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Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Places on an Airplane

What are the dirtiest places on an airplane? Which areas are worse than others? One survey tested four flights and five airports. Surprisingly, the dirtiest spot is not the bathroom…. Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Brexit Means for American Travelers

We’ve all seen the immediate airfare fallout in the wake of the United Kingdom Brexit vote to leave the European Union. Airfares—both in coach and in business class—have dropped substantially…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Apps That Can Help You at the Airport

Getting to—and through—airports is getting tougher, especially if you value your time. If you’re like me you want to get to an airport, check your email, and board the flight… Read More…

Travel Tip: Issues that Arise While Flying With Allergies
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Issues that Arise While Flying With Allergies

For airline passengers—especially those with allergies—the environment inside an airplane cabin can be especially threatening. If you’re allergic to peanuts, what do you do on an airline that serves them?… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using Frequent Flyer Miles to Book Stopover Flights

Every airline frequent flyer program is different, which means some are still more (or less) generous than others. There’s a time and a place to redeem those miles—if you can…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Gear / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Travel Gear You Can Use on Airplanes

With airlines removing more and more seat space between rows—and perhaps worse, between seats—the old question about who owns the armrest has almost become irrelevant. Almost no one can use… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: After the Attacks at the Istanbul Airport
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

Travel Detective Blog: After the Attacks at the Istanbul Airport

The tragic multiple explosions at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport don’t call into question whether or not airport security works, but WHERE it needs to work. While the details are still… Read More…

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: American Airlines Implements a Fare-Based Mileage Program

Over the past two years, two major U.S. airlines, Delta and United, have revamped their frequent flyer mileage program to not only make it harder to earn miles, but also… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Consequences of Charging for Coach Seats
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Consequences of Charging for Coach Seats

Last year, traveler complaints jumped 34 percent to the highest level since 2000. One particular growing complaint comes from parents who are finding it increasingly difficult to sit next to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Airlines Have the Most Award Seats Available?

When it comes to frequent flyer awards from the airlines, some seats are, well, freer than others. Some airlines are downright stingy when it comes to rewarding you for all… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Track Your Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Ways to Track Your Luggage

If you’re like me, you’ve always believed that there are two kinds of airline bags: carry-on and lost. Airlines will tell you they’re doing a better job with checked bags—losing,… Read More…

Travel Tip: DOT Cracks Down on Airlines for Damaged Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: DOT Cracks Down on Airlines for Damaged Luggage

Most of us think that an airline has some liability if it loses our baggage. But what happens if the airline damages your bag? For years, airlines have routinely denied… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why TSA PreCheck May Not Fix Long TSA Lines
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why TSA PreCheck May Not Fix Long TSA Lines

TSA security lines grow longer—and slower—and frustration mounts. A growing number of passengers are applying for TSA PreCheck in the hopes that by becoming members they can shorten the lines…. Read More…

What’s Behind the TSA Delays?
Airlines & Airports / CBS News

What’s Behind the TSA Delays?

We’ve been hearing about long delays at the airport at TSA security lines. There’s a good chance if you’re flying this holiday weekend—or for that matter, the rest of the… Read More…