Flight attendant gives shout-out to planeload of ‘nasty women’ flying to DC for Women’s March

A flight attendant on Spirit Airlines saluted the “nasty women” on her flight into Baltimore on Friday, urging them to “look out for their fellow sisters” at the National Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. Mashable reported that the flight attendant took a quick survey. “I just want to know, how many of you are going to the March on Washington?” she said as the plane began its descent. “You guys are going to the Women’s March, right? Let’s get a round of applause for all the nasty women on…

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Ex US Flight attendant reveal how to survive a plane crash

A former United Airlines cabin crew member has shared her plane crash tips She says it is crucial to prepare an escape plan before you take off  Advice includes where to store your hand luggage and which exit to use   By Caroline Mcguire for MailOnline – The odds of being in a plane crash are one in every 1.2 million flights, but if you do happen to be unlucky there are some measures that you can take to improve your chances of survival. A former United Airlines stewardess has been…

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Do Pilots Hook Up With Flight Attendants? An Airline Pilot Answers

My friend Mike* is a First Officer at a regional airline here in the U.S. He’s graciously agreed to answer some questions exclusively for Flight Club about being a pilot, as well as addressing some of the rumors that we hear as travelers about everything from sex to slowing your plane down on purpose. Is it true that regional pilots intentionally fly slower to make more money, since you’re paid hourly? Yes and no. We fly slower than we could be, but the little bit of extra money it makes…

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15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers

Do you want to save money on drinks and baggage fees, skip airport lineups, get good prices on flights, keep the kids amused, and stay safe when arriving in airports at unwieldy hours? Then read on, because I’ve rounded up 10 professional travelers and invited them to share their best airport hacks. 1. Apply for Global Entry U.S. Citizens can clear customs quickly with Global Entry. (Citizens of Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and other countries have similar pre-screening programs that work in tandem with Global Entry). Application involves…

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How to Hack Cheap Airline Tickets Using Foreign Travel Sites and Currency

Arbitrage” is typically a financial word reserved for guys who wear watches worth more than your car. Which makes sense, since trading in foreign currencies isn’t exactly something one does because they like playing with colorful banknotes. But you don’t need a master’s in finance/Wall St coke habit to make money using foreign currency. In fact, look no further than purchasing your next overseas airline ticket as a chance to score some serious cash using money from other countries. It’s all about taking advantage of favorable exchange rates and getting cheaper…

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Flight attendant recalls having to stop man from watching porn mid-flight

RIGHT after takeoff, the call bell rang. When my co-worker responded, a concerned-looking middle-aged woman leaned over to speak to him in a hushed tone. “My 16-year-old daughter is seated two rows ahead of us,” she said, without breaking her gaze toward the girl’s seat. “She just sent me a message over the Wi-Fi to tell me that the man next to her is watching pornography on his phone.” He immediately walked over to her daughter’s row to see her seatmate, a man in his 30s, quickly place his phone…

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Most Advanced Way to Find the Cheapest Airline Tickets

Searching for availability using the ITA Matrix (the publicly available airfare search site from ITA Software, owned by Google) the fare appeared to be available only for Saturday departures: However searching metasearch site Momondo I was coming up with the fare most days during the months it’s available (and for a bit less money). This seemed like an odd result, but The Flight Deal offered that it seemed to be an ITA glitch. ITA does a great job searching published inventory and constructing fares, but it isn’t perfect. They noted…

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Top 7 Budget Travel Tools

The days of relying on travel agents and hunting down elusive deals are over. Check out these seven budget travel tools to city-hop and save, just like Andy Steves! Flight Search Engines Skyscanner.net, CheapoAir.com, Kayak.com and Google Flights are my go-to websites. I do the same search across all of them to see what comes back to me. I keep my searches as wide open and as flexible as possible, because you never know what sort of options might pop up. Once I find the flight I like, I’ll book…

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16 Incredibly Simple Hacks To Make Flying Suck Less

1. Buy your tickets on Tuesdays at around 3 p.m. Relativity Media / Via comissaobiomed.tumblr.com The cheaper airlines, like Southwest and JetBlue, list their new sales early on Tuesday mornings. By mid-afternoon, the bigger airlines like American and United will have lowered their prices to match competitors’. 2. Clear your cache to spend less cash. Universal Pictures / Via minbox.tumblr.com Clearing out your browser cache and cookies in between searches for tickets will make sure you’re getting the newest — and potentially cheapest — prices. 3. Use a seat plan…

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The secret lingo flight attendants use

Ever listened to a flight attendant at the start or beginning of a flight and wondered what expressions like, “cross-check complete” mean? Well, looks as though the secrets are going to actually leave the flight cabin for the first time ever. Writing for the BBC, former flight attendant Beth Blair has run through some of the most important examples. Here are 10 of the best secret lingo examples: 1. “Cross-check” and “cross-check complete” As part of preparation for arrival or departure, the aircraft’s doors must be engaged and ready for an…

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