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    Airlines — heartless with cancer patient? Heavy-handed with videographer

Airlines — heartless with cancer patient? Heavy-handed with videographer

Alaska throws a cancer patient off a flight. JetBlue removes a passenger videotaping a conflict between a passenger and FA. Are airlines too fast to remove passengers?

The TSA budget — the wrong programs have priority

Ned Levi examined the TSA budget and found it shows their program's priorities make no sense and are upside down at best.
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    The incredible but true story of how hotels became vacation-rentalized

The incredible but true story of how hotels became vacation-rentalized

Want a hotel that feels like home? So did Kristin Stallings when she recently looked for accommodations in Florida to celebrate her wedding anniversary.

A small, pricey room, where everything felt “smashed together,” wasn’t at the top of her list, says Stallings, a loan risk analyst from Houston.

“I remembered how much I dislike middle-of-the-night door slamming, loud hallway discussions and noisy neighbors,” she adds. “More than once I’ve had to request a new room due to noise.”

12 tips to protect belongings while traveling

Last month I wrote a two part series about “Choosing business and leisure travel luggage.” In it, I discussed

Reviewing air travel security: FAA, passengers, TSA

Recently, there have been events through which we should evaluate air travel security, including TSA airport security.

I’ve stated this

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    Is cruising safe? A chilling look at an industry under siege

Is cruising safe? A chilling look at an industry under siege

Last month, I attended an annual trade show where tens of thousands of members of the cruise industry meet

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    Is searching for "deals" taking the joy out of anticipating travel?

Is searching for "deals" taking the joy out of anticipating travel?

Getting there is half the fun.

The other half? For many travelers, it’s finding a deal.

Planning an upcoming vacation can

Choosing business and leisure travel luggage — Part 2

Last week, in Part 1, I described how air travelers’ luggage is often handled badly. Travelers’ luggage must withstand

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    United-Lufthansa nightmare — even agents are confused by FF upgrades

United-Lufthansa nightmare — even agents are confused by FF upgrades

Everyone loves earning frequent flier miles. Redeeming them, however, is a whole different story.

There are times when using miles

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Choosing business and leisure travel luggage — Part 1

Over the years, I’ve been given more recommendations than I can count about the type, brand, factors and features

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