As I said in the previous post, I’m going to Oklahoma City this fall, Lord willing. But get this:
- I have never made my own hotel reservations
- I haven’t flown on a plane in 30 years
- I travel so little, I don’t even own luggage
Do you know how much flying has changed in thirty years? Not only was this before stricter security regulations, and before internet access for ticket purchases, it was even before airline deregulation. (If you don’t remember the big to-do over airline deregulation, I am probably old enough to be your mother.) What hasn’t changed about flying since I was last on a plane?
So you see, I am in need of all kinds of helpful hints and advice. The best place and time to buy my airline ticket. How do I know if it’s smarter to use my local airport or travel an hour away to a bigger airport? How soon before departure should I arrive at the airport? What’s the smartest way to pack? What’s the most convenient luggage? Who sells good luggage and who sells crap? How to dress comfortably, both on the plane and in Oklahoma City, where it could be anywhere from 75F to 90F at that time of the year? And probably a zillion other questions that I don’t know enough to ask. In general, how do I travel cheaper, smarter, and hassle-free? Ok, minimize the hassles.
All those times when you wanted to give someone advice, and you didn’t, because it wasn’t polite? Now you can make up for it. I’m asking for advice, and I sure hope you don’t disappoint me.