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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…

Travel Tip: Using Public Transportation to Get to the Airport
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Travel Tip: Using Public Transportation to Get to the Airport

Getting to and from airports has always been a time-consuming challenge for most of us. But now, slowly but surely, a number of cities are concentrating on building well-designed links… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Book Fifth Freedom Flights
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Travel Tip: How You Can Book Fifth Freedom Flights

Are you familiar with something called Fifth Freedom flights? It’s an agreement between governments that allows an airline that’s not based in either country to fly between two cities or… Read More…

Travel Tip: On-Time Arrival Ratings for Domestic Airlines
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Travel Tip: On-Time Arrival Ratings for Domestic Airlines

The most recent reports are in, and U.S. airlines had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years. The data was released in November, and the U.S. Department of Transportation… Read More…

Creative & Funny Airline Safety Videos
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Creative & Funny Airline Safety Videos

I think I can safely say that I’ve seen thousands of airline safety videos in my life. But even if you don’t travel as often as I do, when the… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane
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Travel Tip: One Way to Pop Your Ears on an Airplane

Do you ever notice your ears popping during takeoff and landing, when the pressure quickly changes inside the cabin? That can often explain why babies tend to cry more. So… Read More…

The Battle for Business Class Passengers
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The Battle for Business Class Passengers

It’s​ ​where​ ​airlines​ ​make​ ​their​ ​highest yield ​and​ ​what​ ​every​ top​ carrier​ ​is vying​ ​for— ​business​ ​class​ ​passengers. Let’s ​take​ ​a​ ​look​ ​at​ ​what ​ some ​of​ the​ top​ airline… Read More…

Travel Tip: Is Buying Duty Free Worth It?
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Travel Tip: Is Buying Duty Free Worth It?

The term duty free sounds great, especially at airports, but it can be very misleading. It pays to be a comparison shopper before you ever get to the airport—before you… Read More…