31 October 2006

Book a "nap flight" for holiday travel

Halloween's here, which means that the holiday travel season is around the corner. Here's a travel tip (more "power of suggestion," really) from raising4boys that may make your air travel a bit easier.

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Good hack, but a big BOO for linking to the hack rather than quoting it (at least the best part) here on ParentHacks. C'mon, we're above link hoarding here, aren't we?

Link hoarding? Isn't that when people try to collect inbound links but are stingy with the outbound links?

I was trying to do the exact opposite -- share the readership with the people who contribute hacks. It seems only fair. Am I missing something?

Yeah, link hoarding strikes me as a selfish, negative thing, not the generous link that you provided. As the recipient of the link, I'm definitely not complaining... And I personally don't have a problem clicking through to people's sites to read when they've written something useful. Thanks!

Link hoarding can go in either direction -- in this case, by linking to the hack without posting the hack, it forces Parent Hacks readers to go to another site, even if they don't want to.

The general, and fair, practice is to quote a meaningful excerpt on your site and link to the full article on the originating blog. See Boing Boing for some good examples.

I'm not sure of the link business but I wanted to add (former F/A who flies alone with 3 about every 6 months plus other shorter ones) that's a tip pretty much only for short or medium haul flights. I'd have trouble convincing mine to snooze for 11 1/2 hours!!

Flying first thing in the morning is still the best way to avoid cancelations and delays. Schedule during "nap time" if you want but messed up flights with kids is the worst!

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