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Travel Tip: Think You Had a Bad Flight? These Stories Might Top It

The next time you have a complaint about an airline—or a fellow passenger—consider the following recent cases. A British jumbo jet from London’s Heathrow to San Francisco was delayed for… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What Won’t Change About Air Travel in the Near Future

In the last months of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a consumer-friendly rule on how airlines disclose the fees they charge. The rule would require airlines… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Cut Back Service Between Smaller U.S. Airports
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Travel Tip: Airlines Cut Back Service Between Smaller U.S. Airports

A growing number of small and midsize U.S. cities are facing a crisis: air service. According to The U.S. Travel Association, 60 percent of U.S. airports have lost connectivity in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba
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Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba

Six months ago, U.S. airlines were all jockeying for position to see who would be given permission to fly to Cuba. Many of them won the right to fly to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet
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Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet

You know the old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Well, that certainly applies to travel, which is why travel scams are so widespread…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Supersonic Travel Could Return to the Skies
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Travel Tip: How Supersonic Travel Could Return to the Skies

How about a flight to London from New York in less than four hours? That was the promise in 1973 when the supersonic Concorde was first introduced. That plane did… Read More…

Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare
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Disruptor Airlines Create Deals on International Airfare

It is perhaps the biggest travel sale in years—and one that could extend through 2017. It’s happening as a result of a perfect storm of the continuing fallout from Brexit,… Read More…

Travel Tip: China on Course to Compete With U.S. on Infrastructure
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Travel Tip: China on Course to Compete With U.S. on Infrastructure

One area where President Trump might actually receive bipartisan support is America’s infrastructure problems. In the recent past, New York’s LaGuardia Airport was often described as a third world airport…. Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Southwest Effect Extends to More Airlines

In the past, it was called the Southwest Effect. Just about any time Southwest entered a market, airfares to and from that market dropped substantially. Well, that Southwest Effect has… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans
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Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans

It’s been a little more than a month since President Trump signed the first executive order that created a travel ban for citizens of seven separate countries. That was successfully… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016
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Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016

There’s some good news when it comes to airline service in America. Last year, it actually improved—according to most measurements. Seven percent fewer flights arrived late. The airlines lost fewer… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Introduce Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class
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Travel Tip: Airlines Introduce Lie-Flat Seats in Business Class

For years, many airlines that offered so-called business class seats got away with a little game. You were actually sitting in a coach seat, but the airline didn’t fill the… Read More…

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Travel Tip: More Airports Offer Helpful Apps for Travelers

The world of apps has landed at the airport. In fact, 90 percent of airports worldwide are now developing individual information-driven apps. Fifty percent already offer them. More and more… Read More…

Travel Tip: Secret Flights You Might Not Know About
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Travel Tip: Secret Flights You Might Not Know About

In the airline industry, they’re called secret flights. Well, they’re not exactly secret. But they’re not well known. They certainly are, in most cases, a surprise. I’m talking about airlines that… Read More…

How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry
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How Uncertainty Over Travel Ban is Hurting the U.S. Travel Industry

There’s a fallout in the travel industry with the unintended consequence of a global buyer’s market as a result of President Trump’s executive travel ban order. While the order is… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How You Can Find Deals on Airfare by Flying Through Asia

There’s currently a great airfare war, especially if you’re headed to or from Asia—or don’t mind going through Asia. Do you want to fly from the U.S. to Australia? China… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airline Mergers Could Affect Flights & Ticket Prices
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Travel Tip: Airline Mergers Could Affect Flights & Ticket Prices

It’s a new year, and when it comes to travel, it looks to be a world driven by disruption, mergers, consolidations, and computer problems. For airlines, there’s the challenge of… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing
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Travel Tip: The Average Price of an Economy Plane Ticket is Decreasing

We seem to be in the heart of a perfect storm. Airplane capacity is surging, ticket prices are dropping, and consumers are finally the beneficiaries. Expedia and the Airlines Reporting… Read More…