More Posts On: Advice

How to Disable Infinite Scroll on FlyerTalk

When FlyerTalk underwent an upgrade to the software that powers it on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, a functionality known as Infinite Scroll became the default in terms of viewing content — and many FlyerTalk members expressed their dislike for it for a variety of reasons.

If you happen to be one of those FlyerTalk members, you can easily turn Infinite Scroll off…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Do Not Lock Yourself Out of Your Hotel Room

A rare moment for me occurred when I accidentally left my key cards in the room just as the loud click came from the door to my room as it shut, assuring me that my belongings are safe and protected — from me as well as almost anyone else.

No problem, I thought, as I was on my way to…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Have Vehicle Damage Officially Recorded Before Leaving the Rental Car Facility

“It really only takes under 1 minute to video around the car and zoom in on anything that you may be charged for after the fact when a rental company says ‘you’ did this to the car. The only mistake I made was not panning the camera up to show I was still at the airport and the slot the car was in (will make sure I do that next time).”

You can indeed potentially save yourself time and trouble with this advice which was imparted by…

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New Travel Warning to Mexico Issued: Should You Avoid Going There?

Citing violent crimes on American citizens — including homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery — as a result of the activities of criminal organizations, the Department of State of the United States issued this official warning alerting to the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico…

…but does that mean that you should not travel there?

Before attempting to answer that question, here is an excerpt from the official warning…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Do Not Try to Park For Free at a Hotel Near the Airport

“Has anyone parked at hotels without staying there and leaving your the car for 2-3 days without getting in trouble ? if so what hotels do u use? I’m thinking ill be using a high traffic hotel so hopefully they don’t notice my car!”

FlyerTalk member futbol90x is already starting off on the wrong foot with that question.

First…

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Why You Would Need an International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit is considered to be a valid form of identification in 199 countries and autonomous territories worldwide and contains your name, photograph and driver information — and many countries highly recommend carrying one along with your driver’s license…

…but an important reason to carry an International Driving Permit is because…

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Reminder: You Do Not Get If You Do Not Ask

Wanting to sit next to his wife aboard an airplane as they rarely travel alone, Edward Pizzarello of Pizza in Motion reasoned that “there’s no way I would ever ask someone to switch from an aisle seat to a window in this situation.”

The situation to which he referred was…

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Literally Breaking News: Why You Should Keep Your Feet Off the Dashboard

“Sad story but a good reminder not to do this. I shared with my teenager who is wont to prop her feet up on the dash and thinks I’m being stupid for making her take them down”, Ryan — who is a reader of The Gate — posted in response to this article I wrote two years and two days ago pertaining to the one reason why you should keep your feet off of the dashboard when inside of a moving vehicle. “Hopefully it starts to sink in.”

When I wrote the aforementioned article back on…

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