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Travel Tip: The Busiest Airports
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Travel Tip: The Busiest Airports

The new numbers are out for the world’s busiest airports. Guess who’s number one? It’s Atlanta with 104 million passengers last year.   A deeper dive into those numbers reveals… Read More…

Travel Tip: An Update on Airline Travel Ratings
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Travel Tip: An Update on Airline Travel Ratings

The 28th annual Airline Quality Rating is out, and the results for the best and worst airlines based on overall performance, price and overall customer satisfaction may surprise you. Based… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Many Airlines Are Improving Business Class
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Travel Tip: How Many Airlines Are Improving Business Class

While many airlines are cramming more and more –and– narrower seats in coach, some airlines are also focusing on making business class more comfortable, more plush, more luxe–especially on long-haul… Read More…

Travel Tip: Keep Up with Airline Disclosures
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Travel Tip: Keep Up with Airline Disclosures

In the last eight months, a number of airline passenger rights we have come to expect have either been ended or are being challenged by the airlines.  First, there’s transparency… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to Be a More Responsible Airline Passenger

On the subject of security, there’s an old saying…if you see something, say something…It also applies to simply being a responsible airline passenger, not to mention the concept of sanity and common… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes
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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Getting Sick on Planes

It’s hard to avoid germs on a plane.   While it may seem inevitable to get sick while traveling with others who are sick in such close quarters, there are… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions
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Travel Tip: The Truth About Airline Weight Restrictions

Are airlines restricting passengers for more than just their carry-ons? A traveler’s personal size and weight has become a factor for some airlines. Thai Airways is the most recent to… Read More…

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Travel Tip: When A Nice Airline Comes in Last

Remember the old saying that nice guys come in last? I really try hard not to believe it, but then there’s the story of British airline Monarch. Last March, the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
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Travel Tip: Keeping Your Personal Information Safe

When you make a reservation, how does the travel industry store and then protect that data? The answer: not very well. Hackers can easily access all of your travel records,… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing
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Travel Tip: Why WiFi Accessibility at Airports is Changing

Have you tried to use WiFi at an airport recently? Five years ago, many airports signed contracts with private WiFi providers, which meant there were very few options for free… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What You Should Know Before Buying Airfare Online

If you’re like most travelers, you book much of your airline travel online. But are you buying your tickets on the web through a third party? Many websites are offering… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Why the Dreaded Airfare Asterisk Might Return

When it comes to advertising airfares, it’s still buyer beware. When you’re motivated by rate, you may be easily misled when you see an advertised airfare. Welcome to the nasty… Read More…

How the Cross Border Express is Influencing Air Travel
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How the Cross Border Express is Influencing Air Travel

In the midst of continued talks about building a wall at the Mexico-United States border—where San Diego and Tijuana meet—they’ve built a bridge. Now people aren’t driving across the border… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect
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Travel Tip: Why A New Travel Law Isn’t Going Into Effect

Some of you might remember that Congress ordered a rule that required airlines to refund your checked bag fee if your luggage is late or lost. In fact, Congress passed… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies
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Travel Tip: Airlines That Don’t Accommodate Peanut Allergies

Are you allergic to peanuts? This could be a serious medical problem if you’re flying on many commercial airlines that serve peanuts on board. The rules and policies as to… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airline Rules About Emotional Support Animals

It’s a travel scam that has literally gotten out of hand—the emotional support animal that flies on airplanes. For about $150, passengers can get their animal—not just dogs or cats—certified… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know if Your Flight is Overbooked
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know if Your Flight is Overbooked

The next time you’re either at a departure gate or even seated on your flight and you hear the announcement that the flight is oversold and they are looking for… Read More…

New Airline Restrictions for Emotional Support Animals
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New Airline Restrictions for Emotional Support Animals

More and more airlines are reporting that the number—as well as the types—of emotional support animals flying on planes is reaching crisis proportions. We’re not just talking about dogs and… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airports Add More Attractions to Keep You Entertained

When it comes to airports, I’m always the one to argue that the less time I spend there, the better. After all, the airport should only be the enabler—the place… Read More…