Category Archives: Luggage

Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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Europe Electronics Ban Update: Good News for Business and Leisure Travelers!

Emily:   A week ago, we found out the electronics ban between the US and Europe was a sure thing.

But via the New York Times, the ban will NOT be implemented, at least for now!  So folks can still use their laptops and tablets in-flight for work and entertainment.  That’s great news!

Europe Electronics Ban Update

You’ll Still Be Able to Bring Your Laptop on Board Flights From Europe to the US

I’ll share why I think the ban did NOT go through.

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Book Your Holiday Travel! Southwest Extends Schedule Through January 7, 2018

If you’re like most folks, you like to plan your holiday travel as soon as possible.  That’s because prices can increase if you wait to book!

Southwest has extended their schedule through January 7, 2018.  So you can now book your Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years flights!  Or just reserve a flight to a balmy climate away from the cold.

And Southwest has a generous refund policy, so you don’t have to worry about booking before your plans are set in stone!

Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend or family member can join you for (almost) free anytime you fly Southwest for up to 2 years!

Book Your Holiday Travel Southwest Extends Schedule Through January 7 2018

You Can Now Book Southwest Flights for Christmas and Beyond!

I’ll share the details about Southwest’s extended schedule.

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Summer Southwest Sale! Book Flights Starting at $42 One-Way

Via Running With Miles, Southwest has released another sale!  Through May 25, 2017, you can book Southwest flights starting at $42 or 1,861 Southwest points one-way.

There aren’t many routes for $42, but the more expensive routes are good deals, as well.  For example, a one-way flight from Washington, DC, to Fort Lauderdale costs just $69 (or 3,669 Southwest points).

You can book domestic travel between August 22 and November 1, 2017, and international travel from August 22 through November 2, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Summer Southwest Sale Book Flights Starting At 42 One Way

Southwest Has Discounted Lots of Domestic Flights and Some International Flights, Too! Like Costa Rica and Aruba

Here’s what you need to know about this deal!

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New, Cheap Option for Flights to Israel – Flights From ~$298 Round-Trip!

WOW Air continues to add exciting destinations at an extra low price!

Via Deals We Like, WOW Air will begin 4 flights per week to Tel Aviv on September 12, 2017.  This is great news, because it gives folks a budget option to reach the Middle East!

And flights are extremely cheap at the moment.  I found round-trip coach flights from Boston to Tel Aviv in late October for $298 on WOW Air.  The next cheapest flight is $626 on Air Canada.

New Cheap Option For Flights To Israel Flights From 298 Round Trip

Tel Aviv Is Just 1 Hour From Jerusalem

Here’s what you need to know about this new route!

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Today’s Daily Getaway: Save $350 on Orbitz Prepaid Hotels

Here’s an easy way to save big on an upcoming hotel stay!

At 1:00 pm Eastern Time, you can buy a $1,000 Orbitz coupon for $650, for a savings of 35%!  There are only 55 coupons available, and they’ll likely sell out immediately.  So you’ll need to be at your computer the second this deal goes live.

Orbitz Promo Code 2017

Book a $1,000 Hotel Stay at Orbitz Prepaid Hotels Around the World and Get 35% Off With This Daily Getaways Sale

But the coupon also comes with lots of restrictions!  I’ll tell you what you need to know, and help you decide if this deal is worth it.
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Are Small Cameras Allowed Onboard Flights Impacted by the Electronics Ban?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Matt, commented:

With the electronics ban on certain flights to the US, do you know if you can bring a small point-and-shoot camera or GoPro in your carry-on luggage?

Great question, Matt.  Passengers and airlines are still adjusting to the electronics ban.

But according to the Department of Homeland Security, the guideline for restricted carry-on items says the electronic device must be larger than a typical smartphone.

While you should be able bring a small GoPro in your carry-on luggage, you might have to check a larger camera depending on the size.

Flight Electronics Ban Cameras

If You’re Traveling on a Route Affected by the Electronics Ban, You Can NOT Bring a Camera on Board That’s Larger Than a Smartphone. But You Should be Able to Bring a Small GoPro

Keep in mind, it’s up to the airlines and airport security to interpret and enforce the electronics ban rules.  So they have the final say about which items you can bring onboard.

I’ll explain what some airlines are doing to help passengers avoid putting expensive electronics equipment in their checked luggage.

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Easily Understand Delta’s Checked Bag Policies With These Handy Charts!

Do you, like many folks, find Delta’s checked baggage fees confusing?

There are a lot of rules and variables that can make the amount you pay for checking a bag very different!  Things like elite status and destination can be the deciding factor for if you’ll pay $0, or $200!

For example, bringing 2 checked bags to Brazil will cost you nothing.  But bringing 2 checked bags to Europe will cost you $100 each way!  It pays to know the rules, so you can budget accordingly!

Delta Baggage Fees

I’ll Break Down Delta’s Confusing Rules So They’re Easy to Grasp

I’ll explain the Delta checked baggage policies, and help you quickly figure out what you can expect to pay for your next trip!

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Southwest Fare Sale Starting at Just $39 One-Way

Good news!  Southwest just released another sale, and you can book Southwest flights for just $39 or 1,657 Southwest points one-way!

There are also other, more expensive routes that are great deals too.  Like a one-way flight from Atlanta to San Antonio for just $94 (or 5,341 Southwest points).

But you’ll need to book by May 5, 2017, for travel between May 16, 2017, and June 14, 2017, or between August 22, 2017, and November 1, 2017.  Eligible travel dates vary by route.

Southwest Fare Sale April 2017

Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, This Fall for as Little as $115 One-Way From 4 US Cities With Southwest’s Latest Fare Sale

Here’s more about this deal.

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If You Like to Read, This App Can Free up Luggage Space!

Here’s an excellent (and educational) way to keep yourself entertained while traveling!

In-flight Wi-Fi can be expensive (if you don’t have access to free Wi-Fi).  And plane rides can be long and boring.  But the Kindle app lets you bring years worth of reading material without extra baggage.  And because you can download your books, you won’t need Wi-Fi to enjoy them!

Kindle App Review

Not Interested in Purchasing a Kindle Device?  Download the Free App Instead!

I’ll give you my Kindle app review.

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