Ever so often, I need to get home from my school, the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to my home in Northern Virginia. As a first-year, I could not have a car at school (nor would my parents have given me one). This meant that I had a few options to get home, including getting a ride from a friend or taking Amtrak. However, on this trip home, I flew from … [Read more...] about I Flew From Charlottesville, VA, to D.C. via Florida?!?
I am always on the lookout for when airlines launch new routes. Especially on routes from airports nearby, new connected services are always welcomed. It also opens up the opportunity for fun festivities at the airport, and that is exactly what happened for the Avelo inaugural flight celebration from Charlottesville to Orlando. Airport Festivities When I arrived at the … [Read more...] about Avelo Inaugural Flight Celebration Charlottesville to Orlando
Having airline status is excellent, with perks often, such as seat upgrades and lounge access. Some fliers, including myself, have or will go out of their way to qualify for these ‘exclusive’ tiers. After years of requalifying for Southwest A-List status, we let the status expire at the end of last year. However, it does not matter that we have no Southwest Airlines Status. … [Read more...] about No Southwest Airlines Status? No Worries With this Workaround
Sometimes award flight availability dictates your options and, therefore, choices. While traveling on a student budget, I need to take the options as they are. Sometimes they work out perfectly, and sometimes less so, but my flight delay saved mothers’ day on a recent trip to Africa. Here is the story of what happened: The Original Flight Since I was planning my trip … [Read more...] about How My Flight Delay Saved Mothers’ Day
For those in the travel industry, the expression “the early bird gets the worm” can be translated into “the first to act gets the seat.” This was true on my flight home on the popular Johannesburg-Newark flight when there was a United Airlines cancellation two hours before departure with 250 people on board. Flying to South Africa from the United States is challenging, … [Read more...] about Travel Lemonade: Quick Actions Save the Day on a United Airlines Cancellation