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Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel
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Despite Rising Airfares, You Can Still Save on Thanksgiving Travel

Today, I went on CBS This Morning to talk about holiday travel—and what you need to do to get the best airfare rates. Let’s start with the bad news. Airfares for holiday… Read More…

From Firefighter to Flight Attendant: JetBlue Hires First Responders
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From Firefighter to Flight Attendant: JetBlue Hires First Responders

For more than a decade, airlines have been hiring first responders to work as part of their flight crews. But one airline has been focusing on a particular group of… Read More…

From Frozen to Fresh: How Airline Food is Improving
Airlines & Airports / Culinary Travel

From Frozen to Fresh: How Airline Food is Improving

Airline food has had a bad reputation for a long time. But before you blame the airlines for everything, consider this: When you’re in the air, cabin pressure can reduce your sense… Read More…

Travel Tip: Earning Frequent Flyer Miles on Mileage Runs
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Travel Tip: Earning Frequent Flyer Miles on Mileage Runs

We’re approaching the year’s end, and traditionally, for frequent flyers, that means one thing: mileage runs. The idea is to fly long distances in order to accrue miles before your loyalty program’s… Read More…

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening
Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness / Travel News

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening

After the death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola casualty on American soil, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security Customs & Border… Read More…

How to Make Your Vacation Longer With Stopover Flights
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How to Make Your Vacation Longer With Stopover Flights

If you think the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, you might want to think again. I went on CBS Saturday Morning to share some little known—and… Read More…

Should Airports Screen Passengers for the Ebola Virus?
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Should Airports Screen Passengers for the Ebola Virus?

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. As a result, travelers worldwide are concerned about screening… Read More…

How Much Extra Airline Fees Actually Cost You
Airlines & Airports

How Much Extra Airline Fees Actually Cost You

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and the three busiest weeks of the year for air travel will soon be upon us. It’s common for airline ticket prices to spike… Read More…

The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective
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The JetBlue Emergency Landing: A Pilot’s Perspective

On September 18, JetBlue Flight 1416, a twin engine Airbus A320, departed from the Long Beach, California airport on schedule, but then suddenly returned to make an emergency landing back… Read More…

Qatar Airways Goes Against Trend, Targets Business Class Flyers
Airlines & Airports

Qatar Airways Goes Against Trend, Targets Business Class Flyers

As Qatar Airways prepares for the October 10 maiden voyage of its newly acquired A380 superjumbo, plans are also in the works to beef up business class and phase out first class…. Read More…

Politicians Booted Off Plane by Passengers
Airlines & Airports / Travel News / Travel Safety

Politicians Booted Off Plane by Passengers

There’s air rage. Then, there’s what happened in Pakistan earlier this week. First, a little background. Pakistan International Airways (PIA), the national airline of Pakistan, has a long-running reputation of some… Read More…