How we liked San Francisco International Airport Centurion Lounge

  As an American Express Platinum Member, visiting one of the Centurion Lounges has been on my bucket list for some time. Last week I finally got a chance to try out the San Francisco International airport’s Centurion Lounge. Oddly enough, I managed to pass it twice times in the past year but never went… Read More

The Good, Bad and Ugly Sides to the United Dragging Incident

This past week, we were all reminded how stressful flying has become in the past few years. If invasive TSA checks and minimal leg space weren’t enough of a deterrent, this week’s story about a passenger forcibly dragged out of a United plane may change some people’s perspectives. Clearly, there will be multiple investigations and lawsuits… Read More

Airline offers to ‘bump you off ‘a flight? Grab it!

Nowadays it’s becoming more commonplace for airlines to overbook. These companies then try to persuade some travelers to take a different flight due to filled seats.  Throughout our years of travel, we’ve been approached many times to volunteer to be ‘bumped off’ but never agreed to it.   We typically book specific seats far ahead… Read More

How the Electronic Ban will affect Traveling with Autism

Much as been said in the past few days about the new reveal electronic ban that the UK and US have put into effect. Since its reveal on  March 20th, 2017, many have spoken for and mostly against the new regulations. It even has a trending Twitter hashtag at #electronicban! For the few people who… Read More

Nine Ways to Accommodate Kids with Autism while Flying

Airline travel is a stressful experience for any family. For a family with children with autism, however, there are many aspects to airports that are not autism-friendly by default. To help mitigate problems, parents need to be proactive in both contacting the airline and preparing themselves. Here are our nine tips for accommodating children with… Read More

Flying LATAM Airlines with Autism

    LATAM is an airline that mainly flies to and from South America, so we hadn’t flown with them until we decided to visit Peru. One of the main reasons we chose LATAM was that I had British Airways miles that could be used to cover four tickets round trip from Los Angeles to… Read More

Business Class on Air New Zealand is Luxury Defined

Some people say that the most surprise events make for the best stories, and in our case, our experience with Air New Zealand exemplifies exactly that! We had originally booked a flight from Lisbon to Zürich connecting to LA which ultimately fell through when our Lisbon to Zürich segment flight was late. This change of… Read More

Ten Questions and Tips for Families Flying with Autism

Flying can be a stressful experience filled with lots of complicating factors. Families with autism will likely run into problems adjusting to the often confusing, overstimulating environment of an airplane. Not to mention that most airlines do not have the ability to provide every accommodation, so parents are often on their own. The following is a list… Read More

Flying Virgin America with Autism

We recently flew Virgin America out of LAX. Overall, the experience surpassed our expectations in accommodations, entertainment, comfort, and compassion for autism travel.  Booking Process I booked our flights on the Virgin America website, though I ended up having to fly a week earlier than my husband and my son who has autism. All three… Read More

Flying on Delta Airline’s Economy with Autism

We recently flew in economy class on a Delta 757D aircraft. Our original plans changed in the 11th hour; here’s a review of our autism travel experience with Delta Airlines without any advance coordination or accommodation.  Booking Process Our flight with Delta began with a booking on United and due unforeseen circumstances we were transferred at the… Read More

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