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Travel Tip: Monarch Airlines is Offering Perks to Nice Travelers
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Travel Tip: Monarch Airlines is Offering Perks to Nice Travelers

Do nice guys finish last? Not necessarily. British-based Monarch Airlines has decided to launch a new year-long promotional campaign to highlight traditional values and basic good manners for its passengers…. Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Airlines & Routes Make Airfares More Affordable

Almost every week, a new airline seems to be flying long-haul nonstop—and discounted—service to America. Last week, Hainan Airlines announced new routes from China to Los Angeles. Norwegian Air Shuttle… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Think You Had a Bad Flight? These Stories Might Top It

The next time you have a complaint about an airline—or a fellow passenger—consider the following recent cases. A British jumbo jet from London’s Heathrow to San Francisco was delayed for… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Apps & Sites that Can Help You Book a Hotel Room

Looking for a great hotel rate? A number of new apps are now competing to give you instantaneous quotes. These are not just on rates, but on other things you… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Won’t Change About Air Travel in the Near Future

In the last months of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a consumer-friendly rule on how airlines disclose the fees they charge. The rule would require airlines… Read More…

Travel Tip: Airlines Cut Back Service Between Smaller U.S. Airports
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Travel Tip: Airlines Cut Back Service Between Smaller U.S. Airports

A growing number of small and midsize U.S. cities are facing a crisis: air service. According to The U.S. Travel Association, 60 percent of U.S. airports have lost connectivity in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba
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Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba

Six months ago, U.S. airlines were all jockeying for position to see who would be given permission to fly to Cuba. Many of them won the right to fly to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet
Airlines & Airports / Travel Scams / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet

You know the old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Well, that certainly applies to travel, which is why travel scams are so widespread…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What Recent Hotel Mergers Mean for You
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Recent Hotel Mergers Mean for You

Many of you are aware of the recent hotel merger and acquisition deal. Marriott took over Starwood, making it the largest hotel company in the world, with 5,700 properties and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Supersonic Travel Could Return to the Skies
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Supersonic Travel Could Return to the Skies

How about a flight to London from New York in less than four hours? That was the promise in 1973 when the supersonic Concorde was first introduced. That plane did… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why This is a Good Time to Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles
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Travel Tip: Why This is a Good Time to Use Your Frequent Flyer Miles

Are you a member of an airline’s frequent flyer program? The chances are good, and possibly you’re a member of more than one program. So, you’re probably sitting on a… Read More…

Travel Tip: How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Staying at a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How I Get a Good Night’s Sleep While Staying at a Hotel

My friends are always amazed at my ability to function on about four hours of sleep each night. I consider myself one lucky traveler. But what about the rest of… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym
Health & Fitness / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Often Travelers Actually Use the Hotel Pool and Gym

If you listen to most travelers, they’ll tell you in just about every survey that they make their hotel reservations based on whether the property has a great fitness center…. Read More…

Travel Tip: China on Course to Compete With U.S. on Infrastructure
Airlines & Airports / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: China on Course to Compete With U.S. on Infrastructure

One area where President Trump might actually receive bipartisan support is America’s infrastructure problems. In the recent past, New York’s LaGuardia Airport was often described as a third world airport…. Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Southwest Effect Extends to More Airlines

In the past, it was called the Southwest Effect. Just about any time Southwest entered a market, airfares to and from that market dropped substantially. Well, that Southwest Effect has… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans
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Travel Tip: What the Travel Ban Means for Americans

It’s been a little more than a month since President Trump signed the first executive order that created a travel ban for citizens of seven separate countries. That was successfully… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016
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Travel Tip: How Domestic Airline Performance Improved in 2016

There’s some good news when it comes to airline service in America. Last year, it actually improved—according to most measurements. Seven percent fewer flights arrived late. The airlines lost fewer… Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using a Smartphone While You’re Traveling Internationally

Here’s a little news bulletin. Just because you have a smartphone, it doesn’t make you smart—especially when you travel outside the U.S. International calling charges on cell phones remain the… Read More…