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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…

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Travel Tip: Feeling the Pinch? Space on Airplanes Continues to Shrink

If your flight seems full, it is. If it feels crowded, you’re right again. The average flight now has 142 seats. That’s compared with 137 seats just 2 years ago…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families
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Travel Tip: Airports Include More Services for Traveling Families

Most airports have never been known to provide real, common sense services for travelers. But now, a number of them are coming to their senses. Many airports now offer very… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Resources You Can Use for Air Travel Mishaps

If necessity is truly the mother of invention, then help may be on the way if you miss your flight connection—or an airline loses or delays your bags. Freebird is… Read More…

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Travel Tip: More Airlines Embrace Basic Airfare

If it looks like some airfares are decreasing, they are. If you’re only interested in getting on a flight, don’t care where you sit, have no baggage, or don’t want… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Some of the Craziest Items Seized by the TSA

Most air travelers remain concerned about which items they can carry on the plane that won’t violate security rules. This includes everything from pocket knives, scissors, nail clippers, and even… Read More…

Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 vs. Air Force One: What’s the Difference?
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Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 vs. Air Force One: What’s the Difference?

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office in two days, he’ll become the first president entering the Oval Office to already have his own plane. But as of Friday,… Read More…