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Travel Tip: How Discount Airlines Have an Impact on Airfare

In the airline business, it’s called the Southwest Effect. What happens to airline ticket prices when Southwest enters a particular market? Do the fares drop across the board with other… Read More…

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Travel Tip: New Rules for Airline Priority Boarding

For many airlines, boarding a flight has become tantamount to a performance art play. In the old days, airlines boarded families and those with a physical disability first, then first… Read More…

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Track Your Checked Luggage
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Luggage & Packing

Travel Tip: One Way You Can Track Your Checked Luggage

The next time you check your bags for a flight and the airline gives you a baggage tag, don’t assume anything. Specifically, don’t assume it was tagged correctly. Definitely don’t… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Want to Save Time & Money? Consider Flying Through Canada

Looking to take an international flight from the U.S.? Instead of thinking point to point (e.g., Los Angeles to London), find a flight with one stop through an unexpected hub…. Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests
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Travel Tip: How Airports Are Preparing in Case of Cardiac Arrests

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital. About 20 percent of them happen in public places like airports. When that happens, if someone is trained… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Travel Gadgets for Coach Seats Helpful?
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Are Travel Gadgets for Coach Seats Helpful?

They say necessity is the mother of invention. But sometimes, even for the best reasons, those inventions can cause more trouble than they’re worth. A few years ago, after a… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: How You Can Reach Elite Status With Frequent Flyer Programs

In the airline frequent flyer game, it’s all about elite status. I’m talking about earning enough miles or spending enough money to get to that next exalted level. But how… Read More…

Travel Tip: FAA to Investigate Shrinking Airline Seats
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Travel Tip: FAA to Investigate Shrinking Airline Seats

Recently, a federal court judge ordered the FAA to thoroughly investigate the case of the incredible shrinking airline seats. The facts here are true. The width of many coach seats… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology

Travel Tip: New Apps in Airports Help You Order Food

If you’re like me, you don’t go to an airport to shop, entertain friends, or read a good book. In practical terms, you go to an airport so you can… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Ultra Long-Haul Flights Around the World
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Travel Tip: New Ultra Long-Haul Flights Around the World

We’re all familiar with long-haul flights. But new generation aircraft are now making it possible to have extreme long-haul flights. One of the longest is Dubai to Auckland, at nearly… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition
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Travel Tip: Airlines Explore Biometric Programs & Facial Recognition

When we travel, we bring our ID, our passport, our ticket receipt and itinerary, and our boarding pass. But soon, we’ll be able to ditch that boarding pass in favor… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Why You Should Use the Airport Bathroom Before Your Flight

What I’m about to tell you is plain and simple advice when it comes to your next plane flight. It’s not just a good idea—but perhaps an essential one. Visit… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports

Travel Tip: Deals On International Plane Tickets Continue to Soar

It’s been nothing short of an explosion in flights this summer. This increase is not by U.S. airlines, but by foreign low-cost carriers running long-haul flights from their countries to… Read More…

Travel Tip: United Creates New Plan to Handle Overbooked Flights
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Travel Tip: United Creates New Plan to Handle Overbooked Flights

We all know the perils of overbooking and the controversy about giving up our seats, thanks to the United incident in Chicago. Now United is rolling out something called flex… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How Clean is the Air On Board Airplanes?

For years, whenever I traveled overseas, I was always advised to never drink the water. I was also warned about the quality of the air in airplane cabins. It’s one… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World
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Travel Tip: The Best & Worst International Airports in the World

It’s time to celebrate the best and worst airports around the world. In the latest research study by AirHelp, only one U.S. airport made the top ten best list—Cincinnati. One… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket
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Travel Tip: The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket

It’s a question I’m frequently asked: when is the best time to buy an airline ticket? Until recently, I had a good answer: Midnight on Tuesday nights. Why? Airlines often… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Mileage & Reward Programs

Travel Tip: The Relationship Between Credit Card Companies and Airlines

Here’s a little-known fact about the airline business. More and more airlines make more money from frequent flyer programs than they do from selling seats. The real cash cow for… Read More…

Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price
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Travel Tip: Buying Plane Tickets? Why You Should Measure Time vs. Price

The next time you’re searching for a flight online, scroll down from top to bottom. You’ll notice the least expensive flights are posted first. However, you need to look at… Read More…