In recent years, small-name airlines began to fly the same routes as bigger airlines, but at far cheaper prices. Not only do these newer airlines offer less-expensive fares, but they also provide access to some destinations the big three — Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines — currently do not fly to directly. This leaves the big three facing a dilemma: How do they keep their customers during the rise of the low-cost, frills-free international airline?
One way American and United plan to compete is by offering tickets at simple base fares, the cost of which covers a seat on the plane and not much else in the way of additional amenities. These tickets essentially match what the low-cost players offer: o=One seat on the plane, and passengers pay extra fees for services such as in-flight meals, checked bags and seat selection.
The major airlines also are hoping their rewards programs and benefits keep customers loyal. While low-cost Norwegian launched its own rewards model, travelers would have to start from the beginning when earning and redeeming points with the airline.
U.S.-based airlines work on improving in-flight WiFi connections, a service Norwegian has yet to offer in its long-haul cabins, and they also are enhancing in-flight menus to appeal to travelers who haven’t prepared for meal-less flights.
In a climate as volatile as a desert climate, it can be difficult to know what to pack. Hot days followed by cool nights can have even the most adept traveler struggling with fitting everything into an easy-to-carry day pack. But if a trip to this dry climate is in your future, don’t forget these necessities.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.