3 Fab New Amenities Coming to an Airport Near You!

BY: - 24 Feb '15 | Home

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Airports are always busy and bustling with activity as people clear security and wait to board their flights.  Back in the day airports were just a place to grab some fast food while waiting to board your flight.  Times have changed and airports are offering travelers more amenities to make their flights easier and more enjoyable.  Here are two fabulous new amenities coming to an airport near you.

Have you ever waited for 30 minutes to an hour to retrieve your bag from the luggage carousel and thought there has to be a better/faster way?  Well Delta Airlines agrees.  Delta is currently testing a pilot program (through March 31st) called ‘Bags on Time’ that will guarantee that your luggage will arrive at the carousel in 20 minutes or less when traveling on domestic flights.  If your luggage doesn’t arrive within the time window, you will be given 2,500 Delta Sky Miles. We love the idea and can’t wait for it to be implemented on all Delta flights. Click here for more information on Delta’s ‘Bags on Time’ program.

Flying to a sunny destination in the dead of winter?  What’s your number one problem with flying in the winter?  Your coat!  You have to wear it but you don’t want to lug it to your sunny destination.  JetBlue to the rescue!  JetBlue has been testing their ‘Coat Chex’ program at JFK airport in terminal 5.  For $2 per day or $10 a week you can safely check your coat.  If you are not returning to JFK via JetBlue, that’s okay because they will mail your coat to your home for FREE!  This is a great idea and we can’t wait till it’s available at all airports where JetBlue flights originate.

Other cool amenities available at select airports include seasonal gift wrap, access to state of the art gyms and micro hotels rooms for quick naps.  Have a few hours between flights?  Take a nap in one of the new designated nap areas or micro hotels rooms.  Visit www.sleepinginairports.net to see if your airport has a designated nap area.

BMWK family what amenities would you like to see airports?

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Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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3 Things to Avoid Doing While Your Woman Transitions Back to Her Natural Hair

BY: - 27 Feb '15 | Home

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If your woman is transitioning back to her natural hair, then let me give up the ghost a bit and tell you that, YOU TOO are in Transition.

Men have you figured it out yet? If your lady just came in and said the magical words, “I’m going natural”, then you need to know she not only just signed herself up to transition, but you as well. So what does this mean for you?

A few adjustments, a lot of understanding, and a crash course in what not to do. The adjustments won’t really be your problem; I’ve found that men adjust to things quicker, especially when they are given a heads up. The understanding piece won’t be too difficult either, because men have a tendency to see in black and white. You say drink more water and a man will start sipping, as long at they have an understanding of why they are doing it. The last piece of this puzzle, what not to do will always be a man’s downfall. That’s because of the ambiguity and uncertainty of the rule playbook when your lady decides she’s going natural. I want to help you with 3 simple, yet effective “don’t” actions during this special time.

Avoid being judgmental of her process

The last thing your woman wants to see is your disapproving eye staring down on her when she leaves the bathroom from her first attempt at a twist out. Ok I’ll give up the ghost, she may look crazy, but you still have to find a way to be honest and sensitive at the same time. So remember that couch is a lonely place when thinking of your response. In the words of my brother Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas.com, he would ask, “How do you feel about your decision”? This takes away your judgment and opens up dialogue. You know we love to talk, especially when you’ve opened up the floor to just listen. Now that’s a very smart brotha response. Adopt this when talking about your ladies Natural hair and you’ll never go wrong.

Avoid making reference to her old look

Don’t give her any reason to believe the new look isn’t acceptable to you.

I won’t spend too much time on this one. Just know your woman is changing and she won’t take too kind to the constant reminder of her old look being more pleasing to you. Even if that’s how you really feel, let it go unsaid and inject support of her new look. Let her come to any conclusion about the changes she makes to her hair all by herself. I mean she already has, which is why she’s transitioning. During this time ask her exactly why she’s decided to return back to her natural hair. You will find more reason in asking her than telling her what you want.

Avoid showing her the type of natural hair YOU like

You don’t know her hair texture any more than she will. She will always remember Bae likes this type of hair so refrain from being captain obvious about what type of natural hair gets your attention.

This list isn’t all-inclusive. There are some offenses happening in the name of love and fro’s that I just don’t know about, so please dish about some of the things you’ve heard from your significant other during your transition.

BMWK, What did your man say during your transition that didn’t truly help your process?

 Butterflies UP!!

*Photography Credit: Andrew T. Clifton 

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Diana Ramsey wrote 17 articles on this blog.

Diana Ramsey is the Head Curl in Charge of SistersWithBeauty; a natural hair website, dedicated to teaching naturals the 6 Fundamentals of Home Hair Care. She encourages others to think about healthier hair choices, style options, and confidence building. Her mission is to motivate by any strand necessary. Join the Butterfly Movement. Visit www.SistersWithBeauty.com today!

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