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21 Feb

5 Tips for Making A Connecting Flight

Smart traveler has a great connecting flight game plan and a reliable flight companion.

My last flight from San Francisco to Mumbai via Istanbul was rather exciting even though I was on a one-stop flight and my luggage had been checked to the final destination.   I had a two-hour transit at Istanbul airport, which seemed to be plenty of time to make the connection.  Unfortunately my flight from San Francisco left late due to a rain storm in the Bay Area.  That left me only 20 minutes at Istanbul to rush from arrival gate to the departure gate for my connection.

27 Jan

Travel Companion In-Flight Guide

Travel Companion In-Flight GuideBefore the Aircraft Leaves the Gate
1. Find the seats for both of you
2. Remind the traveler to remove the comfort items like water bottle, a book or a shawl from the carry-on
3. Help the traveler put their carry-on bag in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of them
4. Stow away your carry-on bag
5. Make sure you and the traveler to put the seat belt on and keep it fastened for as much of the flight as possible
6. Acquaint them with the aircraft safety card and point out the emergency exits

20 Dec

Checked Luggage Packing List

TripCompanion Tips - Checked Luggage Packing List.  Fly Confident with your Travel Expert!When packing, put items that contain liquids inside sealed plastic bags, and then pack them in the center of the luggage. You also might consider putting underwear or other clothing in a sealed plastic bag. When you close the bag, squeeze as much air out as possible before you seal the bag. This will save space and allow denser packing in your luggage.

27 Nov

Essential Mobility Aids For Senior Traveler

parents travel to USA-air travel-mobility-walking stick- walker-transport chair-wheelchair.When your parents are planning for air travel, you should also assess their mobility situation.  Many seniors are no longer as agile as in their younger days. Airports are getting larger, with multiple terminals and long walks to and from the boarding gate, which the seniors may find tiring.  If possible, using smaller airports would reduce the amount of walking needed within the terminal.  Knowing the layout of the airport, you should assess the appropriate level of support for them and learn what sorts of assistance may be needed.