Tips for Making Holiday Air Travel a Bit Easier PDF Print E-mail
Despite all the economic problems, holiday travel this year is expected to be just about as crowded and confusing as ever. It’s sure to be a hassle for all of us, especially while flying, and maybe there are ways to make it a bit less tiresome. Here are some tips.
Do You Belong to the Senior Traveler Disease of the Month Club? PDF Print E-mail
Before I travel, I always read up on weather conditions, latest aviation news, information about my destination, and what I’d rather NOT read about: recently-reported infections, diseases and other ailments spread among senior travelers.
Flyingcompanions.com offers a handy service PDF Print E-mail

We know the majority of our readers are active adventurers enjoying life. For those who may need some assistance, we've found a new service called flyingcompanions.com that may make travel easier, or just possible for some.

Flying Companions LLC offers a service to help seniors -- or persons who need a little extra assistance -- remain independent and traveling by air. Flying Companions provides an experienced and insured companion to travel with the client from any national or international commercial airport and helps the senior through the entire airport process and the flight.

The company was started to allow seniors and persons who need a little extra assistance the freedom to continue to fly without fear. The service allows seniors to reunite with family and friends worldwide for holidays, weddings and other special occasions.

“As the population continues to age we believe there is a great demand for seniors to remain independent and continue to travel,” says Doug Iannelli, president of Flying Companions LLC. “Our service takes the stress out of flying for the senior and removes layers of stress for many family members who can’t take off time from work to visit the senior. Instead, we fly the senior to visit them.”

Flying Companions Service includes:
• Research airfares and make travel arrangements.
• Escort client from the departure airport to the designated destination.
• Handle wheelchair assistance.
• Coordinate airport check-in and carry onboard luggage.
• Guide client through an expedited security checkpoint.
• Provide client with access to an airline lounge while waiting to board.
• Assist during boarding.
• Provide onboard amenities (a pillow, games, and a DVD player with movies).
• Assist with connecting flights and handle any travel changes.
• Assist with bathroom trips.
• Retrieve luggage at baggage claim.
• Keep friends or family members informed by phone or email during the trip.

Flying Companions LLC brings families and friends together no matter how far apart they may live and accomplishes this by providing exceptional service and comfort to the senior. For more information about Flying Companions, please visit the company website at www.FlyingCompanions.com or call toll-free 1-888-350-8886.

No, it's not cheap, as you have to cover the escort's travel expenses, in addition to their fee, but for some, it represents a, opportunity to travel freely, which is priceless.

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Made by Travelers PDF Print E-mail

VirtualTourist.com Announces the Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Made by Travelers

Although traveling is meant to be one of life's greatest pleasures, logistics, mishaps, and pure dumb luck can conspire to make the experience practically intolerable. Luckily the members of VirtualTourist.com™ (http://www.virtualtourist.com), not only have great hotel reviews but great advice about ways to avoid calamity, as general manager of VirtualTourist® Giampiero Ambrosi explains:

Ship your luggage, don't lug it with you PDF Print E-mail
A great tip we found today on the AARP website.  THe article discusses the different options for shipping your luggage, instead of lugging it with you.   Read more HERE.  The idea is, especially with airlines charging a bag fee, is to pack and ship your bags via FEDEX or UPS from your home to your hotel.  Both companies will pick up at your house, offer excellent tracking, and are probably more reliable than the airlines. 

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