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Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: IATA Proposes New Dimensions for Carry-On Luggage

On June 9, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced something called the Cabin OK initiative, which was immediately met with resistance by many U.S. airlines, not to mention passengers…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Board a Plane Faster
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Board a Plane Faster

Did you know that for every minute an airplane idles on the ground, it costs the airline about $30? Translation: It’s in the airline’s best interest to get you on… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: How My Luggage Was Hijacked With TWA Flight 847

Thirty years ago this week, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked on a flight from Athens to Rome, and I was a very small and indirect part of that story back… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Take Advantage of Your Connecting Flight

It’s one thing to kill time at the airport on a layover, but I’ve got even more creative ways to take advantage of your connecting flight. One little-known secret is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Preclearance Will Expand to 10 International Airports
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Preclearance Will Expand to 10 International Airports

There’s some good news coming out of the Department of Homeland Security, and it could affect how you travel internationally. Preclearance is a screening process operated by U.S. Customs and… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Eat Locally at Airports

It’s one thing to eat and shop locally when you’re in a city. These days, even airports are forgoing the Cinnabons in favor of more local options. In Austin, getting… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Future of Airport Security
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Future of Airport Security

It’s been a while since the TSA rolled out those controversial full-body scanners. But officials have been quietly testing out new technology that could change how we fly. One study… Read More…

Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding
Airlines & Airports / CBS News

Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding

The art, or science, or finesse of boarding a plane: Does any airline get it right? Does your airline board a flight from the front to the back, or vice… Read More…

Travel Tip: ADA Turns 25, But Changes Still to Come for Travel
Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: ADA Turns 25, But Changes Still to Come for Travel

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While we’ve come a long way, the travel industry still has a lot of work ahead. Uber has… Read More…

Travel Tip: A Look At The Rankings for Airline Satisfaction in 2015
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: A Look At The Rankings for Airline Satisfaction in 2015

Every year, J.D. Power polls passengers on North American carriers, analyzing their satisfaction across a number of categories—including cost and fees, the reservations process, and in-flight services. What’s interesting is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Therapy Dogs at Airports
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Therapy Dogs at Airports

You may have heard me rant about travelers gaming the system with their so-called emotional support animals—A.K.A. pets that have no certification but fly for free. Well, that may be… Read More…