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.

24 thoughts I had while eating some ice cream

So yummy in my tummy.

1. wow the container is light.
2. not much in it.
3. I need to wait for it to thaw a bit.
4. it is rock hard.
5. Glad I don’t have any plastic spoons.
6. How long should I hold off.
7. So much chocolate!
8. This is gluten free and yet it is the best I have ever had. 9. Does it need any chocolate sauce?
10. Yes it does!
11. Because it is Friday.
12. Not enough for me and mom.
13. So it is just me.
14. Good I didn’t want to share.
15. Omg the chocolate taste.
16. It is cold!
17. Oh man it is gone.
18. So yummy in my tummy.
19. Nothing more to do except put the bowl in the sink.
20. Do we have anymore for tomorrow?
21. Nope.
22. at least tomorrow mom will make a cake.
23. So I have that.
24. Life is great!

9 things that I hate about sunburns

Sunburns suck!

1. the hot skin.
2. the texture.
explanation: it feels like your skin has scales.
3. Nothing should ever get that red.
4. the inch.
5. the peeling when you aren’t in the shower.
6. the “omg” comments when your friends see you.
7. the gilt for being so stupid.
8. the dream of having skin that isn’t burnt.
9. you wish for a scarf for the neck.

trending stories – May 1, 2017

1. WHAT BUDGET LEGISLATION DOESN’T HAVE

A $1 trillion-plus spending bill denies Trump money for a border wall and rejects his proposed cuts to popular domestic programs.

2. AP REVEALS HORROR OF SEX ASSAULTS BY K-12 STUDENTS

A yearlong investigation by the AP finds roughly 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students in kindergarten-12 schools over a four-year period.

3. SAN DIEGO POOL PARTY TURNS DEADLY

One woman is dead and six others injured after witnesses say a 49-year-old man calmly opened fire at a birthday pool party in an apartment complex before he was fatally shot by police.

4. TODAY IS MAY DAY

Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the U.S. to mark workers’ and immigrants’ rights and protest against Trump’s efforts to boost deportations.

5. RIGHTS GROUP CRITICIZES TRUMP’S INVITE TO DUTERTE

Human Rights Watch accuses the Philippine leader of being a mass murder “mastermind’ amid thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown.

6. WHY IRAQI LEADERSHIP IS WARY OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

The U.S. -led coalition has come under sharper scrutiny by monitoring groups and Baghdad fears it could complicate hopes of reconciliation with minority Sunnis.

7. ‘WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE

Japanese living near a key U.S. military base outside Tokyo are fatalistic about a new reality: the possibility of North Korean missile hitting their neighborhood.

8. NEVADA TAKING STAND AGAINST DRUG PRICES

A Nevada coalition is trying to force drugmakers to disclose how they set insulin prices and issue refunds to diabetics or their insurance companies if annual price hikes surpass inflation.

9. GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR STAR WARS FANS

A Tokyo jeweler is offering a life-size Darth Vader mask made of 24-karat gold for $1.4 million to mark the 40th anniversary of the first “Star Wars” movie.

10. WHO WERE BIG WINNERS AT DAYTIME EMMYS

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won the trophy for best entertainment talk show, while Steve Harvey was a double winner.

Trending stories for – April 26, 2017

Morning! A look at the trending stories from today.
Per The AP:
1. WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT MOST FROM TRUMP TAX CUTS

An official says the top corporate tax rate would be reduced from 35 percent to 15 percent, while small business owners would see theirs go from 39.6 percent to 15 percent.

2. LITTLE CHANGE ON RACE IN BOSTON POLICE STOPS

The gap between how often minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police than their white counterparts doesn’t appear to be improving in the city, an AP review finds.

3. LEADING GOP MODERATE OPPOSES PLAN TO MOVE HOUSE HEALTH BILL

Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., says the changes would cut too deeply into the Medicaid program for the poor and leave many people unable to afford coverage.

4. SOUTH KOREA SAYS THAAD DEPLOYED

The announcement that key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed comes as North Korea signals possible nuclear and missile testing.

5. TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDER SWATTED AGAIN

A U.S. district judge in San Francisco cites statements by Trump in a ruling that blocks the president’s order to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

6. DEBATE HEATED OVER WHO SPEAKS FOR ISLAM

Al-Azhar, one of the top institutions of clerics in the Muslim world, is at the center of a political feud in Egypt over who speaks for the religion as Pope Francis is set to visit Cairo.

7. TRUMP’S TWEETING ISN’T LIFTING TWITTER’S PROFIT

The people already on the site may well be using it more, but America’s first true “Twitter President” hasn’t inspired others to sign up en masse.

8. INTERNET FIRMS WIND UP FOR FIGHT VS. TELECOMS, FCC

The premise of “net neutrality” is under siege, enabling broadband providers to play favorites or steer users toward (or away from) particular websites.

9. WHO’S KEEPING A WARY EYE ON LATIN AMERICAN ALLY

So far Cuba is weathering the political unrest rocking Venezuela, which is the island’s greatest ally and source of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in highly subsidized oil.

10. NASCAR HAS HOLE TO FILL AFTER BIGGEST STAR RETIRES

The big question is whether Dale Earnhardt Jr. will also take Earnhardt Nation and its thousands of race fans with him, too.

From Business Insider:
1. The Russians are using “a new style of attack” on France’s centrist presidential candidate , Emmanuel Macron. The group –
known as Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, or STRONTIUM – began registering domain names such as “mail-en-marche.fr” in an attempt to trick members of his campaign team into clicking on links that looked affiliated with his political party, En Marche.

2. US President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of America’s closest allies – Canada . Like Mexico and China before it, Canada finds itself on center stage in Trump’s trade agenda.

3. Trump may expand the USA’s inflight laptop ban to include Europe . According to The Guardian, officials within the British government say their US counterparts are mulling over the possibility of expanding the prohibition of any electronics devices larger than a cellphone from being transported within the cabin of direct flights to the US from Europe.

4. The US has moved the THAAD anti-missile defense system to South Korea . It comes amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

5. The US government could shut down for the first time in almost 40 years . A short-term spending bill is set to expire on Friday, and Congress is currently trying to keep the government funded in order to avoid a shutdown. The last time the nation closed down was during Jimmy Carter’s administration in 1979.

6. Here’s what France’s two presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, think about Brexit . Let’s just say, they have two distinctly different political ideologies, especially when it comes to the European Union.

7. Russia and Japan are taking another stab at a decades-old territory dispute . It relates to islands off Japan’s northern coast seized by the Soviet Union in 1945. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will discuss the issue during a visit Russia this week to meet with president Vladimir Putin.

8. The US is “deeply concerned” by Turkish air strikes in Syria . The US says Turkey went ahead with the mission without proper coordination either with itself or the broader global coalition fighting ISIS. The strikes reportedly killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria.

9. The death toll in Venezuela’s political protests has risen to 26 . The number increased this week after two men died on Tuesday from gunshots at separate political demonstrations.

10. The world’s first malaria vaccine is coming to Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi . The on-the-ground testing in a pilot program will be available to babies and children in high-risk areas.

10 trending stories right now

A look at the trending stories this morning – April 21, 2017 – ht the ap.

“1. FRANCE SAYS ELECTION SECURITY MEASURES “FULLY MOBILIZED” AFTER SHOOTING

The Paris prosecutor’s office leading the investigation of the Champs-Elysees attack on police officers says investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman’s car.

2. ARKANSAS CARRIES OUT FIRST EXECUTION SINCE 2005

Ledell Lee’s lethal injection capped a chaotic week of legal wrangling that left Arkansas scrambling to salvage any part of its attempt to execute eight men before one of its drugs expires at the end of April.

3. CHILDREN FATHERED BY RETREATING ISLAMIC STATE FOREIGN FIGHTERS ARE IN LIMBO

One young Tunisian orphan, 2-year-old Tamim Jaboudi, has been in a prison in Tripoli, Libya, for well over a year.

4. WHO WILL WORK TO SMOOTH OVER US RELATIONS WITH AUSTRALIA

Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday more than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the Australian leader.

5. VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION AIMS TO BUILD MOMENTUM OF MASS PROTESTS

The anti-government movement is planning sit-ins on roads, silent marches a day after tens of thousands of protesters were met by curtains of tear gas and rubber bullets.

6. WHY A JAILED PALESTINIAN LEADER IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By organizing a mass hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, Marwan Barghouti has solidified his standing as a likely successor to President Mahmoud Abbas.

7. WHERE PROGRESS OVERCOMING THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION IS SLOW

China adopted its first mental health law five years ago but change is coming slowly within a society that traditionally viewed symptoms such as anxiety as isolated physical problems.

8. SOUTH KOREA ACCUSED OF TARGETING GAY SOLDIERS FOR PROSECUTION

A watchdog group said the army’s effort began after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year.

9. SUSPECT IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, MASS SHOOTING TO MAKE COURT APPEARANCE

Kori Ali Muhammad is charged with killing unarmed security guard Carl Williams at a Motel 6 in Fresno.

10. HOW FANS WILL MARK ANNIVESARY OF PRINCE’S DEATH

At Paisley Park, a full four days of events are on tap, including concert performances by Prince’s former bandmates. Fans who can’t afford those high-priced tickets can head to a street party outside First Avenue.