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Travel Tip: Tarmac Delays are Actually Decreasing
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Tarmac Delays are Actually Decreasing

You might recall a few years ago, the government issued something called the “tarmac-delay rule.” Well, the reports are in, and it seems to be working. Back in 2010, a… Read More…

Travel Tip: New All-Business Class Airlines
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New All-Business Class Airlines

How about flying on an all-business class airline? No, we’re not talking about a private jet or charter. These are regularly scheduled commercial airlines that only have one class of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Educational In-flight Entertainment
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Find Educational In-flight Entertainment

It’s one thing to pass the time on your flight with movies or music. But what if you could actually get an education in the process? Some airlines are now… Read More…

Travel Tip: More Frequent Flyer Miles Programs are Changing
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: More Frequent Flyer Miles Programs are Changing

It’s another day, another change for frequent flyer miles programs. Here’s what’s happening. Southwest Airlines announced that, as of April 17, its changing how you can redeem Rapid Rewards points…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Where You Can Sleep During a Layover
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Where You Can Sleep During a Layover

Whether you have a long layover or you’re in town for a day, it’s tempting to have a place to store your luggage and maybe even take a nap. Hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: What The TSA Actually Finds In Your Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What The TSA Actually Finds In Your Luggage

When the TSA searches your luggage at the airport, it has the right to confiscate items. As it turns out, some of the stuff found is pretty wild. The Department… Read More…

The Most Reliable Airports and Airlines in the World
Airlines & Airports

The Most Reliable Airports and Airlines in the World

It’s apparent to anyone who has purchased a plane ticket recently that things are rapidly changing when it comes to the total flying experience. But while we have watched things slip… Read More…

Tongue-in-Cheek JetBlue Flight Etiquette Videos School Bad Flyers
Airlines & Airports / Videos

Tongue-in-Cheek JetBlue Flight Etiquette Videos School Bad Flyers

When someone asks, “How was your flight?” we have a few different ways to respond. We can talk about turbulence or a flight delay, but let’s be honest: most of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Flying with E-Cigarettes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Flying with E-Cigarettes

You may have heard the controversy over electronic cigarettes and whether they’re considered safe for your health or not. Well, the jury is still out, but when it comes to… Read More…

Peter’s Response: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog

Peter’s Response: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold

Last week, Peter Greenberg shared his frustration after an online travel agency wouldn’t honor a weather waiver given to him by an airline. This occurred while many flights were grounded… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Tools

Travel Detective Blog: How an Online Travel Agency Left Me in the Cold

In the most recent blizzard to hit the East Coast, almost every major airline issued a “weather waiver” for passengers stranded by the storm. What the waivers stipulated was that… Read More…