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Travel Tip: Why Ancillary Fees Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon
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Travel Tip: Why Ancillary Fees Aren’t Going Away Any Time Soon

The numbers are out and there’s no doubt about it. Ancillary fees aren’t going away. Here’s why: Data from the Department of Transportation has shown that in 2014, airlines collected… Read More…

Emotional Support Animals: How More People Fly With Their Pets
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Emotional Support Animals: How More People Fly With Their Pets

Do you think you’ve been seeing a lot more animals at the airport recently? It’s not your imagination—it’s easier than ever for animals to ride on airplanes. The Air Carrier… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?
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Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?

By definition, air travel leaves behind a pretty significant carbon footprint. But things are improving, and some airlines are making efforts toward going green. Recently, Hainan Airlines made the first… Read More…

Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams
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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams

While booking plane tickets and hotel rooms can be pretty straightforward, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. At first glance, some websites may seem like the real… Read More…

Travel Tip: Summer Airfare Rates are Actually Going Down
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Travel Tip: Summer Airfare Rates are Actually Going Down

For once, I have good news for air travelers. Summer airfare is going down…well, sort of. The average cost of a round-trip domestic ticket is about $2 less than last… Read More…

Travel Tip: Air Travel is Getting Worse
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Travel Tip: Air Travel is Getting Worse

The numbers are out, and it’s not your imagination. Air travel is getting worse. Every month, the Department of Transportation compiles data from the airlines, and analysis from researchers at… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Booking Flights Through Apps & Social Media

If you thought booking flights with a credit card was straightforward, just wait until you see what technology the airlines are using now. JetBlue lets passengers pay for in-flight purchases using… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Get Companion Airline Tickets

Does getting a free ticket for your travel companion sound too good to be true? It’s possible, if you pay attention to the fine print. Here’s how you can get… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Seats are Getting Smaller & More Crowded

It’s not your imagination: airplane seats are shrinking and the cabins are getting more crowded. A number of airlines have already installed thinner, lighter seats that allow them to squeeze… Read More…

Travel Tip: It’s Getting Easier to Use Your Miles to Buy One-Way Tickets
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Travel Tip: It’s Getting Easier to Use Your Miles to Buy One-Way Tickets

It used to be that airlines only wanted you to use frequent flyer miles for round-trip tickets, if and when you could redeem them at all. But things are changing. Delta… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You’ll See More People at the Airport This Spring
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Travel Tip: Why You’ll See More People at the Airport This Spring

If you think air travel is tough now, just wait. The numbers are showing that air travel this spring is reaching its highest levels in seven years. Here’s what this means… Read More…