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postheadericon How to Cope with Flight Delays and Cancellations

How to Cope with Flight Delays and Cancellations

Six Methods:Before leaving homeFlight delaysReroutingCoping with flight cancellationsTrapped on the plane when it’s delayedYour attitude mattersCommunity Q&A Air travel is a stressful experience, even when it goes according to plan. It’s even more stressful when unexpected delays and cancellations occur due to weather, mechanical malfunctions, strikes and other reasons beyond your control. This is the reality of air travel, and by remaining calm, flexible and patient, you can build a constructive response that will help you to keep your cool and reach your destination as quickly as possible. Method 1…

postheadericon How to Cope When Stranded on a Plane

How to Cope When Stranded on a Plane

Bad weather, mechanical problems, and delays in general can all leave you stranded on a plane. In the unfortunate event that this happens to you, here’s how to cope. 1 If possible, avoid the potential of being stranded on a plane. Frequently monitor weather conditions at your departure airport as well as at your destination to ensure that you’re aware of any possible conditions that can keep planes grounded. This includes snow, ice storms, thunderstorms, heavy rain, heavy fog, etc. If any of these conditions are impacting the airport or…

postheadericon How to Cope With a Crisis at Home when Traveling

How to Cope With a Crisis at Home when Traveling

When you’ve saved up for ages and have finally gone on your long-wished for overseas trip, what do you do when news from home is not good and your family hints they’d like you back? It’s not an easy call and there is lots to consider when reaching your answer. This article will help you get started in the thinking-sorting process. 1 Listen to your initial reactions. Is your immediate thought “I have to go back!”? Or is it, “This is awful but I know X will cope with all…

postheadericon How to Cook Food in a Hotel Room

How to Cook Food in a Hotel Room

Four Methods:Cooking HelpCoffee Maker CookingClothes Iron RecipesMicrowave MealsCommunity Q&A Many travelers find themselves stuck in hotels for weeks or months on end. The novelty of eating every meal at a restaurant or room service soon wears off, and the traveler craves nothing more than the taste of a home-cooked meal. Use these innovative approaches to get around the lack of a kitchen. Be aware that most hotels will only allow the microwave method, and may fine or evict you if they discover you using other appliances to cook food. Cooking…

postheadericon How to Convince People You Are a Local

How to Convince People You Are a Local

Are you having a hard time fitting into a new town? Or perhaps you are travelling and would like to convince the locals that you aren’t just a tourist? 1 Learn about the area you are travelling/moving to before you leave, that way you will already be familiar with it. This can help with “culture shock”. 2 Take care to learn about what’s considered polite and impolite. Also, learn about customs, attitudes, beliefs, and social stigmas. This is essential in foreign countries. Surely, if a country has a social stigma…

postheadericon How to Amuse Yourself on a Plane

How to Amuse Yourself on a Plane

Two Methods:Sample Airplane TipsAmusing Yourself on a PlaneCommunity Q&A Very long flights, and not so very long flights can become boring. Taking a nap is one option, until you wake up three long hours before landing with nothing to do, you could annoy the person sitting next to you. However there are other ways to amuse yourself without bothering anyone. Sample Airplane Tips Sample Airplane Activities Sample Ways to Be Comfortable on a Plane Sample Ways to Be Comfortable on a Plane Amusing Yourself on a Plane 1 Read. Always…

postheadericon How to Convert a Map to a Sketch Using the Computer

How to Convert a Map to a Sketch Using the Computer

Going hunting? Bird watching? Sending directions over email? If you are, you might want to get a simpler image than the detailed print-out you can get over the Internet. Here is how to do that, all on the computer. 1 Go to your favorite mapping site. Bring up a map of the directions or location that you want to render as a sketched map. Take a screenshot of it. 2 Open the map screenshot in a software program that supports layers. Suitable programs capable of doing this include: Photoshop, GIMP,…

postheadericon How to Contact Your Uber Driver

How to Contact Your Uber Driver

Three Parts:Arranging a RideCalling or Messaging Your Uber DriverOther Options for Calling Your Uber DriverCommunity Q&A Many people are turning to Uber when they need a ride. What if you want to contact your Uber driver, though? It’s easy to do this, but you will need to work through the Uber app. You can then communicate with your driver by phone or text about anything you need, such as leaving objects behind, fare questions, or anything else. Part 1 Arranging a Ride 1 Download the Uber app. You need to…

postheadericon How to Contact Kayak Customer Service

How to Contact Kayak Customer Service

Two Methods:Contacting through PhoneSubmitting a FeedbackCommunity Q&A Kayak is an American online travel search website managed by Kayak Software Corporation. It allows users to browse, purchase and make reservations for the best deals on flight schedules, hotels, and other means of transportation. If you’d like to know more about Kayak or you have any concerns that you’d like to be answered by a professional representative, you can contact its customer service department through phone or from its website. Method 1 Contacting through Phone 1 Dial the customer service number. You…

postheadericon How to Contact Qatar Airways

How to Contact Qatar Airways

Four Methods:TelephoneFacebookTwitterVisiting a Ticket OfficeCommunity Q&A Qatar Airways is an airline service that flies to over 140 locations around the world. You can contact and connect with Qatar Airways by telephone or social media, or visit one of their ticket offices located in major cities throughout the United States. Method 1 Telephone 1 Call Qatar Airways support at 1-877-777-2827 or 1-954-745-0380. You can reach a representative between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST…