Planning an Airplane Flight

Airplane Flight
Taking an airplane on vacation

How To Plan an Airplane Flight

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You are all ready to plan that exhilarating getaway to some tropical island or to who knows where. You're searching the web and come across this exotic resort for a great price and just can't pass up the chance of a much-needed vacation away from home. On the other hand, you may just be getting ready to visit your significant other, or lovely family that you haven't seen in a while. You anticipate the lovely reunion and can barely wait! You may even be going on a business trip! Well, it's time to research your flights to find the right one with quality service at a great price and the right time for your special needs. Pull out that laptop and get to searching the web a little more for the right price and seat on your favorite airline.

Booking A Flight

There are some ways to save money if you are not dead set on going on a certain date, but know the date range that will fit your time schedule!  If you have the time to be a little flexible on the date you choose to take your trip, you may save yourself money that can be saved for the future or used during your vacation. There is a flexible tab listed for you to hit when booking your flight to tell you other possible days and prices close to the date range you have selected. Those other possible days may cost less and still give you the ability to enjoy a wonderful vacation. You can save a lot just by changing a day or 2 sometimes.

Another tip is to book early if you are sure you are going to take that trip. Prices tend to be much higher on the days closer to the trip because they know you really need the flight then. To be on the safe side you may also buy insurance on tickets you purchase early!

airplane tickets
Booking your airplane ticket early

How to search for flexible days? (Airlines may vary)

  • Enter your preferred vacation destination and date.
  • Then light up the section that says flexible date to show you more optional days and prices that may save you some money.
  • Hit the type of way you are paying. (money or miles
  • Hit find flights
    Delta app
    Check Flexible Dates on the airline app

Earning Miles For Flights

If you intend on flying again, you may want to sign up for the frequent flyer miles. 

Check with your airline to see how their particular program is applied. 

Why not start accumulating some miles towards frequent trips, just because you are flying with that airline. Here are just a couple of the many frequent flyer programs.

Delta states, " Members earn miles toward Award Travel based on ticket price (base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges, but excluding government-imposed taxes and fees) for Delta-marketed or Delta-ticketed flights, instead of distance flown. So when you pay a higher price, you will be rewarded with more miles — up to 75,000 per ticket. Members also enjoy more Award Seats available at the lowest redemption levels and more redemption levels overall as well as new redemption options, making it easier to redeem your miles."

  American Airline States, "As a member of the AAdvantage® program, you'll earn miles when you fly on American, oneworld® and other participating airlines, as well as over 1,000 partners. Then, you can use your miles for: Flights to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide, Upgrades, Vacations, car rentals and hotels, Other retail products"


How To Choose The Best Airplane Seats?

If you have a preference for the type of airline seat you would like to purchase, you should 
  • Put in early for that particular seat. 
  • Know the type of seat you prefer. There are a variety of types of seats to choose from; such as First class, comfort, or the main cabin. 
  • Decide whether you would like a window, middle, or aisle seat.

Is A Window Or Isle Seat Better On A Plane?

If you are traveling as a group, put in for your seats early if you desire to sit together, and in your preferred seat. The seat you choose depends on your likes and wants. 

What are some benefits of the window seat?

  • The View: Some people prefer the window seat for the beautiful sky views and because you can lean over on the side and take a nap. 
  • Also, you have the benefit of being able to control whether the window blind is open or closed. 
  • You don't have to sit in between other passengers. 
  • The downside is you have to ask passengers to let you through if you have to go to the restroom. 
  • The upside is you don't have to get up to let others through, just get your rest.

What are some benefits of the aisle Seat?

  •  The accessibility: The aisle seat is preferred by people who know they will need to make frequent bathroom trips or want to be able to get their luggage down first.

Lady in an Airplane seat
Choosing a seat on an airplane when you book a flight

What seat on a plane has less turbulence?

  • Seats Over The Wings: The wing acts as a stabilizer.
  • Towards the front of the aircraft: The impact of the turbulence is felt less.
According to Azcentral,
"The best seats on the plane for reduced turbulence intensity are those directly over the wings of the plane. This typically means somewhere between rows 10 and 30, but check with your airline for the exact rows, as they vary by aircraft. The wings of the plane keep it flying smoothly, whereas the tail of the plane can bob more. The difference is slight, but sitting in the middle of the plane or toward the front of the plane means you'll be less affected by turbulence."

For long Flights 

Long trips can cause your battery to drain, from watching movies, texting, and talking on the phone. Make sure to bring an electrical charger and battery pack to recharge your phone. You can look at movies with your data or the airport wifi on your devices on your layover.

Extra items to bring on your trip

  • Bring a neck pillow
  • Bring books & magazines for on the plane.
  • A Digital device for watching movies on your layover
  • Charge phones completely & bring an extra charger for your phone and tablets.
  • An empty water bottle to refill on layovers.
Now that you know some ways to plan for your airplane trip, get to searching and packing for that fabulous vacation to London, Dubai, New Zealand, France, California, Disney World, or other various vacation destinations when you're ready to go high in the sky! 

Don't forget to book that hotel in advance to try and find the best rates for you. There are a variety of hotels with breakfast and other amenities! Get $50 daily credit for every night of your stay, at participating Hilton Portfolio hotels worldwide. Use your on-property credit for dining, shopping, relaxing, and more! I wish you a safe, happy, and fun trip!

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