A GATEWAY TO CASINO TOWN – DAMN IT’S All ABOUT THE MONEY

Guesss the placeeeeeeee ?

Hope your March has treated you all pretty well. Let’s hope we all have a productive and a happy April. Yea I might be writing about my travel and stuff but one amazing and important moment I wouldn’t forget my entire life is the release of Wing Commander Abi of the Indian Airforce from Pakistan. I am glad that I could witness such an amazing thing that would live in history for the time to come. So proud and glad he is back to India. Long live the armed forces.

Should we be getting back to our business 😛 Well yea once I was done wandering Los Angeles. Got the cheapest flight ever to the desired destination of any person of my age. The ticket was $38 one way since I was getting back to San Francisco from there.  The place still holds the best artificial place I have ever liked in all the places I have ever roamed. I’ll be honest I have been to this place 6 times, yet always had an amazing time every time I visited 😊 Alright no more holding on to the Place – It is none other than the land of Casino, superficial life, exotic restaurants, and you can imagine the rest after seeing what’s the place. Should I reveal? Have you guys guessed it already? Yea my friends it is the land of impossibilities being a possibility – THE VEGASSSSSSS.

VEGASSSSSSSS <3

The Flight view 🙂

The moment I stepped out of the Flight and walked up to the airport until I can view, all I saw was the Casinos (Picture above). I was really surprised to see how amazing and cool this place is gonna be. I didn’t book a rental as the prices were damn high and I felt the process was tedious without a credit card. But mostly all hotels have shuttle services in Vegas. One important fact you guys must remember while booking a hotel in Vegas is that how close are the hotels from the strip (The main street where all the attractions and happening places are) and does your hotel have the shuttle to drop and pick up from the strip if away from the strip. All said and done, my hotel picked me from the airport.

For all those who think Vegas is expensive, well yes, it is but you can always have a budget trip when planned and executed the right way. The hotels are really cheap but the resort fee is a pain in the ass and still haven’t figured why all the hotels have it until it is worth it. For me, this trip was full of surprises as being the first time to Vegas. I check in at the reception at Palace Station Casino and the receptionist explains me the way to my room like the biggest maze ever. I start my walk to my room and it doesn’t end passing through multiple casinos, restaurants and finally inquiring with a couple of people I reach my room. I enter I switch on the Television it says welcome, Mr. Praveen. What’s your selection with a list of Adult movies. I was like whaaaaatttttt…. The shock never stopped until I ended this plot of the trip.

Got ready after a quick shower, dressed up and boarded the hotel’s shuttle to the strip. I’ll be honest at that point I haven’t watched a lot of Hollywood movies so I just had slightest ideas of Vegas, how would it be. The moment the shuttle dropped at a corner of the strip, I started walking to the strip and I was just awestruck. I couldn’t take my eyes of the lights. Never seen a place so lit, I swear never ever. In Vegas, every evening is just like this and not to speak about the weekends that get even brighter and better. I was really tired and I was sure I couldn’t walk up the whole strip. So I chose to go to the night club and chill at a couple of casinos. I was pretty late already but the crowd was just viral, make it every penny worth 😛

The night went on and on and on. Finally, I got out at somewhere around 5 am, went to my hotel and crashed. I don’t even remember when did I wake up. That was a pretty amazing first night in Vegas. Followed which there was no chance of breakfast, so then the lunch. My taste buds called out Indian, I didn’t have a car so just got to figure out the nearest Indian restaurant. It was totally worth the $10 buffet. I never thought I would stuff in so much 😛 However I was pumpe for the Saturday night, I needed more sleep. You all know I don’t have to remind you guys. Everything is pretty dead in the morning at Vegas. So I chose to sleep a few more hours.

WOW, that was my last night in Vegas. I was pretty pumped to get to the Strip. I just think pictures can speak my walk from 6 pm in the evening to 4.30 am in the morning the next day to every beautiful place possible in Vegas. I barely remember the exact counts of steps but I am sure it was more than 15000 steps. I am totally being honest if at all it should be more than that.

It was one fun experience, For all those who think Vegas is pretty expensive. It is not and my next blog is about “Vegas in the right Budget”. It is a place where you choose how you wanna discover it either balling or budgeting.

See you guys until next blog and one more interesting thing is gonna start up soon. Can’t wait to let you guys know about it “EEEEEEE super pumped for it ” : )

Love <3

Praveen

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The first ever jump to HOLLYWOOD – The story of solo travel in LOS ANGELES

Hey Fam, How is it going? Hope everyone is having an amazing 2019. Congrats to the ones sticking with your new year resolutions and it’s okay we all have been there for the ones who already got rid of your resolutions 😛  Hope you guys took a read through about my Portland blog. If not you still have time to revisit( The road to Portland – First Drive ever). Once my Seattle trip came to an end. The next destination was one of my all time Favorites since I have heard of this name ever since I knew the United States of America as a country. It’s none other than the land of Hollywood – Los Angles. From the amazing Hollywood movies to the Hollywood stars residences to all the amazing job opportunities to what not. Like you all, I was so excited.  

Usually, if I had to do the touristy thing I must have gone somewhere like Universal studios or the Disney. But I was never fascinated by rides or cartoons. Just a fun fact I stopped watching cartoons at 2nd grade lol. Hope you feel me now. I flew to Los Angles on 31st December 2015. How nice would it be to spend your first ever US new year on one of your favorite destinations right? One of my friend from Miami picked me up and dropped me off to a school seniors place at Irvine. Once he was back, He took me out to one of the amazing biriyani places (Isn’t this the reason school seniors are there for 😛 – guys who have regularly read through my blog know where was my schooling – Phases of Life /travel – PART 1) After an amazing treat he planned on catching up with other school seniors and to introduce me to them as well. We booked for a block party(Party where concerts happen between streets and the vehicle entry is blocked for just the party with beverage and food counters)  in Long Beach which is like an hour drive from Los Angeles.

Finally, the new year day started for us at 6 in the evening lol, which I hope would have explained to you guys about the night. whosoever is interested in knowing the story better hit me up privately because I don’t wanna embarrass myself 😛 Was a pretty calm first day of the year getting up at 2 pm, treating ourselves with good Indian food to the tummy and spectacular views of sunset at the Malibu beach. It was all worthwhile.

 Finally, My first ever solo expedition started, with a  cluster of places that I wanted to visit at this beautiful city. All I knew was to make sure that I had charge in my phone as google maps were the only one getting me to places simultaneously keeping pace with the public transport for routes and transits. Renting a car was an easier option but still an expensive option. It was winter when I was traveling which made it even better.  I started off my day at Hollywood walk of fame.

  1. HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME:

Got ready pretty quick as my senior was rushing to office. Moved my lazy ass the earliest I could and reached this famous spot. Not a big movie/series freak those days, couldn’t recognize a ton barring a very few individuals who were really famous from the Dwayne Johnson to the evergreen Micheal Jackson. Got in the steps, as the walk of fame is situated in Hollywood Blvd. The stars are embedded in the shape of a star and plunged into the walkway on both the sides of the road. A pretty good place to shop souvenirs and dine in. Has pretty good restaurants and food chains. 

PS:  One secret tip – You have a place to View the world famous Hollywood sign from the Hollywood and Highland Center. Don’t miss this. The best view is next to the California pizza kitchen or the third floor close to it.

 

         2. LITTLE TOKYO AND CHINATOWN:

Little Tokyo is the so-called replica of Japan and Chinatown is the replica of China. However there is an American fusion, Yet the buildings and the people we meet and shops make us feel like we actually entered an altogether a different piece of land. Food is something I am always down to try especially different cuisines are the best. There is literally restaurants every nook and corner of the street. I am not sure how every restaurant is, but my favorite is Chinchikurin (Link). Dive into the link. 

 

         3. DOWNTOWN LA (DTLA):

Since this was my first visit I was really into the skyscrapers and buildings surrounding me so high and huge. I am not sure how do I explain that feel or put them in words. It was just surreal. It wasn’t a weekday when I visited, so there wasn’t a high intensity of traffic or people rush. Forget about the weekday driving or commute in LA. It’s worse and been experiencing it for the past year and a half. To speak about DTLA, they have the best partying places in the country with amazing bars and Porsche clubs all over DTLA.  I’m sure anyone would have a ball on a Friday or Saturday night 🙂

 

 

       4. Venice Beach:

A pretty place for the 2nd day of the year 2016. A load of people gazing on all sides, birds flying in different directions, people catching fishes and me on the other side traveling alone got to see how beautiful is to be a human being, grasp people’s emotion and I could totally feel the heartfelt happiness from looking at their happy faces. The sunset was such an eventful delight for the eyes. Venice beach is a popular place for the tourist to visit, It has a  broad walk and a pier. Amazing place to take a walk in the evening and maybe have a coffee or drink depending on what time of the day it is 😛

 

I am sure you all would have had got some idea about Los Angeles. Next one is pretty amazing and a very exciting one. 

WAIT FOR IT 🙂 

 

Love, 

Praveen <3

Wanna know how much I made or lost in my First Gambling Attempt – RENO, The Mini Vegas

Hey Folks, Hope everyone is having a good time. I understand I haven’t been as consistent as I use to be, Caught up with job and rituals. As the saying goes better late than never, here we go to the next blog post. Ready to explore how much I made or lost during Gambling.  Just not to jump into the play of what I wanna write to you today. Let’s have a quick talk of my drive from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe (Blog Link). So Finally, we came to the beautiful small city, RENO -decorated with lights everywhere and I could see a ton of posters and banners for Casinos. I did shopping for the baggage claim cost the airline company issued me. As I was getting back to the place I stayed, the sight was just a castle with all the extraordinary arrangements as it was the Christmas the day after.

Hope you could just visualize from the pictures how grand and amazing the place would be. It was too cold and we decided on going to the pool. It should have been around 5-degree Celsius and a hot water pool (The First Picture Below). The best combination I would ever imagine at that point of time after an exhaustive day at a skiing resort. Was I left alone? well No. I was the one babysitting all these kids and making sure they were fine however I had my own moments enjoying the weather, pool, and my inside song (What’s an inside song ? Well, you would hear when your passion meets your hobby. Just kidding I just meant the rhythm that keeps playing when you are happy and your heart feels so light) Just had one such moment. After a long day of stressful activities thought I would go to sleep after draining out completely, but that didn’t happen. The pictures below showcase the grandeur and majestic place of the pepper mill resort (Resort link).

Instead, Uncle and I went on to the Casino floor. That was my First-time experience on entering a Casino and getting to watch so closely what’s really happening there and how are different games and their rules and regulations as well. All that I was doing is watch Uncle what’s he playing and how are things working in the game table. People who don’t wanna hear about Gambling well you should better skip to the next paragraph 😛 Lol, I am serious. So here it goes. The game he played that night was Craps(Picture below). He takes out a $300 and changes them into Casino Coins and brings them over to the table. In the meantime I was just going around tables looking at poker, roulette, baccarat, blackjack etc.. I came around after a while and he makes a total of around $550 and I was like “what the heck”. Then I started to observe the game and how tactically he plays to make that profit. As soon as he made $600, took his investment and just started to play with the profit he made. well, that needed some brain. I was shocked by the amount of profit he was able to make in the short period of time. I made myself clear that I am gonna mint money tomorrow playing this.

As usual got ready and was planning on going to the Ski resort the next day (Pictures explain how enthusiastic I was 😛 ).

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Both the vehicles were loaded with the required ski dresses. There came the twist as we just started to go grab some breakfast, the snow started to shred all over. I was just astonished by the fact how quickly and gorgeous the snow started to cover up the complete place. I was just immersed with this beauty as this was my first time ever seeing the snowfall covering up a complete area and it was the Christmas day. I was so happy to celebrate the first white Christmas. we were just 5 to 10 minutes away from the resort and getting back the short distance was a struggle due to the snow. Do look at the picture and it just explains to you how the atmosphere was changed in just a few hours.

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     Just a comparison of the sudden change (The pics depict them well and the change was just a matter of 2-hour difference )

We were just kinda doing activities within the resort and was trying to while away some time and we were all settling for the Christmas feast at the resort. In the meanwhile, we decided to go to the hot pool maintained at the right temperature. The pool was surrounded by snow and it was such a delightful experience.

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    The snow made all the difference 🙂 

Post which we headed over to dinner as we were hungry after a good pool session. Never been to such a big feast which included food from all over the world and with various varieties. I think the pictures describe them better.

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Once I was done with my dinner if I wasn’t gonna do any physical work I was for sure exploding. Not Exaggerating that’s exactly how much I had. I started walking around to get some food digestion going on. The sight of the gambling boards, the money my uncle made never made me settle. So, I wanted to try my luck out and see how much I make. So I made one of  the unwanted decision ever made in my life to play Craps. And I didn’t know how much should I spend in order to start making money. But somehow, I came up with a total of $40. I was able to understand half of the rules. Based on my understanding,  changed my money into casino coins and I kept a bet on multiple numbers. It was holding for a few minutes and I increased the bet 10 dollars more and all I was left was with the final 10 dollars in hand.The previous round I already lost $30. Already feeling guilty about doing that still my mind didn’t let it go. I finally bet on the last $10 and one more round everything was gone.

Maybe it was a coincidence my mom called me in whats app to say something and I am like I lost $40 bucks in the casino assuming that she is gonna go real hard on me. Back then I didn’t even have a stable income. But on the contrary, she was like gone is gone. Just give it a thought for a moment, If you had given that money to someone who really needs it, the happiness you yield would have been way more than making the profit out of those dollars in gambling. That thought really went deep into my brain. That was the first and last time I gambled.

The next day we packed up and drove all the way back to San Francisco. On the way back we went to a ski resort and did tubing. we had a ball as it was cold but we did have sunshine. Let the pics do the talking.

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    Finally the one good family selfie 🙂 

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After a tiring session, we had a scintillating drive back home due to the picturesque view of the Lake Tahoe.

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I had already planned out on a trip to a mystery place (Letting you know next blog post) and got to meet my childhood bestie after a very long time. Let’s roll soon about that in the next blog post buddies 🙂

Much love,

Praveen <3

 

ROADTRIP – SAN FRANCISCO TO LAKE TAHOE

Hey folks, Hope the last blog post was helpful for you and if you felt so do share it with your friends as well. Let’s get back to my baggage lost story in San Francisco(SFO), After getting my baggage lost form receipt and a whopping offer of $150 to purchase anything of my choice, my family friends picked me up from the airport and I just had to explain them about all the delay. Got back to a 45-minute drive to San Ramon hills next to SFO. Such an amazing house, those were the initial days in the States and that was the very first time ever I was visiting my family friends place which was their own. Mind was like could you even afford to buy such a house, that too in SFO. Well, at least now I know it’s not a big deal if you are gonna live in the US for more than 20 to 25 years. Stories apart let’s get back, borrowing everything from Uncle except my inners 😛 . The shirt and pant were just as loose as it can get lol. Anyways I didn’t have a choice.

I came home around 11.30 pm and we started at around 4.45 am to the location that I haven’t still revealed. Back then I didn’t know how to plan, how to go about places, the modes of transportation, even driving was an issue. This trip was an eye-opener to see how people travel here with family. They were a couple and they had 2 sons as well as 3 relatives visiting them from India. So, we were 8 in total. We had two 7-seater vehicles Uncle drove one vehicle and Aunty drove the another. Finally, we started off to one the coldest location where it’s gonna be snowing and they gave me the snow weather dresses as well. You could look at me and say that wasn’t my dress haha.

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The drive was to LAKE TAHOE, one amazing place I wouldn’t regret going any number of time. Even when you guys see the picture you will feel the same. Such a beautiful place you can enjoy both your summers as well as winters. Summers for the lake and the winters its snow, skiing and the amazing ski resorts.  Cars were allowed only if it had a 4-wheel drive or a chain attached at the wheels to not skid during the snowy areas. So, we were on a drive to the snow resort over in the Lake Tahoe. It was a mountaintop, throughout the way after crossing Sacramento ( Capitol of California )the way was completely capped with snow and it was my first time having a sight of that sort. I just started feeling the awe moment and started taking videos all over. Yet I didn’t see the snowfall. We started driving to the peak of the mountain where the ski place is.

 

 

Even then when I was in parking I didn’t see anything that was making me all excited. The moment when we got out and felt the – 40C with the beautiful snowcapped mountain view I just fell for it. I could get over the view even today. Got ourselves with the skiing kit with the kids. We went to the skiing area and I was like wow how do these kids do it so amazing. I just felt it’s kind of so easy to do it. Trust me when I wore those skiing kit and took a step ahead I was like, can I give it back and look at the amazing people doing it. But I didn’t leave the spirit to let’s see how far it’s going to be challenging? I was a beginner was assigned to a trainer and then he literally thought me as you would to a child as in how to move, how to stop and pretty much how to turn. I took so long in learning them, in the meantime, the kids with started getting hungry.  So, had lunch probably a burger I suppose.

The Few Shades of me Skiing 🙂 

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Then the real fun started as in to go in a rail to reach the top of the ski area and ski from the top, as the evening proceeds the temperature again started dropping. In the coldest of weather snowflakes all over I did try skiing, it was mostly falling and getting off from the top a mountain. But I never quit, kept on trying even at a point where my one leg got caught in the snow and another one moving, in the numbness of the cold I just felt my legs are done it’s for sure a fracture. I couldn’t feel my leg nor I was able to take my ski pads stuck deep in the snow. Somehow pulled inch by inch to get me out of that trap. Finally, we called the day off, then someone remembers about the baggage claim, don’t have to think who is that. That’s none another than me lol. So, when we started driving to stay at a closer resort in a different city called Reno. It was an hour an and a half drive from there. In the meantime, I was calling up United airlines and they were like “Sorry sir, but the bag is still stuck in SFO and it is in Transit”. I got really mad but I couldn’t shout at them as I was with my family friends. Anyhow he increased the price to an amount of $250 (As a matter of fact my ticket was priced at only $280 ).

We were travelling back to a small but a beautiful city called Reno. And stores close around 9ish because the city was famous for its casinos and pretty much it. I literally didn’t have anything to wear the next day. So I was in a compulsion and I needed to get everything before the store closes. Somehow I made it, So happy that I made it plus I can shop for $250. It was quite some time since I moved over to the US, and that was really a great amount for me to spend on a one-day shopping. I did get all the clothes from all expensive brands lol. Finally done with shopping and getting back happily, I see my delivered it to my room in the hotel. It was a like a buy one get one free kinda feel.

With this happy note, let’s see how we spend the next couple of days in such a beautiful location 🙂

Love,

Praveen 🙂

TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE TAKING A FLIGHT

Hey everyone, how is the heat treating you? Yaas summer it is, but honestly who cares about heat when you get time to travel to beautiful destinations and with sun everything is a just a notch brighter and prettier.  Today’s blog is just a guideline for you if you are a frequent traveler, a newbie to travel or a traveler on and off when you got time. This post is gonna help you not miss, get all your desirable perks and be a pro in a flight travel. Not to boast but giving you the background, I have traveled almost 5 to 6 international airlines and more 10 domestic airline carriers across the globe. Yes, I have made so many blenders which I don’t want you to commit. So here you go.

To accomplish all this, all you need to do – is to just follow the 10 steps below 🙂

I am letting you guys know what I learned the harder way, do follow this and I am pretty sure 99% you would not have any hiccups in your flight journey or maybe with respect to any sort of transportation.

1. Checking your Name, Date of Travel and Place of travel:

The most important and the first step you need to do is make sure all your details that you input for the flight are in accordance with your actual schedule (Dates and months to be verified) and as per your government documents(Name and Date of birth). Most flights have the option for the travelers to change it within 4 hours to 24 hours from the time of booking. So, make sure you guys have a check once you book your tickets, usually, we conceive in our mind what we had given is right but double checking is always better.

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My experience: Did this mistake N number of times, I went to meet my friend in Seattle and I was supposed to fly to Los Angeles on 31st of December to have my new year gala at Los Angeles. I was about to check in on the 30th of December and my ticket was booked for 30th of January. Well, pay another $160 for a silly mistake. This list doesn’t stop from name changes to schedule changes. Well, I was fortunate enough to escape because of the 24-hour flight change policy quite a few times- but honestly why to risk it instead of verifying a couple of seconds.

2.  Checking-In in Advance:

Hey, is it a big deal to check in within 24 hours of the flight? Well, the answer is yes, it is. It’s not that it reduces the time drastically but also makes sure you have a seat. There are chances if you don’t check in earlier you end up waiting in the general line where people wait to check in the luggage (This reduces your time for security check, time to sip a cocktail at the lounge or even have some delicious food from your favorite restaurant). The list doesn’t stop right there, It can make you wait for a seat even till the last moment till everyone board (Your mind voice: Is this guy serious? I am not kidding, It has happened to one of my very own friends). One more additional advantage, I am not sure of domestic airlines of different countries but the domestic airlines in the USA charge less if we check in our bag when we check in.

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3.  Dress as per Destination:

The common mistake we do as a traveler or even just as a passenger is we get to pack dresses as per the source place instead of the destination. If you are traveling for whatever span, you always have the option of finding on the internet, how is the weather going to behave for the days that we are gonna stay at that place. Just a fun fact mostly in the world we assume June, July and August are summers but those are winters for people who live in Australia. So always make sure pack your pieces of luggage with the right combination of dresses in terms of climate as well as culture (If you wanna blend in a little bit 😛 )

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4.  Gate Change Update:

Well, one more Concerning thing that you as a passenger must know. Is it fine if I am done with security check and get to the gate? Can I relax and don’t care about anything until they call me to get on the flight?

Hell No, that’s when you gotta pay attention to every announcement that hears by your ear. Gates that the boarding pass say is not always going to be final, it can change due to technical reasons. It is even more catastrophic if there is a terminal change (Which usually doesn’t happen that often). So, the only thing we need to do is pay attention to the announcements and try to sit in the gate where our flight was intended to fly from.

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5.  Do’s and Don’ts for a Carry-On bag:

There are always restrictions in Carry-On baggage in terms of size, weight as well as things. One of the blog posts which gave a complete description of the restrictions has been added please go through it if in case you have any doubts about whether you need to carry them or Nah. (Carry on restrictions).

Few things I always have doubts about personally are Will I be allowed to carry food? Since they have restrictions on liquid, Can the food be semi-solid? As I guy Can I carry a razor? Few questions which knocked my mind when I was penning down my thoughts.

Answers are yes we will be allowed to carry food as long as it’s not semisolid or liquid. For example, I am a south Indian who loves parota with salna – which I usually don’t get in most of the Indian restaurants (For those who don’t know what it does mean just google it or I am putting up the link where I purchased in the USA – Restaurant) Well no shamming I am proud foodie 🙂  The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) didn’t allow me the salna or gravy whatever you wanna call since it was semi-solid. Razors, as well as a solid food substance, are fine to carry in a Carry-On baggage.

Any liquid item has a restriction and TSA’s official page has its description on what the weight we need to carry and exceptions on stuff like medication and infant items – Have a look a the link. (Liquid Restriction)

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6.  Size and Weight restriction:

As a traveler, the thing you would hate the most is to pack and unpack within the flights constrained weight allowances. Every carrier has their own restrictions and allowable criteria make sure to check the respective weight criterion of the airline you are gonna travel. Usually when its international you would be given with two check-in baggage (23 Kgs each), a carry-on baggage and a personal item. In a domestic flight, it completely depends on the country and the carrier varies from just a personal item, or just a carry on with it or even free of cost check-in baggage. This completely depends on the carrier. This is more important when you need to choose what the purpose of the visit, if you are shifting from one location to another (It is better to prefer the airline which gives free checked in Baggage) or If you are going on a short trip for three days you wouldn’t even require a carry on Baggage so prefer to choose a cheap and non-baggage friendly airline. Blog post for size restrictions( Size restrictions ) Always double check with the airline for the latest update. 

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7. Parking / Uber Choice:

The Choice of transport to/from airport depends on three factors,

1. Traffic 2. Distance and 3. Economy

Traffic: So basically, in a city like Los Angeles or Bengaluru traffic gets in the way so badly that it can take several hours for us to reach the airport. God bless Google map, keep checking the estimated time of arrival when you are planning on driving or even using the public transport such as a bus or a metro.

Distance: If you live far away from the airport and your trip is as short as 2 to 3 days. Most of the Cities have parking next to the airports and those parking centers provide shuttles to the airport. So, it’s a win, you arrive on time, don’t have to wait for a public transport and obviously more comfortable.

Economy: Three options, Either we just use Uber (Something similar to the App like Lyft or Ola), Or have our own car parked in any of the airport parking centers or use a public transport. As a traveler work out the math which comes out to be cheaper and ofcourse use the effective one.

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8. Netflix/Song Download:

Flight experiences are amazing but at the same time if you fly in the nights or its really sunny outside and you don’t open the shades on the window. you are going to be completely bored especially if you travel alone. Adding to it, if you completely have a boring or a silent person next to you. you are done. That’s why always when you know you are gonna fly, download songs and shows of your Interest so that you never get bored. Few flights provide WIFI service in the air but it’s too pricey.

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9. Free Upgrades to Business Class:

Have you ever heard of this concept? you pay for an economy ticket and just because there is an availability on the business class the airline company upgrades your ticket to a business class one. Well, I am not kidding I have known friends who have had this amazing opportunity. I wish I can get one day but it has never happened as of now. It’s always better to go and ask when you are check-in in your baggage or even at the gate when you are about to enter your flight. If there is an availability for a business class and if their answer is yes we do have but you gotta pay for it. All that you can answer as well I am good for now, I was just looking for a free upgrade if in case you guys have it. It’s okay to not get but it’s not okay to ask lol. You never know whether that’s gonna be your lucky day.

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10. Baggage Loss:

The 10th and the most important section is baggage loss. What should I do if my baggage is lost? The answer is to keep calm and you are definitely not responsible for it. Make sure to complain to the respective airline companies baggage claim team and fill out the required forms.  The airline company or the insurance company take up the complete responsibility to bring the luggage to your own home address. Apart from that as a customer we also can purchase things for the amount sanctioned by the airline company during the phase of getting our luggage to our phase. Every airline has its own limit if you are not sure of the amount then check their website or call customer service which is always a better option. Just not waiting for your baggage delays might as well use your flying perks.

Any doubts you guys have feel free to reach out to me. I’ll try my best answering them or at least try to guide on where could you find the answers for.

Feel free to share with your friends who would need these tips 🙂

Have an amazing weekend you all <3

Love,

Praveen