As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids.
No one wants to get sick while traveling or immediately thereafter, especially because your desk gets buried in work while you're even briefly away. Many aspects of air travel, however, increase the prospects of picking up an illness.
Free alcohol, fully-reclining seats, the packet of beauty products: ah the perks of business class. Unfortunately, my seat number is higher in the double digits, so I make do with my own airplane beauty kit.