How to Make a Connecting Flight

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An ideal flight plan is a non-stop ticket to your destination. However, this does not usually happen since airlines stop at other destinations to save costs and maximize their number of passengers. Connecting flights are also cheaper, so many travelers choose them. Listed below are some tips to keep your flight connections as painless as possible.

Check the Schedule

While flying, look at the magazines in the front pocket. They will usually have airport maps and airline routes. You can use this information to determine when you are arriving and where the departure and arriving gates are located. In addition, you should also decide what path you will need to take to get from one area to another.

Listen Closely

Pay attention to any announcements that are made while your plane is taxiing to the gate. If there have been delays or gate changes to your connecting flight, you will likely hear it broadcasted. This usually happens before the passengers start to get up and collect their luggage.


Collect all you carry-on hartmann luggage to bring off the plane with you. Look at spinner luggage reviews that feature lightweight, strong bags since you may need to run from one stop to another. Baggage handlers will usually transfer your bags from one plane to the other, so you do not need to worry about visiting the baggage claim. The only time you would have to go to the baggage claim is if you flew internationally and need a connecting flight within your destination country.

After leaving the airplane, you should ask the gate agent to consider your flight. Many agents stand just outside the door when exiting the plane, so ask them for flying information. If there is an impossibly short period between your flight connections, you should contact the airline immediately.

Business Class Flights to San Andres

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Getting the best deal for your business class travel to San Andres is very much depending on the place of your departure as well as the final destination, the airport you will be arriving to. There are several daily connections to choose from, mainly from mainland Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and also from Canada. Travelers from European airports have no other option, than transit through International Airport in Bogota, or any other Colombian airport serving charters to San Andres.

Though you can book your business class flight to San Andres all year around, booking well in advance is essential especially during the peak seasons (December to January and June to July) as flights during this time may be short of supply. You can search online for the best deals available or contact your travel agent who will be happy to help to find the best available flight that will suit your budget and your needs.

If you are not on the budget, and if you don’t mind splurging few hundreds more on your ticket, then look for the business premier class seats if possible. Most of the premier class seats also include additional facilities that will make your flight more pleasurable and you will fly to San Andres in style. Large beds with pillows and duvet, high resolution LCD screen with on-demand movies, in-seat power port and adequate personal items storage to name a few. Most of the European Airliners offers stopovers in Costa Rica or Bogota, where you can stay for night or two.

Apart from your shirt and suit for your business needs, shorts, flip-flops and plenty of sunscreen is what you will need in this so-casual archipelago. Whether you are coming to San Andres to open a fruit smoothie bar or close an important business deal, if you have few days to spare on your business trip, bring a swimming gear and underwater camera with you too. Mosquito repellent and sea-sickness pills are also essential.