Renting a car?
Reserve a subcompact.
Why: Often, they won’t have one available; so they’ll upgrade you.
If they do have a subcompact available, and you need something bigger, you can always upgrade on the spot.
“Hanging your clothes in a hot shower takes out the wrinkles, but steam them for no more than five minutes, or they’ll develop water marks.”
Famous radio consultant Mike McVay, possibly the only person I know who travels more than I do.
To make the most of long flights, pack a spare laptop battery…or two.
They never seem to stay-charged as long as the claims you read when you bought your computer.
And, as a battery ages, the charge doesn’t last as long.
And you can only re-charge a battery X-number-of-times.
So try to avoid re-charging a battery that is, for instance, 2/3 charged.
Flying Southwest Airlines?
You want seat #12F.
On many planes, it’s the only seat with no seat in front of it.
And 12F doesn’t just guarantee legroom.
Southwest really packs ‘em in.
So — in any seat but 12F — you won’t be able to use your laptop if the person in front of you reclines.
On some aircraft, there’s no seat in front of #11A either.
If a through passenger hasn’t already grabbed your dream seat, you’ll need to, pronto. That means “A” boarding group.
Hit www.IflySWA.com no-later-than 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds before scheduled departure, and check-in online.