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Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747
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Travel Tip: U.S. Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747

It’s been called the Queen of the Skies ever since it first rolled off the assembly line in 1969. It’s the iconic, first real jumbo jet—the Boeing 747. Now, after… Read More…

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare
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Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare

Are you looking to save money on both hotels and airline tickets when you  travel? Two new services are offering innovative ways to beat hotels and airlines at their own… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Peanuts are Served on Airplanes
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Travel Tip: Why Peanuts are Served on Airplanes

Why do airlines serve peanuts? Well, it all began in the early 1970s when Southwest Airlines first launched. It didn’t want to spend money on in-flight meals. Most flights were… Read More…

Travel Tip: Buying an Open Jaw Plane Ticket
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Travel Tip: Buying an Open Jaw Plane Ticket

When it comes to airline travel, most of us think in terms of round trip or one-way tickets. But there’s another approach: the open-jaw plane ticket. Think of it as… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airlines May Refund You if Luggage Delays Exceed 12 Hours

Consider this: an airline charges you to check your luggage, but doesn’t refund that fee when it loses the bag. You hold a first class ticket, but you’re bumped to… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Hackers are Targeting Frequent Flyer Miles
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Hackers are Targeting Frequent Flyer Miles

It’s hard to earn airline frequent flyer miles, and even harder to redeem them. But now you need to protect your hard-earned miles from theft. Frequent flyer miles have become… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much are Airlines Making from Added Fees?
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Travel Tip: How Much are Airlines Making from Added Fees?

According to The CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany, last year airlines collected $40.5 billion in ancillary revenue—ticket change fees, penalties, and upgraded seat fees. Which airline earned the… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Questions Asked by Airport Security
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Travel Tip: New Questions Asked by Airport Security

Since 1988, every time an American flies home from overseas, security agents at airports have asked the same three questions. Did you pack the bags yourself? Have they been in… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green
Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green

Everyone talks about carbon footprints when we travel, but what are the airlines really doing about it? A number of carriers are trying biofuel. Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Can TSA PreCheck Keep Up with Demand?

Just a few months ago, the security lines at many U.S. airports were long and unmanageable. Staffing shortages and bad scheduling on the part of the TSA combined to create… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airport Food is Getting an Upgrade
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airport Food is Getting an Upgrade

Most of us don’t associate airports with fine dining—or even good food. But at a number of airports around the U.S., things are actually getting better. Let’s be honest: most… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Travelers Need to Remember This Important Safety Rule
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why Travelers Need to Remember This Important Safety Rule

You may have seen pictures of it on the news. An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed in Dubai. Luckily, no one died. But the evacuation of the passengers demonstrated an… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airport Terminals Can Affect Your Layover
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Travel Tip: How Airport Terminals Can Affect Your Layover

Have you ever had to change airport terminals in Miami, Chicago, or Newark? Some of those airport walks are more than a mile. That also includes the airports in Philadelphia… Read More…

Travel Tip: Proposal Suggests Mental Health Exams for European Pilots
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Proposal Suggests Mental Health Exams for European Pilots

When it comes to airline safety, there’s a lot of good news to report. For nearly 15 years, we’ve enjoyed some remarkable safety statistics. In 2015, there were only 8… Read More…