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Crazy Travel Schedule Ahead

October 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tomorrow: St. Louis. This weekend: Vancouver, BC. Next week: NYC. The following week: Seoul, Korea. Two weeks later: Charlotte, NC. The week after that: Thailand. Shwew! Even this Travel Betty is tired just thinking about it.

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Tags: Air Travel

What the Airline Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know: We Have the Power to Fight The Fees

February 7th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Please excuse me a minute, I think I’m gonna to rant… Do you hate paying good money for bad food on an airplane? Do you hate having to make repeated purchases of 3 oz. bottles of hair gel because a full-sized bottle results in a $35 checked luggage fee each way? Do you resent your [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Travel Insights

How Hypnotherapy Helped Me Manage Panic Attacks And Travel More Fearlessly

December 20th, 2008 · 15 Comments

As noted in my open letter to Benjamin Weisman, I suffer from panic attacks. They started back when I was in grad school, but they weren’t too bad then. Usually they occurred while I was driving and I’d just roll down the window or turn on the AC to feel something moving around me and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Bali · Egypt · Health

9 Reasons Virgin America Is The Best Domestic Airline Flying Today

October 8th, 2008 · 34 Comments

1. Flies out of SFO’s International terminal, so you get to feel like you’re a global jet-setter even if you’re just going to Seattle. The terminal is newer, more spacious, has better food and is a much more relaxed environment than the domestic terminals. This has nothing to do with Virgin America, but it sure [...]

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Tags: Air Travel

Travel Betty Quick Tips: Picking Your Seats On A Flight

November 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It goes without saying that when you fly, you should reserve seats ahead of time, least you end up in the dreaded middle. But it’s also important that when you’re flying on consecutive flights, especially long ones, that you alternate between the left and right sides of the plane or switch up between window and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips

Should You Bother Ordering A Special Meal On Your Next Singapore Airlines Flight?

November 12th, 2007 · 8 Comments

I’d heard a lot about Singapore Airlines having the best food of any airline. But, if you set one of their default meals down in front of me along with any other airlines’, I wouldn’t be able to tell which was which. On the way over to Bali, my meal was fine, but not notable [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Food and Drink · Travel Insights

How To Relax After A 15-Hour Flight To Hong Kong

October 20th, 2007 · 11 Comments

A man in Hong Kong is caressing me and yet we’ve barely even exchanged hellos. I’m at the airport, in a delicious place called Oriental Healing Art next to gate 41 and I’m indulging in something I always seem to talk myself out of when traveling. A foot massage. After a 15 hour flight, my [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Health · Hong Kong

Want To Get Upgraded To Business Class? Avoid Travel Betty’s Rookie Mistake.

October 20th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Upgrades are rare. Even if you’re willing to dole out miles for the pleasure. If you’re willing to dole out money, more power to you, Richie Rich. Here’s a recent lesson I lived and learned so you don’t have to make the same mistake. My grand plan back when I first conceived of the Bali [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Tips

Why Is Alaska Airlines So In Love With Reggae Sensation, Bob Marley?

September 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments

You know when sometimes you just don’t spend time to think things through? You just take it all at face value? I mean, am I the only one who just automatically accepted that Alaska Airlines had painted Bob Marley on the tails of their planes? Seriously, one day I finally stopped for a moment and [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Pop Culture

Flying United? Breeze Through Security At SFO

August 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

So Travel Boyfriend, as sweet as he is, decided to take me to New Orleans for my birthday. He had a business trip scheduled there during my birthday week (Yes, I celebrate the whole week. I’m a Leo after all.) and I decided that instead of going for just a long weekend or whatnot, that [...]

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Tags: Air Travel · Northern California · Tips · USA