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Half the room at twice the price

Even though she prepays for a hotel room on Hotwire.com, Elke Rist gets half of what she’s promised: just one bed and quarters the size of a “jail cell.” It will cost her twice as much as the room she reserved. Can the hotel do that?


Airlines sick-leave rules force sick flight attendants to work

During the recent FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 hearings before the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Patricia Friend, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants, testified that various airline policies essentially forced flight attendants with flu-like symptoms to work.


5 really good reasons for taking a red-eye flight

Some travelers loathe what they consider the most wretched choice of flights — the red-eye. Others claim these flights are the only way to travel. Lynn Rosen finds 5 reasons overnight flights can be perfect for some.


8 ways to stretch vacation dollars

Summer is here and even though some vowed not to take vacations due to costs, the travel industry is offering so many bargains that many will break their resolve to stay home. Even with bargains, most travelers can use other ways to stretch their vacation dollars.