Look before you book. Pay attention to the details. Pack the right attitude. If you’re traveling this summer, those are the three ingredients to avoiding travel mistakes — and having a successful vacation or business trip.
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Want to get good service from a bad airline? Use your “pleases” and “thank yous” – and don’t expect too much.
That’s the consensus of travelers, experts and insiders who have worked for these airlines. And by “these” airlines, I mean carriers that are known for their bare-bones fares, where everything is extra and whose customer service ratings are circling the drain. (Those would be Frontier and Spirit, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index.)
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If you’ve ever left something behind on vacation, then you probably know how Jerry Rothstein feels.
He’s forgotten his shoes (in Caracas, Venezuela), a sportcoat (in Inverness, Scotland), toiletries (in Hong Kong), and, “most serious of all, my passport in the room safe at the Mandarin Hyde Park,” says Rothstein, a retired equity research analyst.
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Getting to your destination may be the simple part of your summer vacation. Getting around while you’re there? Not so simple.
That’s because there are more ground transportation options than ever. They include buses; bike sharing; car rentals; ride-sharing; scooters; trains; and, of course, taxis. Yep, they still have those, and they work pretty well.
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You don’t have to rummage through the internet for long to find helpful packing tips this summer. You know, roll your clothing (don’t fold), carry on your suitcase (don’t check) and, of course, pack light. But this vacation season, maybe you really need a few unpacking tips.
That’s right, I’m talking about what to do once you’re at your destination with all the stuff you brought. Do you unpack or live out of a suitcase? If you remove your clothes and toiletries, where do they go? And where don’t they go?
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