My wife and I are generally pack the night before kind of people. Though I was hoping this might change now that we have a child in tow, I don’t think it’s going to change too much. Still, this is where our planning is a few days before our flight – I aim to talk about how it all worked out after the fact. Some of the issues we are considering:
When I was in Europe a few years ago, before I got into this whole points thing, I distinctly remember taking an Air Europa flight and sitting in the very last row. Since I had booked through Orbitz, I was only able to select seats on the American carriers, so I got stuck with an assigned seat. As you can see, after I booked my in-laws trip to Asia, they too were left hung out to dry seat-wise (two Lufthansa and four Thai Airways flights). I’ve since learned how to get seat assignments on most foreign carriers – and what I’m sharing about it should work on travel you paid for, too!
I’m taking a break from my Education of a Points Freak to talk about a real life award booking I just made for my in-laws. I find it’s easiest to learn how to book award space by just doing it. I’ve played around with a lot of dummy bookings, but it’s more fun to look for actual awards. Helping my in-laws book their upcoming trip to Asia helped spur me on to write this blog, so hopefully their itinerary will be helpful to anyone reading!