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Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Changes for Frequent Flyer Miles Affect Stopover Flights

One by one, some great frequent flyer mileage perks are disappearing. We already know it’s harder to earn as well as redeem miles. But some airlines did have some great… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Theft on Airplanes

Airline passengers are usually justified to be cautious about their belongings—briefcases, purses, and other hand luggage—when they’re at an airport. But all too often, many of those same airline passengers… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Airline Compensation Vouchers
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Airline Compensation Vouchers

Airlines hate to part with cash when they make a mistake. They almost always offer you compensation in the form of a voucher. If you’ve been denied boarding, if the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airline Interline Agreements Can Affect You
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airline Interline Agreements Can Affect You

The recent computer failure at Delta Air Lines, following similar breakdowns at United, Southwest, and JetBlue, stranded tens of thousands of passengers. While the airline resumed full operations within about… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Could Get You Thrown Off a Plane
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Could Get You Thrown Off a Plane

You might be surprised to learn what could get you thrown off a plane these days. In airline terminology, it comes under the heading of “non-compliance.” What does that mean?… Read More…

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What a New Law Could Change About Travel

Well, Congress finally did the impossible—it actually agreed on a piece of legislation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Officially, it was the agency’s Reauthorization Bill, and travelers are going… Read More…

Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change
Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Rules for Frequent Flyer Programs Continue to Change

As the airlines continue to change the parameters of their frequent flyer programs—none of which benefit you—you can still play the mileage game if you know all the rules. For… Read More…

Travel Tip: How TSA Lines & Wait Times are Improving
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How TSA Lines & Wait Times are Improving

The summer started out as a nightmare for airline passengers confronted with outrageous delays at TSA airport checkpoints. Some thought it might get even worse as summer travel numbers increased…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare in Case an Airline’s System Crashes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare in Case an Airline’s System Crashes

The recent computer system breakdown at Southwest Airlines—which effectively grounded the airline and delayed thousands of passengers—is just the latest incident where a computer crash disrupts an entire system. Now,… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Airfare Deals You Can Book Right Now
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Travel Detective Blog: Airfare Deals You Can Book Right Now

No one expected it, but it’s happening—and just about all over the world. Plus, it’s happening during high summer season. Travel is being discounted almost everywhere at a time of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Save on Multi-City Flights
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Ways You Can Save on Multi-City Flights

For those who like to book a trip online: a word of warning. This is especially true if you’re booking a multi-city trip, and not just flying a simple round-trip… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Summer

Historically, summer is not the season to find great travel bargains. Well, this year is unlike most others. The U.S. dollar was well on its way to supremacy over many… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Airlines & Airports / Midwest / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: Reliving Aviation History in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

It happens every July in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For one week, the small Wittman Regional Airport is transformed into one of the busiest airports in the U.S., and the control tower… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel Tips

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…