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    5 considerations before booking separate tickets for a round trip

5 considerations before booking separate tickets for a round trip

In the not-too-distant past, the only way to get a discount fare for a round trip was to book

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    Should airlines pay us for schedule changes when they change them?

Should airlines pay us for schedule changes when they change them?

Should airlines pay passengers a change fine equal to their change fees when they significantly change flights? It seems like a good idea.
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    “Best price guarantee!” Does anyone care? Does anyone check?

“Best price guarantee!” Does anyone care? Does anyone check?

Are "best price guarantees" worth anything? They are only worth something if travelers check and claim their refunds.
By |September 16th, 2014|Getting there|0 Comments|
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    Regent’s Seven Seas Cruise Line’s “Free Air” leaves a bad taste

Regent’s Seven Seas Cruise Line’s “Free Air” leaves a bad taste

Cruise lines love to use the word “free,” even for the inexpensive ships. Although, generally, the less expensive the

By |September 9th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

United Airlines’ very sneaky “validation” surcharge

These days, airline passengers have to feel like they can hardly sneeze without getting hit with an airline surcharge. Now, United has a new sneaky fee.

6 reasons to check airline mileage statements regularly

Mileage statements, while not being worth much in strict dollar terms, can involve flight credits worth a lot of money either in freebies, upgrades or status. Check them.
By |August 26th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|
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    Best buzzword for luxury hotel deals? It may be “consortium”

Best buzzword for luxury hotel deals? It may be “consortium”

Sometimes last-minute hotel deals can be a bigger deal if booked through a travel agent with connections and a consortium.
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    (Not so) high-speed rail, Travel agents matter, New Southwest Dallas routes

(Not so) high-speed rail, Travel agents matter, New Southwest Dallas routes

High-speed rail disappoints many with imperceptible results, benefits of working with travel agents, Southwest soon free to fly from Dallas
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    Does reporting on-time flight performance make late flights later?

Does reporting on-time flight performance make late flights later?

In the U.S., major airlines must report on-time performance. That means, according to DOT, a flight is counted as "on time" if it arrives at the game less than 15 minutes after its scheduled time.

Booking connecting flights online — how it could cost you

Sometimes, saving money on airline tickets can end up costing travelers a bundle when the travel is booked separately and on different airlines.