Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How the Air Fare Game Works

Aruba Bound
I have heard people say they think airlines set airfares by throwing darts at target prices on a wall. It is actually much more complicated than that.

"Every airline employs a cadre of fare revenue managers. These are the folks who adjust airfares throughout the day, depending on route, season, demand, supply and other factors. They're a notoriously tight-lipped bunch, but, on condition of anonymity, we got one to explain how the fare game works."

Confessions of an Airline Revenue Manager

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Traveling to Aruba With Prescription Medication

Aruba Bound
Do yourself the favor of avoiding lots of aggravation and pack your prescription medications in your carry on. It may be more convenient to pack them in your luggage, but what would you do if you end up in Aruba without your luggage and thus no medicine? Most people do not travel with written copies of their prescriptions.

I learned this lesson the hard way. Not wanting to lug a carry on, I packed my meds in my suitcase. The suitcase did not make it to my destination, thus I had NO medication.

Fortunately I was only traveling domestically and the luggage was delivered to my accommodations about 7 hours after my arrival.

My tips for traveling with medication.