Online Search Engines VS Direct Airline Websites
What restrictions should I consider before purchasing a Basic Economy ticket?
Avoid Unpleasant Surprises: All airlines are not the same. Always read each respective airline's fare rules and restrictions before purchasing. Each of these is hyperlinked to its own Basic Economy page for your convenience.
Additional Basic Economy Notes
Very Limited Exceptions May Exist for...
Note: This information is not representative of all airlines, is not all-inclusive, was collected from the websites of listed airlines and is intended as general reference only, is subject to change without notice and is not guaranteed. Consult your airline or travel consultant for the most up-to-date policies and procedures prior to booking or purchasing any ticket. While we strive to provide the most accurate information, The Hill Guys Travel accepts no responsibility for your interpretation or actions taken as a result of reading this information. You accept full responsibility for your own actions as well as the consequences of those actions.
Beaches and Hikes on Kauai, Oh My!
A Tuesday Picnic at Le Domaine de Herrebouc
Delight at the many pleasures found at Le Domaine de Herrebouc. This organic vineyard, farm and castle are owned and operated by our very special hosts Carine and Hélène. Among the day's treats will be a casual picnic lunch of local plates prepared by our talented hosts.
Experience this and many other interesting events included in our customized Gear Down in Gascony Tour, a 9-day rural getaway in southern France in September 2018.
La Chapelle at La Table des Cordeliers
The Chapel at La Table des Cordeliers is located in the picturesque riverside village of Condom, France. It is a One Michelin Star experience set inside a 13th Century french chapel. Immerse yourself in this space as you indulge in three courses of creative cuisine from the hands and kitchen of Chef Éric Sampietro and his team.
Experience this and many other delectable dinners included in our customized Gear Down in Gascony Tour, a 9-day rural getaway in southern France in September 2018.
Hawaii - The Aloha State
Hawaii Quick Facts
You can fly or cruise to the Hawaiian Islands. Either way, Hawaii is one of those destinations for which the more effort it takes to reach the more you will be rewarded once you get there!
Approximate Non-Stop Gate-to-Gate Times from the Mainland to Honolulu (HNL)
Returning to the US Mainland
Cruise Ships from California
Which island is the best? - It all depends on what you are looking to enjoy.
Hawaii has something for everyone. Here is what you'll find on each island regardless of which one(s) you choose to explore.
Here is a summary of the four top-visited islands:
Know the Facts Before You Book Your Next Flight
New TSA screening procedures require food items be removed from your carry-ons
8/26/17 - We were surprised at the Albuquerque International Sunport to learn that we would be required to remove all solid food and snacks from our carry-on bags before they went through x-ray. Yeah, it was a mess digging through our backpacks for all the loose granola bars, gum and mints we had haphazardly thrown in for our flights.
The polite TSA agent informed us that ABQ is one of the airports participating in the trial and this new procedure would go into effect nationwide within the next few months.
To clarify, food and snacks are NOT prohibited or restricted, but rather are not to stay in your bag for x-ray. Leaving them in will likely result in your bag getting pulled off the line for a manual search and swabbing for explosives residue and slowing you down.
Reduce the number of manual bag inspections that result from questionable x-ray images caused by solid food items and snacks.
The New Procedure
All solid food and snacks must be removed from your carry-on items (luggage, bags, purses, jackets, coats, etc.) and placed in a bin or bowl for x-ray. Yes, it may be in the same bin as your liquids and shoes, etc.
Here is an incomplete list of such items:
Recommendation to Be Prepared
Just like with your carry-on liquids, pack all your solid food and snacks into one clear baggy so that you may easily remove it from your bags and place it in the bin for screening and not slow down the process.
THANK YOU to all the folks who joined us at Taos Pride last weekend in support of diversity, community and equality.