22 tifs for making your airline trip much better according to people in the industry

Avoid some of the headaches and hassles of flying with these tips. 1. Save space in your suitcase by rolling clothes.
2. Always sleep in clean sheets.
look for the folded creases.
3. Get a cheeper upgrade.
Some airlines do offer reduced-price upgrades the day of the flight – there’s sometimes even first-class flights available. So be in the boarding area good and early during boarding, because this is when you’ll hear the announcements for last-minute upgrade purchases you might be able to get. 4. if you can get the first class upgrade – take it!
5. Iron your clothes using the flat iron.
6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
7. Earn free perks by using a airline credit card.
8. Check your bags last.
Bags will always be loaded front to back on the bag carts because m ore weight has to be in the forward carts for stability while driving, and if you loaded them back to front you couldn’t guarantee that the front cart would be fully loaded.
“So if you check in last, your bags will be in the last bag cart, which will make them the last on the aircraft and the first off the aircraft at your destination. If they are the first off the aircraft, they will most likely be the first on the bag carts, and then the first to be unloaded at baggage claim.
“The best way to ensure your bag gets to you the quickest is to ask the counter agent very nicely if they will let you gate check your bag. The downside of that method is that you will not be able to pack liquids or any other items that cannot go in a carry-on bag as you will need to bring the bag with you through the security checkpoint and to the gate. 9. Sit at the back of the aircraft to get better service.
“The reason is simple: We like to avoid responding to call bells from the front of the plane because answering one means potentially flaunting whatever item the passenger has requested to everyone else along the way. This can cause a problem since planes often don’t have enough extra vodka, pillows, earplugs, and toothbrushes, or the time on shorter flights to deviate from the service schedule.
“For passengers sitting near the back of the plane, however, it’s much easier to slip in that second mini bottle of wine. 10. Keep the room dark.
11. If you give up your seat you can get some cool swag.
“Always volunteer your seat in exchange for compensation. You get travel certificates, meal vouchers, hotel stays, and most of the time a first-class seat on the next available flight. 12. if you have a really bad cold don’t fly.
It can damage your eardrums, and you may lose your hearing.
13. Fill up your own water bottle don’t pay for airport water.
14. avoid having a seat next to a bulkhead if you don’t want to hang out with the really young. .
These are the only places on an aircraft where a parent can safely secure a baby’s bassinet – and are, therefore, where most children under one year old will be situated. 15. Join the frequent fliers program to get cool swag like an upgrade. 16. Have a nightly plan to fight jetlag.
eg: Stop using electronics one hour before bedtime, have a ‘cup’ of tea, and read a bit. 17. use a 24-hour check in alarm.
18. Call your hotel and see if they have a washer and drier. If so, bring a couple detergent packs and dryer sheets in a Ziploc bag, and it eliminates two to four days’ worth of clothes, depending on your stay. 19. Pay for global entry.
20. Ask if your hotel can provide you a bag snack.
21. Avoid delays by traveling earlier in the day.
22. be nice and give your gate agent something sweet eg chocolate. This way they may give you something sweet in return.

tonight on tv

at 9:00 pm is The Last Ship, Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, the crew of the Nathan James must face another global disaster; Tom Chandler’s whereabouts remain unknown. duration One hour.
at 10:00 pm is The Last Ship, Having lost their only lead, the crew of Nathan James continues their search for an item that could save the world; Chandler immerses himself in a mission for revenge. duration One hour.

hollywood birthdays – August 20, 2017

Today’s Birthdays: Writer-producer-director Walter Bernstein is 98. Boxing promoter Don King is 86. Former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, is 84. Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is 82. Former MLB All-Star Graig Nettles is 73. Broadcast journalist Connie Chung is 71. Musician Jimmy Pankow (Chicago) is 70. Actor Ray Wise is 70. Actor John Noble is 69. Rock singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 69. Country singer Rudy Gatlin is 65. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 65. Actor-director Peter Horton is 64. TV weatherman Al Roker is 63. Actor Jay Acovone is 62. Actress Joan Allen is 61. Movie director David O. Russell is 59. TV personality Asha Blake is 56. Actor James Marsters is 55. Rapper KRS-One is 52. Actor Colin Cunningham is 51. Actor Billy Gardell is 48. Rock singer Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) is 47. Actor Jonathan Ke Quan is 47. Rock musician Brad Avery is 46. Actor Misha Collins is 43. Rock singer Monique Powell (Save Ferris) is 42. Jazz/pop singer-pianist Jamie Cullum is 38. Actor Ben Barnes is 36. Actress Meghan Ory is 35. Actor Andrew Garfield is 34. Actor Brant Daugherty is 32. Actress-singer Demi Lovato is 25.

on this date – August 20, 2017

On this date:

In 1833, Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.

In 1866, more than a year after the end of fighting in the Civil War, President Andrew Johnson issued Proclamation 157, which declared that “peace, order, tranquillity, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.

In 1882, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” had its premiere in Moscow.

In 1910, a series of forest fires swept through parts of Idaho, Montana and Washington, killing at least 85 people and burning some 3 million acres.

In 1914, German forces oc’cup’ied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.

In 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Coyoacan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader. (Trotsky died the next day.)

In 1953, the Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure.

In 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring” liberalization drive.

In 1972, the Wattstax concert took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

In 1989, entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, were shot to death in their Beverly Hills mansion by their sons, Lyle and Erik. Fifty-one people died when a pleasure boat sank in the River Thames (tehmz) in London after colliding with a dredger.

In 1992, shortly after midnight, the Republican National Convention in Houston nominated President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for second terms in office.

Ten years ago: Tens of thousands of tourists fled the beaches of the Mayan Riviera as Hurricane Dean roared toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A smoking China Airlines Boeing 737-800 exploded in a fireball at an airport gate in Okinawa seconds after all 157 passengers and eight crew members had safely evacuated. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama expressed irritation with the “Obama Girl” web video starring actress Amber Lee Ettinger, telling The Associated Press it had upset his young daughters. Hotel magnate Leona Helmsley died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 87.

Five years ago: In a historic change at one of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs, Augusta National invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first female members; both accepted. Two college friends, Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, were killed when a CSX train derailed on a rail bridge in Ellicott City, Maryland, burying the young women in coal. Comedian Phyllis Diller, 95, died at her Los Angeles home.

One year ago: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia that his party had to do a better job of appealing to African-American voters and that he wanted the GOP to become their political home as it was in the era of Abraham Lincoln. At the Rio Games, the U.S. women’s basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72. Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt anchored the 4×400 relay teams to victory. Caster Semenya of South Africa won her first Olympic gold in a personal-best of 1:55.28 in the 800 meters.

history fcat – August 20, 2017

Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2017. There are 133 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On August 20, 1977, the United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch, gold-plated copper phonograph record containing images, greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature. (The probe is now more than 10 billion miles away from earth; a more precise, continually updated figure can be found online at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/voyager/mission/status/ .)

starting today off – August 20, 2017

Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2017. There are 133 days left in the year. I think today will be productive. I already got food shopping done.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2017. There are 133 days left in the year.
Thank you sky, thank you air, thank you water, thank you friends! Good morning all. Today will be a wonderful day. I hope you have a wonderful day. Keep smiling and sending goodness into the world with every action in your day. What do you think? If you want to follow me on Twitter and get my blog posts in your timeline: just click this link.