As summer winds down and the winds move into fall, flying can be one of the most stressful times for many. So, what are the top three takeaways for those of us taking a trip? Here are the top flying rights in 2019, based on the union-sponsored, pilots-supported, Airlines For America (A4A) pre-polished Tips for Frequent Fliers.
1. Is it the right time to fly?
The latest survey on capacity — the total of available seats during a specific period of time — shows we’re still drowning in flights. Domestic passengers will be able to fly 1.8 billion more miles by year-end, but actual flying is down 20 percent since 2000. Luckily, the average change in one-way airfares is at a ten-year low, according to statistics from Yapta.com. So the time to fly is never too tight, but the peak travel season is creeping up.
2. Are you tired of baggage handling?
Baggage problems can suck the good vibe out of the otherwise awesome travel experience. It’s going to take more than dedicated, experienced TSA agents to keep you satisfied. The best defense is up front communication between the flight crew and the passenger at least hour before takeoff. Just sayin’.