Traveling on Frontier Airlines today.

  

  I’m headed out of town aboard Frontier Airlines this morning, I am actually on the plane now. It’s my first plane ride in almost year.

  Without going into much deatil (you never know who has stumbled across your website). Circumstances beyond my control have forced me into using some of the money I’ve been setting aside and scrambling to find a plane ticket the same week of my departure .

  Here are a couple things that I have learned while making travel arrangements.

  • Frontier Airlines is super cheap

 I generally do a variety of searches before I travel. This time I used kayak, Priceline and Skyscanner to name a few. But I could not for the life of me find a round trip ticket for less than $407 via any of the above. On the recommendation of 2 co-workers and a family member I decided to check out Frontier. 

  The fare to my destination was very cheap. Like $160 for a round trip cheap. The issue here was that this was not the final cost. While the ticket itself was $160, Frontier Airlines makes up for this low cost by charging you additional fees based on where you want to sit in the plane (between  $5 and $30), and charging a $35 dollar fee for carry on bags. You are allowed 1 free item such as a purse or laptop. 

  After all was said and done though my plane ticket was still significantly less expensive than any other option. I spent a total of $250 on my ticket.

  • The flight.

  I am a slightly larger individual, around 6 foot. When buying my ticket I was fairly concerned that my knees would be driven in the passenger seat in front of me as was the case on my last two flights with Royal Thai Airlines and Southwest.

  I choose the standard seating from Frontier as opposed to their strech seating and I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much leg room I had. Not only did my knees not get buried into the seat in front of me but room to shuffle my feet forward (slightly).

  Additionally the selection of in flight food and drink was very limited. I choose their breakfast on the fly combo and was given the choice of coffee or water, chex mix or nuts.

 The only disappointment about the ride was that the seat offers little to no cushion and makes for a slightly uncomfortable ride. 

  On the plus side the Attendants were very friendly and my flight arrived arrived 20 minutes early. We’ll see how the flight is on my return. 

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The San Diego Cat Cafe

  Some people may read the headline and say to themselves “Whats a Cat Café ” others who are cat lovers may read the headline and say “OMG Cat Café  in San Diego!?” 

 I’ve heard of Cat Cafes but they were always in Asia. I recently learned someone took the initiative and brought one to America’s Finest City. Being a local who enjoys playing with cats I had to go check it out.

  For those who are unfamiliar with them, a Cat Café is a generally a coffee shop where you hang out with your friends, enjoy a beverage and play with cats!!!

San Diego’s Cat Café is pretty much the same. It consists of two seperate areas. When you first walk in the door you are greeted by a friendly staff  memember that escorts you to the Café area. The purchase of a beverage, I enjoyed the mocha frap very much, serves as your admission to the cats hang out area. They also have merchandise you can purchase.

 Once you have your beverage in hand you are ready to enter the cats lounge area. Please note the Cat Café tries to promote a stress free environment for the cats so only 20 people are allowed in this area at a time. 

 The lounge area has coffee tables, benches, lots of cat toys and cats!

 While in the lounge area your free to play with the cats, pet them and just hang out.

 While hanging out with the cats proved to be quite an enjoyable morning I was also happy to find out that the Cat Café also serves as an adoption center for the cats in the lounge area as well. So you can get to know your potential feline friend and find out if you are a good match for each other. It warmed my heart to overhear the owner state that they have found homes for  approximately 175 cats.

 If your a local or just hanging out in San Diego for the weekend I definitely recommend stopping by the Cat Café located in downtown San Diego on Third Avenue. Even if you can’t adopt a cat you can certainly help support this great business.