|Donít get caught with overweight baggage. Every airline site shows you what their weight limits are for all types of flights by all classes. Check before you go to the airport. The cost of overweight baggage can be staggering. |
Stuck at the counter with really heavy bags? Consider buying an upgrade to the next class of service. Believe it or not, you may find it is cheaper for you to fly in business or first class than it is for your bags to do so. Always look at all possibilities.
Know the rules for pet travel ahead of time. The rules and regulations are such that you can not just show up anymore. Health certificates, quarantine rules, proper kennels, temperature constraints and so much more may make it easier to leave Fido home.
Meals on most domestic flights do not exist anymore. Be sure to grab a snack if you are flying over a meal hour to avoid waking a sleeping neighbor with your growling tummy. Many carriers have light snacks and those are listed on their web sites.
Airport parking is pricey at best. Always consider the length of time you will be parked times the cost per day and compare that to the cost of a shuttle van or taxi to and from the airport. As a general rule, parking more that 5 days means it is cheaper to use taxi/van.