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Tip 59: Download Entertainment for your Travels

Depending on your mode of transportation, movies or TV shows may be available during your trip.  However, there is no guarantee that you’ll like the options provided.  To help the trip go by faster, download your favorite programs to your laptop, tablet or phone before you leave.  Movies can be rented for as little as 99 cents from your favorite online provider and results in hours of entertainment.  If you decide to not watch a rented movie that you downloaded, it may be available for up to 30 days for you to watch later.

 

 

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Tip 46: Don’t rely on airport or hotel USB ports

Maybe it is just my luck, but the airport USBs never work. Even though they are now placed in very convenient spots around the seats at the gates, they are usually broken or don’t seem to be getting electricity. The best bet to avoid this problem in a hotel room, train station or airport is to carry the socket part so you can use good ole outlets rather than hoping you’ll find a working USB port.

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Tip 32: Checking airplane amenities before your flight

On most airlines, you can now check your meal, WiFi & entertainment options before departure. We like this option as a way to look forward to long flights. It could just be there are some movies you are excited to watch (often very current/just out of theaters).

Here are some of the airlines’ inflight entertainment pages:

American Airlines

Delta

Southwest Airlines

United

 

 

 

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Tip 7: Free Audiobooks and more for travel

Did you know you can rent & download audio books for free if you have a library card? Zinio (RBDigital) for magazinesOverdrive (Libby) for books, and Hoopla (music/audio books/TV) are all great options. We like to listen to books when traveling by plane, train and car.