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Travel Tip: How Southwest Airlines Is Attempting to Improve the Boarding Process
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Travel Tip: How Southwest Airlines Is Attempting to Improve the Boarding Process

I’ve always found the airplane boarding process tedious, inefficient and slow.    And it’s every time, and motion study has proven it, as airlines grapple with how to improve the how and when we… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Airline Ticket Change Fees
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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Airline Ticket Change Fees

No matter how the airlines try to explain or justify it, ticket change fees are nothing but pure profit.     We’re talking about $200-$300 a ticket, and some international flight… Read More…

Will This Be the Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Year Ever?
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Will This Be the Busiest Thanksgiving Travel Year Ever?

Are you sure you’re ready to travel this Thanksgiving?   The latest projection is out from Airlines for America, which says that a record 30.6 million passengers are expected to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Most Tech-Friendly Airlines
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Travel Tip: Most Tech-Friendly Airlines

With the modern technologies, you never have to be bored or socially isolated even if you are 40,000 feet above the ground. Traveloka, an Indonesian travel services company, ranked different… Read More…

Travel Tip: Flying With Kids
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Travel Tip: Flying With Kids

It has been said that there are two kinds of travel–first class and with children. Yes, I know, we’ve all been on planes with screaming kids. But at the same… Read More…

Travel Tip: A Look At Canceled Flights This Past Summer
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Travel Tip: A Look At Canceled Flights This Past Summer

It’s one thing to measure or try to measure an airline’s average on-time performance.   But the real defining metric is which airline does the best in bad weather. Which… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Reason Your Plane Feels More Crowded
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Travel Tip: The Reason Your Plane Feels More Crowded

Consider this. More than 201 million additional passengers boarded U.S. airlines flights in 2017 than they did back in 2005. But U.S. carriers actually operated 1.6 million fewer flights last… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?
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Travel Tip: Are Airlines Padding Flight Schedules?

Every once in a while as your flight is descending, the pilot might announce, “Will the flight attendants prepare for an early arrival?” Early arrival? My question is always, early… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Increasing Number of Flight Delays

If it seemed that your flights were delayed this summer, you were not alone. Air traffic control delays in the U.S. are up substantially over last year. Not only is… Read More…

Travel Tip: Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flight Airports
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Travel Tip: Low-Cost, Long-Haul Flight Airports

Looking for a cheap flight? Why not look for the airports that offer the lowest cost long-haul flights first? The International Air Transport Association analyzed the schedules for the peak… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Water on Airplanes

I’m always encouraging you to drink water–to hydrate–when you fly. But I am also encouraging you to not drink the tap water that’s carried on your flight. Back in 2004,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Dirtiest Parts of an Airplane

What’s the dirtiest part of an airplane?   According to the most recent study by Auburn University’s microbiologists, it’s the seat back tray table and safety card holder. The microbiologists… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Infections and Diseases on Airplanes
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The Travel Detective: Infections and Diseases on Airplanes

These days, one of the fastest ways of spreading disease is on board commercial airplanes.   People worry not only about catching a cold from the person sneezing in the… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Flatulence on Airplanes
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The Travel Detective: Flatulence on Airplanes

It happens on every flight. It’s something everyone notices, no one likes, and nobody really talks about it. I’m talking about flatulence on airplanes. Even though nobody’s likely to mention… Read More…

The Travel Detective: The Airline Game of Choosing Your Seat
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The Travel Detective: The Airline Game of Choosing Your Seat

So what kind of airline seat do you want the next time you fly? Let me guess: you probably don’t want the dreaded middle seat. So how do you get… Read More…

Excess Baggage: Messy Planes
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Excess Baggage: Messy Planes

Do you ever wonder why some planes are late leaving the gate?       Some might suggest it’s because they arrive late to the gate. That’s not always the case…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Do If You Miss Your Flight
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Travel Tip: What to Do If You Miss Your Flight

What happens if you oversleep and miss your flight? Or you get a flat tire on the way to the airport and arrive too late to check-in? The number of… Read More…