(source) If there is one thing I’ve been having a hard time wrapping my head around since moving from across the border of Detroit, to north-east of Toronto – it is the fact that it extremely difficult for traveling families to find a flight under $200+ (all in) one way. Perhaps it is just my fond memories, but it wasn’t that many years ago that my then family-of-three flew from Detroit to Los Angeles for $250 round trip, taxes in. As if flights weren’t pricey enough, word via MSNBC is that it is about to become even more expensive for […] Continue reading →

American Airlines issued a new rule starting today that may have some traveling families up in arms. Effective June 1, 2011 all large strollers must be checked as baggage. In other words – no more gate-checking, unless you have a lightweight. This is going to be mighty inconvenient for those passengers who have small children. I know from experience a stroller is nothing short of a lifesaver during our travels – especially at the airport! Starting today, “all strollers that are large, non-collapsible or over 20 lbs.” must be checked at the ticket counter. If you have a lightweight, collapsible […] Continue reading →

If you’re like me and prefer to find the best deal possible when traveling, you most likely search for your travel deals on websites like Orbitz, Travelocity, Red Tag and Expedia to compare rates and flight times. Starting today, you won’t be able to compare American Airline flights on Orbitz.com, because the airline and the online travel company severed their relationship on Tuesday after an Illinois court confirmed that AA could in fact cancel their contract. This comes as a surprise considering, “American Airlines, through its holding company AMR Corp (AMR, Fortune 500)., was one of five original founders of […] Continue reading →