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Turns out, there is a nice way to say everything. Jet lag, flight delays, crammed airplane seats: Getting from point A to point B doesn't always bring out the best in us. But to make it through some of travel’s most stressful scenarios, you have to stay calm and choose your words wisely. Speak like this for smooth sailing through any want-to-pull-your-hair-out-and-scream situation.
[gallery size="full" columns="1" link="none" ids="18789,18786,18784,18782"]Instead of spending all day in an airport waiting for your connecting flight, take advantage of these eight airlines's stopover programs, where you can spend up to a week exploring a new city, often for no extra fee. From Toronto to Dubai, happy exploring.
Talking to people on planes is a hotly debated topic. Some stick with their plan to stay silent: wine, window seat, eye mask. Others open themselves up to conversation, and even end up meeting their soulmates. Bottom line? Most people have a story about meeting someone on a plane—good or bad.
We all deserve a good vacation, but every seasoned traveler knows there is a certain point where happiness peaks and homesickness starts to set in. A new study from the University of Tampere in Finland has pinpointed how long your next trip should be to maximize enjoyment and return home refreshed.
TSA Lines: Why They're So Long, and What You Can Do About It With travelers increasingly frustrated, the Transportation Security Administration has finally spoken. Long lines at airports are nothing new. Yet in recent weeks, understaffing, heightened periods of travel, and stricter security measures have created a perfect storm and brought the issue to a boiling point: Port Authority has threatened to replace the TSA with private contractors, and airlines have spoken out on behalf of the traveler. There's even a designated hashtag—#IHateTheWait—and viral videos of passengers stuck in long lines, and at airports overnight. Now, the TSA is finally addressing the issue
How to Travel With an Engagement Ring You've picked a proposal location—now how do you get the ring there without ruining the surprise? There are all kinds of reasons to propose while you're on a trip—perhaps it’s a place that has sentimental meaning for you and your significant other, or it’s when he or she will least expect it. Or maybe you just want a spectacular backdrop for the big moment. Regardless, additional complications come up when you’re surreptitiously traveling with a ring—what happens if TSA rifles through your baggage? Or if you set off a metal detector? Where in the hotel room do you hide an engagement ring? We lay out the logistics of traveling with a ring—so you can focus on the rest of the proposal.