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Holiday gift giving is no longer a problem with our amazing guide for our favorite travelers in mind. With the holiday season fast approaching, finding the perfect gift for the traveler – or anyone – can often be difficult. From suitcases, and passport holders, to journals, and cozy pillows for your flights, our Gift guide will make your holidays happier than a partridge in a pear tree!

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Day 1 - TravelPro MaxLite 4

Are you the type of person who loves traveling with only one piece of luggage? Featured on Business Insider as one of the best luggage’s to purchase, TravelPro’s MaxLite 4 is clearly the suitcase for you! TravelPro’s MaxLite 4 is very light in weight, which is perfect for business travel or if you only want to bring a carry-on piece along with you! The suitcase is 100% Polyester, and the unique telescoping handle adds length and strength – ensuring it’s the most durable piece of luggage you’ll ever find! Who would have thought having all this baggage could be a good thing?

To buy: Amazon or TravelPro


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Day 2 - Slip Silk Eye Mask

Designed for durability and comfort, the SlipSilk eye mask promises a good rest no matter where you are (HINT: perfect for flights). Silk doesn’t tug on the delicate skins around the eyes and has an anti-aging reputation. SlipSilk also makes amazing pillowcases, which office the same skin benefits as the eye mask! “Slip” into something comfortable and enjoy the ride this holiday.

To buy: Nordstrom


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Day 3 - BEARZ Outdoor Beach Blanket

Travel the world prepared and in style with BEARZ Outdoor Beach Blanket! Whether you’re traveling, hiking, camping or just going for a lazy day poolside or at the beach, BEARZ is perfect for you! Hook it to your bag, or simply put it in your pocket and “wave” goodbye to the mess of towels and blankets!

To buy: BEARZ or Amazon


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Day 4 - “I Was Here” Journal

For the creative traveler in mind, this colorfully illustrated journal has far more than blank pages waiting to be filled. From cover to cover, the journal offers fun challenges and prompts that inspire individuals to explore the world in a whimsical way. BOOK a trip and start your doodlin’!

To buy: Chronicle Books or Amazon


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Day 5 - Camry Luggage Scale

Gone are the days of going over your checked bag limit and experiencing the embarrassment of repacking your over-weight baggage at check-in. Skip the stress and check out Camry’s Luggage Scale. The accurate and handy Camry digital luggage scale can definitely save you from the unexpected bag fees. You don’t want to “weight” to purchase this gem for your over-packer friend.

To buy: Camry Scale Store or Amazon


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Day 6 - Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet

Keep the thieves away with Zoppen’s travel wallet. Designed with international travel in mind, Zoppen’s multi-purpose passport wallet is vintage, chic, and soft to the touch. It can hold everything from your boarding pass, to credit cards, and your passport. Store your carry-on essentials and travel documents and never have the panic of losing them, ever again! It holds the “ticket” for your next great vacation.

To buy: Amazon


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Day 7 - Well Traveled Compression Packing Cubes (Set of 3)

Easily compartmentalize all of your belongings with Well Traveled’s compression packing cubes. The cubes are durable, lightweight, and water resistant, guaranteed to handle business travel, international travel, outdoor backpacking, camping, or bike trips! With sleek new designs and varying size options, this set, will literally be as easy as “1,2,3.”

To buy: Amazon


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Day 8 - eBags Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit

Made for every type of traveler, eBags Pack-it-Flat toiletry kit comes with four compartments and allows you to easily pack all of your essentials. At on 3.5” deep, you’ll pack it all, still keep it low profile! This kit is sure to be a “toileTREAT.”

To buy: eBags or Amazon


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Day 9 - Bag Bungee, Luggage Straps

Secure your hand luggage to bigger bags with the bag bungee to make walking around in the airport as effortless as possible. The Luggage Bungee is adjustable and stretches easily around larger bags or you can tighten it to keep your hand luggage from twisting or slipping. You can even secure a coat, purses, makeup bags, and more! Your trip will be bigger and “bagger” than ever before.

To buy: Amazon



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Day 10 - Cork Globe

Help your loved ones track previous and future adventures with this amazing contemporary globe. Colored pins keep track of bucket-list destinations and favorite vacations, while the stainless-steel and cork design gives it a fresh, grown-up look!

To buy: Uncommon Goods or Amazon



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Day 11 - Flight 001 5-in-1 Adapter

These days, no one can leave the house without their smart phone. This compact cube enables travelers to plug in in 150 countries, and it comes with a color-coded map to make it easy to determine which prong situation accompanies their destination. This is a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone in the family!

To buy: Amazon


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Day 12 - Kaptron Refillable Silicone Bottles

Are you always stressing over how you’re going to fit your favorite toiletries into your luggage? We found the solution for you! Fill your favorite shampoo and lotions in these adorable travel bottles, and never have to spend on travel-size toiletries. Both TSA approved, and BPA free, we’re certain your main “squeeze” will approve.

To buy: Amazon


To begin planning your trip with Rubinsohn Travel, call us at (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 03:00

All Aboard the Rubinsohn Express!

Each year during the winter holiday seasons, you attend the same parties, bake the same pies and decorate the same tree. Isn’t it time you use your vacation days to try something new? Maybe you want to stay in the holiday spirit but in a new vacation destination. Forget the wrapping paper and put away the tinsel… join us to check out these recommendations from Rubinsohn Travel for your next holiday getaway!

All aboard the Rubinsohn Express! Our first stop is Prague in the Czech Republic. The holiday season is magical in Prague with festive markets full of foods, jewelry, candles, homemade goods, and much more. Prague’s famous markets in Old Town Square will satisfy any of your festive cravings. Be sure to try Prague’s famous ‘trdelník’, a hot sugar coated pastry, and a warm cup of ‘svařák’, also known as mulled wine.

The next stop on the Rubinsohn Express is a few hundred kilometers to the west in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. Prepare to be transported into a winter wonderland at Christkindlemarkt, Germany’s historic holiday market. Try Nuremberg’s sausage, gingerbread, and other world-famous holiday treats. If you want to kick back and enjoy all of the festive decorations, tour the market on a stagecoach with a real horse and coachmen. Make sure you visit the world’s largest advent calendar before you leave!

We hope you packed a bathing suit for this next stop on the Rubinsohn Express! Located in the Eastern part of the Caribbean Sea, the island of St. Lucia is the perfect warm holiday destination. St. Lucia’s annual Festival of Lights is sure to blow you away with streets full of fireworks, handmade lanterns, and traditional song and dance. Experience this exciting cultural holiday and join the festivities, and participate in the traditional lantern making competition.

Our final stop is a little closer to home, but we saved the best for last! New York City… known for some of the most spectacular holiday attractions in the world! A holiday season staple in the Big Apple is in the Rockefeller Center Plaza. Ice skate at the Rink, admire the impressive tree with over 30,000 lights or watch a show at Radio City Music Hall. You will be swept away by the holiday wonders offered in New York City.

Ready to try out a new vacation destination for your next holiday? Let Rubinsohn Travel help you plan! Visit our website or give us a call at (215) 886-5200. We are excited to hear from you!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:00

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Travel

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandma’s house, we go! The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing along excitement and cheer. Decorations are up, parties have begun, and travel arrangements have been made. Along with the holiday spirit comes the busiest travel season of the year. Do not let holiday travel turn you into Scrooge, and follow these tips to get to your destination without any bah humbugs!

Want Cheap and Fast? Think Unconventional

Holiday travel can be expensive and stressful. All airports are packed and traffic volumes are at its peak. Most people plan their travel for a few days before and after the holiday. To beat the crowds and delays, think outside of the box and plan for the least traveled days. If your vacation (and family) permits, travel the day of the holiday, especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are the days when flights are inexpensive and the least amount of people travel.

Unless you are traveling by flying reindeer… avoid traveling on the eve of a holiday, especially by car. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, and also one of the deadliest! Thanksgiving eve is known to have the highest DUI rates than any other day of the year.

When traveling by plane, leave for the airport with plenty of extra time before your flight. The holiday season can cause increased security lines and delays. Avoid rushing to your destination at all costs!

Watch the Radar

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Traveling during the winter months can mean bad weather depending on your location. No matter how well you plan, it is impossible to predict the weather. When driving to your destination, never drive into a storm. If you know inclement weather is coming, leave before the storm hits to avoid any car accidents or traffic. If your flights are canceled due to winter weather, do not panic! Rubinsohn Travel can help you reschedule.

Ship it, Don’t Wrap it

We know how much the kids love when you bring them presents for the holidays! If you are flying to your destination, save packing room and ship gifts to where you’re heading. This will avoid loss or damage of any gifts! If you have no choice but to bring presents with you, do not wrap them prior. TSA can unwrap gifts to check for its contents. Save yourself the aggravation of ruining your perfectly knotted bow and wait to wrap gifts until you arrive at your destination. Most importantly… no matter how frustrating travel may be, holidays are about spreading cheer!

With these holiday travel tips, you can spend less time stressing over travel and more time celebrating with your loved ones. Let Rubinsohn Travel help you plan your next holiday vacation! Give us a call at (215)-886-5200 or check out our website. Happy holidays!

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Booking a hotel, finding the perfect flight, and locating the perfect vacation destination all seems to be an easy task. But ask yourself, what happens when the airline has ridiculous prices, all the charming hotels are booked, and the vacation destinations aren’t as affordable as you thought? You are suddenly left feeling as if there are no other options to pursue your dream vacation, and you’re on the verge of cancelling the whole trip. Before you call it quits, Rubinsohn Travel is here to tell you that you never have to feel defeated in making plans. As travel experts, we know exactly what to do to avoid any issues when planning your vacation!

Travel Agency’s Offer All Sorts of Savings

As travel agents, it is our job to do all the heavy lifting. Instead of searching the internet for hours to find deals and destinations that meet your budget, we will use our connections to find the perfect destination and price that suits your needs. All you have to do is tell us a few destinations you would like to visit, a time frame of when you want to go, and your budget. We will be able to present countless options that meet your requirements with no stress on your shoulders. We have long lasting relationships with airlines, hotels, resorts, and even restaurants that allow us to receive travel discounts that you cannot find online!

Travel agents can also add exclusive perks to your vacation package, such as dinner reservations, tickets for shows, and reduced prices on excursions. If you’re looking to get away to a popular destination, Rubinsohn Travel can work their magic to possibly get you a room upgrade, or added credit to your trip account. Rubinsohn Travel can also suggest and help arrange exclusive activities if you’re traveling for a special occasion.

Assistance for Group Travel

Planning a vacation can often be difficult when traveling with a group of people. When traveling with a group, you may experience trouble asserting who will handle the finances, airfare, hotels, dinner reservations, etc. With the help of Rubinsohn Travel, you and your group can feel confident that the person planning is an expert and understands the fine print that comes along with traveling in groups. Rubinsohn Travel can even help you and your group receive special group discounts!

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If an emergency were to come up, bad weather were to happen, or you miss your flight, Rubinsohn Travel can assist in getting you to where you need to be. Our travel agents know how to help avoid fees in the event that you need to cancel or rebook a flight, make sure you are reimbursed in the case of a storm, or even help you book another trip. Travel agents are able to quickly process a refund, and locate another destinations. Some hotels and resorts provide “last minute deals” in order to fill up their establishment.

The travel agents at Rubinsohn Travel, are experts at giving recommendations for the best places to travel by learning more about you and the things you are interested in. With this information, they are able to compile a list of destinations that would best suit you!

Now that you know how great working with a travel agent can be, are you ready to give Rubinsohn Travel a call? You can speak to one of our experts by calling, (215)-886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 03:00

Vacation with Your Favorite Mates Down Under

Looking for a luxury vacation to escape the brisk Autumn air? Rubinsohn Travel has the perfect spot for you. Take a trip down under and enjoy the fresh Spring air in Australia. Explore Australia’s aquatic and coastal experiences, great cuisine, never-ending list of wine and food events, as well as access to nature and wildlife. Australia offers personalized luxury experiences and accommodations that range from vineyard retreats, to island hideaways, and outback camps that give new meaning to the concept of vacationing. The Oz is in full blossom, allowing you to experience the most luxurious getaway.

From the crystal-clear waters of the coast, the bright corals of the reef, to the tawny red outback and the vibrant food and wine regions, Australia redefines what it means to escape into luxury. At Rubinsohn Travel, we want you to know that you deserve to kick your feet up and let others do the work for once. By planning your Australian getaway with us, you will have a front row seat as we unfold the unparalleled luxury that you won’t experience elsewhere. Whether you want to sail through the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, taste and experience the divine Australian food and wine, or explore the great Oz through trails and valleys, Rubinsohn Travel can create an itinerary perfect for you.

Whitsunday Sailings has become a beloved activity amongst individuals visiting the Queensland (Northeast) region of Australia. Individuals can experience the inhabited islands tucked inside the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Coral Sea, while enjoying the pure and refreshing surrounding air. The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 100 islands with each island offering its own unique adventure. Filled with wildlife, mesmerizing views, and over 1,500 species of tropical fish to swim with, Whitsunday Sailings doesn’t end there. During this 10-day romantic excursion, get ready for amazing snorkeling and diving, the resort atmosphere of Hamilton and South Molle Islands, the legendary exquisiteness of Whitehaven Beach, and the incredible serenity of sailing.

Not into sailing? The experts at Rubinsohn Travel still have you covered! We understand a thing-or-two about traveling foodies and Australia is a top-notch destination to indulge in a unique wine experience for wine lovers alike. Australia has more than 2,400 wineries in 65 regions around the country and takes pride in its crisp Chardonnay and dry Shiraz. If you are a wine-o or enjoy the most exquisite cuisine, Rubinsohn Travel can pinpoint the best spots for you. Ultimate Winery Experiences throughout Australia is a combination of high-end, award-winning wineries offering behind-the-scene wine, food and wine pairings, wine blending and cooking classes, and picnics in spectacular locations. The wineries included in the distinct memorable experience feature high-quality restaurants, accommodations, and exclusive tours, allowing visitors to personally interact with the product, the winemaker and enjoy first-hand, the rich diversity that Australia’s many wine regions have to offer.

Aside from the amazing wine the Oz has to offer, Australia is distinctly known for its outback, and we’re not talking about the American steakhouse chain. In each region that you visit in Australia, you’re sure to find a bit of outback. The Outback is generally used to refer to locations that are comparatively more remote than areas outside the main urban areas. If you’re looking for a nice stroll to end your day, head to the horse treks on Home Valley Station, a working cattle farm in the Kimberly region. After you ride through and witness the breathtaking views, you can take a helicopter or 4WD tour to maximize your experience. Want to just relax? Walk through a luminescent valley and swim beneath a breathtaking waterfall.

There is something for everyone to enjoy down under, in OZ, and Rubinsohn Travel wants you to create the memories that will last a lifetime.

Australian Travel Tips:

  • The currency is Australian dollars (AUD) and comes in $5, $10, $ 20, $50, and $100
  • It is common to tip 10 per cent of the bill
  • Legal drinking age is 18
  • Emergency number is 000
  • English is the primary language, however it is a multicultural nation

All right mates, give it a burl (try it, have a go) and when you’re ready to begin planning your trip with Rubinsohn Travel, give us a call at (215)-886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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October is here, and that means autumn, gold, and rust colored leaves, pumpkin carving, and best of all spooky adventures. The kids are excited for costumes and candy, while the adults are ready for haunted houses, and killer parties. Whatever it is you’re interested in doing, Rubinsohn Travel knows how to get you there.

October is the best time for pumpkin picking, hayrides, and trick-or-treating. The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch in Dallas brings together 90,000 pumpkins to create a pumpkin village with scavenger hunts and themed pumpkin hayrides for all. In California, Cool Patch Pumpkins offers the world’s largest corn maze, and a host of fall flavors for the family to taste. If you’re looking for somewhere closer to home, Rubinsohn Travel can help you with that too. Linvilla Orchard is located in Pennsylvania, with activities like pumpkin, strawberry, and apple picking as well as hayrides and a witch house. The hotels are located close to the orchard, so it’s the perfect place to visit.

What is October without a trip to a haunted house or two? Rubinsohn Travel wants you to have tons of fun and be completely spooked. Creepy World in Missouri is filled with bloody bathtubs and spooky radioactive military zombies. In Colorado, you can visit the 13th Floor Haunted House with fire dancers, crazed rats and ghosts on every floor. Other top sinister sites to visit are, Nightmare on 13th in Utah, The Haunted Hotel in California, and The House of Torment in Texas.

If you just want to relax or even party hard on your October trip, Rubinsohn Travel can help you with that too. A trip to Vermont this time of year could help you relax by enjoying the flourishing beautiful leaves, and going wine tasting at local vineyards such as Shelburne, Fresh Tracks, or Putney Winery. However, if you’re looking for an awesome party, we can help you get to the Texas State Fair where there will be attractions, dancing, and you could even be a taste-tester for the Big Tex Choice Awards.

Wherever this October takes you, Rubinsohn Travel will be there every step of the way to help you experience it all. To begin planning your trip Rubinsohn Travel, call (215)-886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:00

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

The summer is ending, which means it’s time for fuzzy sweaters, boots, hats, scarves, and something else. The best season to travel (Fall) has arrived! Rubinsohn Travel wants you to know that fall traveling means lower traveling prices, an abundance of festivals, and fewer crowds.

Prices are lower traveling in the fall because children are back in school, and families have already used most of their vacation days during the summer. With the decrease in travelers, airlines, hotels, cruise, and resorts lower their prices to attract more business. This makes the fall an ideal time to travel if you are on a budget, and with the help of Rubinsohn Travel it will be a worthwhile vacation.

During the fall the weather is milder, the leaves are changing, and fall cuisine is in full effect. Fall is the best time to visit places that are known for apples, pears, squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes, such as Dwight Miller Orchard in Vermont, China, Egypt, and Turkey.

Festivals are in full bloom during the fall, and full of cultural experiences. The Diwali Festival of Lights is celebrated in India to commemorate the victory of light over darkness and is a breathtaking spectacle of lights. In Germany, thousands of spectators come to watch the annual Duck Race, which features 7,000 rubber ducks dumped into the Neckar River and is extremely amusing. The Festival of the Dashian can be very intriguing, showing the Nepalese people celebrating the victory of good over evil. These and many other amazing festivals are just a phone call away with the help of Rubinsohn Travel!

Trips for Traveling Abroad

  • Get your passport at least two months before your trip
  • Research the culture and customs before you travel to avoid cultural miscommunication
  • Travel with a friend or family member
  • Notify your bank and credit card company that you will be traveling
  • Check your cell-phone carriers for international calling
  • Make sure you know the exchange rates and currency

Rubinsohn Travel would love to help you experience all that the season has to offer. To begin planning your trip with Rubinsohn Travel, call (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:00

Hurricane Jose Can’t Damper Your Day

As Hurricane Jose approaches our region, it is important to plan your current and future travels around the storm’s possibilities. Currently, Hurricane Jose is listed as a Category One storm, expected to have effects on the east coast, as well as North East and Philadelphia regions. The storm will bring periods of heavy rain, strong winds, and beach erosion. Jose is currently moving northeast and is well offshore the U.S. east coast but will produce dangerous rip currents off of the shoreline. All of these things could put a damper on travelers once sunny, relaxing, and peaceful plans.

Fortunately, Rubinsohn Travel has a personal touch that can help you prepare for any travel situation, even a hurricane. Rubinsohn Travel can advise you on Trip Cancellation Insurance policies that will give you the most coverage, even during weather disasters. If you decide to travel elsewhere, Rubinsohn Travel has access to reservations that aren’t available to other agents, and as a certified travel partner with major hotels and tourism boards, Rubinsohn Travel can help you locate a climate that will best suit you.

Rubinsohn Travel will keep you up-to-date on the most recent weather travel alerts concerning Hurricane Jose, which areas are clear of the storm’s path, and what areas should be avoided during your travels.

Helpful Hurricane Jose Survival Travel Tips

  • Always pack an umbrella or light weight raincoat
  • Bring quick dry clothing
  • Carry a water resistant bag/purse
  • Bring an extra bag for damp clothing
  • Waterproof boots/ flip flops (less likely to get damaged)
  • Wear a hat

Always Remember

With a little help from Rubinsohn Travel, inclement weather doesn’t have to put a damper on your day. To begin planning your trip with Rubinsohn travel call us at (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Friday, 15 September 2017 03:00

When Bad Weather Happens to Good Trips

As Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean islands, many vacationers had to postpone or completely cancel their travel plans. There’s nothing that can ruin a great trip like bad-weather, and although hurricanes don’t happen frequently, being properly prepared for traveling during bad weather is still useful. No matter what the circumstance may be, Rubinsohn Travel is there to ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Imagine that your bags are packed for the getaway of your dreams. You have rearranged your schedule, cancelled meetings, and you’re ready for some down time. Rubinsohn Travel planned your itinerary and the only thing on your mind is relaxation. You arrive at the airport at the standard two-three hours early before your flight, proceed through the dreaded line of security, only to find in flashing letters on the arrival/departure screens: Flight delayed, or even worse: Flight cancelled.

Unfortunately, inclement weather can affect air travel in any season, and even on the clearest of days. Whether it’s high winds, rain, sleet or snow, each year brings a slew of delays that could severely alter your travel plans. Don’t feel like sitting on the phone with an airline representative for hours on end? Not to worry. Working with Rubinsohn Travel, you can alleviate the frustration of last-minute itinerary changes and flight delays or cancellations so that a bad start (or bad weather) doesn’t ruin your trip.

Follow Weather Forecasts

Before you leave for travel of any kind, it’s always a good idea to check the forecasts for your departure and destination city.

Bad Weather There Affects Flight Status Here

Bad weather almost anywhere can cause chaos with an airline’s route schedule, as crews and planes that are stranded at one airport never arrive at subsequent airports, and therefore a ripple effect occurs. When you learn of weather delays in important hub cities, call Rubinsohn Travel to inquire of potential delays on your flight.

Flight Status

Airlines typically update flight status information on a ‘just in time’ basis. Therefore, they don’t change official status until it’s certain that there will be a delay. Rubinsohn Travel is consistently up to speed with flight changes and keeps clients informed on the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Check Departure Screens

If you anticipate a delay, check departure screens for your flight. If there is a delay, call Rubinsohn Travel for instructions on the best thing to do before you head to check-in. There may be a chance that you can catch a different flight – that isn’t on a long, dreadful delay.

Don’t Stray Too Far from the Gate

If you’re already at the airport, gate agents may make important announcements concerning flight status, or alternate flight options. Make sure you or someone you are traveling with stays near your designated gate to hear any of those important announcements. Rubinsohn Travel is always on stand-by and wants to ensure that you aboard your flight, train, or cruise in a timely and smooth fashion.

Travel Insurance

Rubinsohn Travel recommends that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance. Some travel insurance policies do not cover weather disasters, like in the case of Hurricane Irma. Rubinsohn Travel knows the best policies to purchase for your personal situation.


To begin planning your trip with Rubinsohn Travel, call us at (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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