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Shades Up

Q. I thoroughly enjoyed your article titled “What they don't tell you in the plane safety demo.” However, there was one question I have always wondered, but wasn’t covered in your article. Why do you have to put up the shades on the windows for take-off and landing?

A. It's so that you can quickly scan the outside of the plane in an emergency...is there a fire? Is it safe to deplane? Every second counts, even those used to think about opening the shades.

For those who may have missed it, you'll find more on the mysteries of airline safety revealed here.

Last Minute & Walk-Up Fares

Q. Is it possible to find an inexpensive walk-up price for any airlines these days? I'd like to fly to San Antonio in the next few days to visit a sick family member and flights are over $500.

A. Walk up fares are far from cheap, so you might give Priceline's Name-Your-Own-Price a shot. We've managed to score some pretty terrific fares for last minute trips, even when booking the day before departure. Before placing your bid, Priceline provides the current going rate along with recent winning bids from other users, which is pretty helpful. If your bid isn't accepted, you'll be asked to change your search parameters - such as the number of connections you're willing to make, or choosing nearby airports, before eventually raising your bid. Chances are you'll find something for much less than $500.

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