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Travel Tip: Airlines Start to Auction Off Seat Upgrades
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airlines Start to Auction Off Seat Upgrades

If you’re a frequent flyer, you know it’s all about the seat upgrade. We do everything we can, including using frequent flyer miles, to try and get into the front… Read More…

Travel Tip: The End of the Flat Tire Rule
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The End of the Flat Tire Rule

In the airline business there used to be an unwritten rule that was considered a compassionate rule—the airlines called it the flat tire rule. If you arrived at the airport,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airport Superhubs That Make Connections Easier
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airport Superhubs That Make Connections Easier

The key to getting from Point A to Point B, especially when it comes to long haul international flights, is to choose a super hub for your connection. Many airlines… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: An Airport Lounge You Won’t Want to Miss
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog

Travel Detective Blog: An Airport Lounge You Won’t Want to Miss

In the world of airline consolidation, mergers, and failures, it’s easy to argue that competition has suffered, and along with it customer service. That can often be an easy argument… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Apps That Can Help You Navigate Airports

If you’ve booked a connecting flight lately, you may have noticed that the airlines often give you very little time between those connections. At many airports, where the walk between… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Booking Unconventional Flight Routes
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Benefits of Booking Unconventional Flight Routes

It’s time to be a contrarian traveler, especially when it comes to booking your flights and picking your flight routes. Want to fly from New York to Australia? If you’re… Read More…

Travel Tip: When You Can’t Find the Airplane Seat You Want
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When You Can’t Find the Airplane Seat You Want

If you’re trying to book a ticket online, the hard part is often finding an available airplane seat that doesn’t require you to pay more than the base fare. Inevitably,… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Problem With Ticket Change Fees
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem With Ticket Change Fees

Few things are as frustrating—and costly—as airline ticket change fees. On many flights it’s about $200, and in some cases, that’s more than the cost of the original ticket itself…. Read More…

Travel Tip: When One Flight Has Too Many Boarding Groups
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When One Flight Has Too Many Boarding Groups

It’s become quite a circus at airport departure gates across the U.S.—the passenger boarding protocols have gotten a little silly. On one recent commuter flight on a plane that held… Read More…

Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Mileage & Reward Programs

Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles

According to one study, nearly 60 percent of Americans with frequent flyer miles admit they don’t know how airline reward programs work. The Economist estimates there are 17.5 trillion unused… Read More…

How Travel Security Could Change After Recent Terrorist Attacks
Airlines & Airports / The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Safety

How Travel Security Could Change After Recent Terrorist Attacks

Recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Ankara, and today’s bombings and attacks at the Brussels airport and a metro station are harsh reminders of the world in which we live…. Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Airplane Food Might Slowly Be Getting Better

If you’re like me, you find airplane food to be an oxymoron, and you try to avoid it at all costs. And that’s presuming you’re on a flight that actually… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Safest Year in Aviation History
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Safest Year in Aviation History

Would you like to know the safest year in commercial aviation history? It was 2015. Not a single passenger fatality was recorded on a western-built jet—aside from the premeditated Germanwings… Read More…

Travel Tip: Picking A Security Line at the Airport
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Picking A Security Line at the Airport

Do you ever think about America’s love affair with…the line? Why do we always seem to end up on the slowest moving line at airport or hotel check-in, or security?… Read More…