Flights offer costs that aren t in the initial bill


People take flights each and every to destinations around the world. Airlines are becoming experts at getting the most money out of both frequent and infrequent fliers. While some people fly routinely and often for business, others fly only for vacations or when there is absolutely no way whatsoever to get out of taking flights to reach their destinations. I would fall into this category. The last time I took a flight, however, I was in for quite a shock. Things that were once a traditional part of the flying experience now come at premium prices. You must now swipe your credit card in order to use the headphones required for the enjoyment of the on flight movie. It’s truly amazing.

Meals are now ala Carte and the prices are more than the average consumer would pay for microwave meals. If you are planning to take one flight or several flights in the near future, hear are a few things I suggest to keep your pocketbook from going on an unnecessary diet. First of all, pack a good book and skip the in flight movie. If you are traveling with children, bring handheld games, crayons, coloring books, and snacks. Even if you aren’t traveling with children it is much wiser to bring your own food and drink onto the plane rather than paying the premium prices that the airlines are charging. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a light jacket onboard with you if you get cold on flights.

These things are small things you can do to make your flights more comfortable and enjoyable. For many of us our flights are the beginning of our vacations. It is much better to get off to a stress free beginning than arrive at your vacation destination frazzled, stressed out, and much poorer than when you began the process.