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10 Fun Facts about US Airports

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This week, we’re happy to feature a guest post from our friends at Cheapflights.

Chances are that you will end up flying at some point in your life. Spending time in the airport terminals can sometimes seem interminable. Here are some interesting facts about United States airports that may surprise you – and make your next trip a little more fun!

How to Fly Healthy

There’s nothing worse than being sick on vacation – especially if you were fine before you got on the plane! From sneezy seatmates to germy surfaces, here are some important tips to help you protect yourself in-flight:

  • Seat pockets, tray tables, pillow and blankets, the airplane bathroom, even the air are all dirtier than you want to know. So pack hand sanitizer – 3 oz. or less – in your carry-on bag to avoid spreading the ick.
  • Flying makes you 20% more likely to catch the common cold. Beat the odds by loading up on Vitamin C and B-complex vitamins before, during, and after your flight with oranges, grapefruit, and leafy greens – and add vitamin-boosting drink packets like EmergenC to your water.
  • Speaking of water, avoid what comes out of the plane’s water dispenser. Ask for bottled water, or bring your own filtration bottle.
  • But don’t just avoid water… Dehydration is one of the biggest health concerns when flying. On the ground, normal humidity is between 20 and 50%, but in flight, it can be as low as 1%, leading to rapid dehydration which often goes unnoticed before it’s too late. To combat it, avoid alcohol, soda, and caffeine in the hours before your flight, drink 8 ounces of water every hour you’re in the air, and choose fruits and veggies over salty snacks.
  • Do lots of stretching and walking in the aisle (when the seatbelt sign is off) to keep your circulation flowing. You may feel silly, but it’s better than a blood clot!

A little planning and prevention will go a long way toward ensuring you’re in tip-top shape to take advantage of every precious day of your trip! Got any healthy travel tips we missed? Share them in the comments!

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How Far in Advance Should you Buy Plane Tickets?

Timing is everything when booking air travel

Last week, we talked about how much the airline business has changed in the last several decades. Those changes are about more than just mergers and acquisitions – they affect the timing of ticket prices too.

Flight Delays: Understand and Avoid Them

Understand and Avoid Flight DelaysIf you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ve almost certainly experienced the frustration of a delayed flight. After carefully planning a vacation or business trip, you’ve arrived at the airport early only to find that your flight’s departure will be an hour (or several hours) late. It happens all the time. In fact, it’s so commonplace that an airport’s performance is considered acceptable if only 80 percent of its flights depart on time.