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Travel Tip: Checking Your Luggage Through Multiple Flights
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Checking Your Luggage Through Multiple Flights

Until recently, there were agreements in place between major U.S. and international airlines that allowed you to check a bag on one airline and have that airline connect your bag… Read More…

Travel Tip: What’s the Best Day to Buy Plane Tickets?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What’s the Best Day to Buy Plane Tickets?

It’s a question I’m asked all the time. Is there really a better day—or time of day—to buy your airline tickets? The answer, quite simply, is that everyone claims to… Read More…

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

Travel Tip: How You Can Save on Airfare This Fall

Usually at this time of the year, a number of airlines start fare sales to Europe with prices about 20 percent off the regular coach fares. But this fall is… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: CBP Preclearance Could Expand to More Countries

Many of you may not have heard about something called Preclearance, but it’s your best friend when returning to the U.S. from a number of countries overseas. It’s been around… Read More…

Travel Tip: Delta Creates New Tracking System for Checked Luggage
Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Delta Creates New Tracking System for Checked Luggage

If you’re like me, you believe there are only two kinds of airline bags—carry-on and lost. The airlines appear to be doing a better job when it comes to damaging,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Caribbean / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What to Consider Before Traveling to Cuba

The race is on for American travel to Cuba. The first commercially scheduled service in nearly 60 years by a U.S. airline—JetBlue—is the first of what will soon be as… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Ways to Bid on a Seat Upgrade

When it comes to booking airfares, everyone wants an upgrade, but they’re not always available. Even when they are, you may not always have the mileage status on that airline… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are You Getting a Good Deal With Base Airfare?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are You Getting a Good Deal With Base Airfare?

With a number of budget airlines, the advertised price is a rock bottom base fare that includes no add-ons. The airfare gets your attention and then, cha-ching. In one recent… Read More…

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Criteria for Ranking the Best & Worst Airlines

I’m always asked my opinion about what I think are the best and worst airlines. I don’t give a definitive answer because I can’t make those kinds of generalizations. The… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Inebriated Airline Passengers
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem With Inebriated Airline Passengers

Does it seem that there are more inebriated airline passengers this summer? My airline sources report an increase in flight diversions, detentions, and arrests of drunk passengers. Many board planes… Read More…

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 had some great options… 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…