest, she will be getting some good one on one time with Dad and my parents…AKA she will be spoiled to high heaven. To book our flights to Colorado at the lowest saver award level, we…

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How Should Airlines Handle an Out of Control Young Child

You may have recently seen, or at least heard, about the video of a young child who reportedly had an eight-hour tantrum on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to Newark. I watched the video, and have had a hard time figuring out how to address it here in a constructive and ethical way. I feel absolutely terrible for the child, his parents, and everyone else around them on that flight. I’m not going to link to the video as it…

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Ten Cheap Flights You Can Book Today

Airline miles can open up the world, but sometimes you don’t need miles and award availability to get away, you just need a few dollars. To round out this Valentine’s Day of travel-related things that I love, I want to share then cheap, real, bookable fares that I love and that are available today…just in case you want some inspiration to spend less than you think to explore somewhere new. All of these cheap flights were found by playing around…

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Mom’s Breast Milk Missing from Checked Bag

When everything works as it should, nursing your baby can be special, healthy, simple, and mutually beneficial, but it gets very tiring and very complicated quickly when modern day life intercedes. If you, your partner, or a close member of your circle hasn’t yet nursed a little one for a period of time, I doubt I can adequately describe how much of a challenge it can be when what is an evolutionary biological norm hits 2018 working parent life. I…

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Austin – Hawaii for $394 RT on United + More Cities on Sale

I’m going to keep this short and sweet and just share that today has been a pretty epic day for airfare wars to Hawaii. I won’t be able to recap every city on sale before darting off to the girls’ gymnastics class, but I have to share that round trips from Austin start at just $394 on United or American! You can connect via a variety of cities to fly to Honolulu or Kauai for under $400 per round trip…

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Final Free Flight as a Two Year Old Costs a Family Hundreds of Dollars

Most family travelers probably know that the second birthday is one that is met with cheers and celebration, but also perhaps a small tear as it is the line of demarcation between being able to fly for free as a lap baby and having to buy a full blown seat. The United States-based airlines require you to purchase a seat for your child as soon as they turn two even if that means that they potentially flew for free on…

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Deadline to Change Amex Platinum Airline for 2018…and why we switched

Today is January 31st, which is technically the last day you have to change your selected Amex Platinum airline for the year. The airline you select for the year is not only the one where you can use your annual $200 in incidental airline charges, but also the one where you get the 35% – 50% “Pay with Points” rebate on economy flights if you have The Business Platinum® Card. You can get that rebate on first or business class fares…

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What it Takes to Get Me to Book Spirit Airlines

It may be fun to laugh a bit at Spirit Airlines with their no-frills approach, yellow planes, and in-your-face-ads, but at the end of the day sometimes they can save you hundreds of dollars on one flight. I’ll suck it up and fly Spirit if the price is right, but how right does the price have to be to make it worth it? Today’s booking gives me a clue…

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