Do You Really Need Southwest Early Bird Check In for Your Flight?

Southwest's boarding procedure is an interesting one.

Rather than boarding in large groups at random, Southwest assigns specific boarding numbers to all passengers ranging from A1-60, B1-60, and C1-60 to board the planes.

This is done at check-in, and those who check-in 24 hours in advance vie to get a better boarding position than those who check in later in the day.

But there is an option for those who do not want the dreaded C boarding class to appear on their ticket- Southwest Early Bird Check In.

I tried this one out on a recent flight, and thought it would be appropriate to share when this one is worth it and the other cases when it really isn't.

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What To Do in Cuba On a Two Week Itinerary

The following is a guest post from Travels with Talek.

If you want to know what to do in Cuba on a two-week itinerary, these suggestions will help you maximize your time.
To say two weeks is not enough to truly appreciate Cuba is an understatement. Still, with a little planning and some basic knowledge of key destinations and transportation, you will make the most of your time in this fascinating country and to understand the dos and don’ts of Cuba.

Cuba will surprise you with its dramatic colonial architecture, lush countryside and golden beaches. It will charm you with its friendly people and beguile you with its music and art.

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10 of the Best Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal

The following is a guest post by the Portugalist.

Lisbon is a city that’s hot on everyone’s itineraries, and it’s easy to see why. It’s affordable, the weather is normally fantastic, and the people are incredibly welcoming.

There are so many things to do in Lisbon, Portugal, as well. Maybe there’s even a little too much. A complete list of the top things to do in Lisbon would span several pages, but this list is a little more compact and features 10 of the very best things.

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What Happens if You Use a Full Frame Lens on Crop Sensor Cameras?

There is a lot of confusion on the performance difference between lenses if used on a specific camera body, especially with regards to using full frame lenses on crop sensor cameras (like the Sony a6000, my camera, which uses a “crop” APS-C sensor).

Cameras like mine take lenses designed for crop sensors (naturally), but also take lenses that are rated for full frame cameras (like the Sony a7iii).

The confusion comes in to play in what kind of image these two lenses will produce at comparable focal lengths, as the discussion of camera “crop factors” is often used interchangebly with lenses as much as they are for sensors. Even I have to admit being messed up on it for quite some time (hence this post).

If comparing a full frame rated lens with a crop sensor lens on the same crop sensor camera body, the main difference is this: nothing.

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