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

Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink
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Travel Tip: Despite Outcry, Airline Seat Pitch Continues to Shrink

Just when you thought airline seats couldn’t be more crunched together or more narrow, American Airlines announced plans to squeeze the space, or seat pitch, between three rows on its… Read More…

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend
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What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend

Are you traveling this year for the Fourth of July? AAA estimates that 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How You Can Find Affordable Airfare This Summer

When it comes to airfares, America has become affordable again. No, I’m not talking about flying within the U.S.—I’m talking about flying from the U.S. This summer, thanks to a… Read More…

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Travel Tip: If Your Flight is Canceled, Can You Sue the Airline?

Let’s set the scene. You’re on your way to a pivotal business meeting. You’re on the threshold of a crucial sale or a command performance appearance. The financial stakes are… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Booking More Comfortable Seats On Your Next Flight

Are you looking for a more comfortable seat on your next flight? It’s not just where you look for a better seat, but how. It’s not getting any easier. Many… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much
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Travel Tip: The Trouble with Flying & Eating Too Much

If you’re a frequent flyer, you might not want to hear this news. But it appears that the more you fly, the fatter you get. Is it the airline food? The… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Which Airlines Make it Easy to Redeem Frequent Flyer Miles

Millions of us are members of at least one frequent flyer program and we earn our miles through our credit cards or by flying. But the real challenge—and it’s getting… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Airports Try to Calm Tensions With Therapy Animals

Let’s face it: most of us don’t relish going to the airport. We don’t want to shop there, eat there, or relax there. We just want to get through the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Do Recent Air Travel Incidents Reflect Airline Values?
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Travel Tip: Do Recent Air Travel Incidents Reflect Airline Values?

In the last two months we’ve seen the same situation—or at least the same issues—repeated half a dozen times on at least five separate airlines. I’m talking about passengers versus… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles
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Travel Tip: How Banks & Airlines Impact Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Would you believe that some airlines make as much money selling miles to credit card companies as they do selling seats to passengers? It’s true. A little-known fact is that… Read More…

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Travel Tip: When Travelers Are Kicked Off Flights

Getting kicked off planes. First, it was United Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville when the doctor was dragged off the plane. Then, it was the American Airlines flight with… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How Rules Could Change After Recent Airline Incidents

Powerful cell phone videos of passenger mistreatment by airlines go viral. The result? Bipartisan angry reactions by members of Congress—and hearings on passenger rights in Washington, D.C. So does that… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Long TSA Lines Mean for You
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Travel Tip: What Long TSA Lines Mean for You

The warnings have already been issued: it’s going to be a tough summer at security checkpoints in many U.S. airports. The TSA is understaffed at a critical time during the… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Issue With Checking Luggage at the Gate
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Travel Tip: The Issue With Checking Luggage at the Gate

Since just about every airline charges for checked luggage, passengers have been trying to avoid the charges. How? If their bags can somehow squeeze through the carry-on security conveyor belts,… Read More…