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Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in In-Flight Insider News, Insider Travel Tips |

Three Surprising Reasons Your Passport May Not Be Valid For Travel

Three Surprising Reasons Your Passport May Not Be Valid For Travel

Your tickets are purchased, your bags are packed, you’ve checked to see if your destination requires a visa… but have you checked to make sure your passport is valid for travel?  When it comes to passport advice, I turn to G3 Visas and Passports on the best ways to avoid complications before travel. 1. Check Your Expiration Date “All too often, we receive frantic calls from the airport from travelers who have been denied boarding because their passport is too close to its expiration date” says a representative from G3 Visas and Passports. Almost every country in the world follows the “six month rule,” meaning that your passport must be valid for six months after your planned departure from the country (it’s not just a government issue, it’s the airline’s policy).  Even if you don’t have any travel planned, we recommend that you keep an eye on your expiry date and renew your passport when it nears that six-month mark. 2. Check Your Pages Before you travel, flip through your passport and...

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Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Life in Flight Blog |

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

We hear about the power of gratitude all the time. Why is gratitude so important? What does it really DO for us? Doris Day said it so brilliantly when she said “Gratitude is Riches. Complaint is Poverty.” Please enjoy this inspiring infographic courtesy of Mindvalley...

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Life in Flight Blog |

The Best Advice Doris Day Gave Me

The Best Advice Doris Day Gave Me

Years ago I was inspired to send a letter to Doris Day. Prompted by the sad passing of Frank Sinatra (in 1998), I thought … why not send a letter of appreciation to one of my favorite actresses (while she is still here)? As most of my friends know, Doris Day is one of my all time favorite movie stars. I have seen all of her films countless times. And on cold bleak winter days I like to watch lighthearted movies like “That Touch of Mink” with the dashing Cary Grant or “Pillow Talk” with Rock Hudson. It was a short note. I introduced myself and explained how much I appreciated her uplifting movies and how I thought that she authentically brought a bright ray of sunshine to her many films.  Since she is also an animal lover, I made sure include a photo of me with my pets. In closing, because she has lived an extraordinary life, I asked her one question. “What’s the best piece of advice you give people?” I...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Life in Flight Blog |

What You Can Do When Someone’s Upset

What You Can Do When Someone’s Upset

Claudia and I have a deal. When she’s really annoyed and needs to vent, she calls me. Beyond being a very close friend – Claudia is one of my “Trust Tree” friends – it’s been our deal for 18 years. Our pact started because one afternoon, when things weren’t going the way she wanted them to go she just let it rip. To my delight I discovered that when Claudia is all riled up, she’s a bit like Jerry Seinfeld with a razor sharp wit but yet somewhat self-deprecating.  After she had vented her frustrations, I was doubled over (from laughter). My laughing made her vent even more, and then “poof!” it was over and she felt much better. Of course not all venting can be funny. But I was onto something… My experience with other friends was different. When they were upset, I’d immediately feel upset for them. I’d brace myself, start to do damage control because I never want any of my friends to be in pain. My default...

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