Tag: "free"

10 things that are still usually free on planes

A good article here for those struggling to survive economy class service on longer flights. There are some things you can get for free that might help make the flight more bearable.

I think I’ve asked for entire water bottles and extra water bottles instead of settling for a little tiny cup of water. I’ve had mixed luck asking for seconds. Sometimes i can get an extra bag of nuts or something. Maybe once I actually got an extra meal, but I’ve been shot down more than a few times. I had never thought of requesting a cockpit tour, but I might be tempted next time I’m not anxious to get through immigration as quickly as possible. The only problem is that I’m always anxious to get where I’m going.

Sanitizing Wipes
The Whole Can (instead of just that little plastic cup)
Wing Pins for Kids
Basic Medicines and Bandages (painkillers and antacids)
Water-Bottle Refills
Short-Term Babysitting
Help Finding a Doctor
Seconds (since those little snack bags won’t fill you up)
Help Switching Seats
Cockpit Tours (pilots often have a little time after the flight)

Megabus offering free rides to kcik off 2013

I know many travelers think of buses as just a notch above matatus, but…

Megabus is offering up 200,000 free seats to passengers traveling within the U.S. or Canada. The deal is offered to those traveling Monday through Thursday between January 9 and February 28, 2012. Free seats are available on all routes with the exception of Kirkland, Quebec and Montreal, which have select dates. Book by December 19, 2012, and keep in mind there is a 50 cent booking fee. To book your bus seat, go to megabus.com and use promo code “TRYMEGABUS”.

USA Today Sleep Inn Road Warrior Sweepstakes

Here’s a press release that those of you who enjoy sweepstakes will like:

Calling all racing fans! Enter for a chance to win the thrill of a lifetime, a Sleep Inn Skip Barber Racing School Package. You and four lucky friends will travel to the Skip Barber Racing School of your choice to attend an “Introduction to Racing” program; this is valued at $3,000! You’ll also get $5,000 to be used for travel and expenses, and two nights’ hotel accommodations at a Sleep Inn hotel or other Choice Hotels property nearest to the Skip Barber Racing School (excluding Rodeway Inn, Econo Lodge, and Suburban Extended Stay hotels). Hurry, sweepstakes ends May 28th, 2009! Max one daily entry per person/e-mail. Rules here.