What’s the price of a travel credit card headache? ‘Free.’

Charles Stewart figures he should have known better. The promises made by his MileagePlus Explorer card from Chase — yes, the one that’s heavily promoted in airports and on travel blogs — looked too good to pass up. “In order to qualify for the free bag check and priority boarding, the ticket must be purchased […]

8 great (and possibly great) inflight products

You know, or should know, by now that I am a member of the carryon club: a strong proponent of carrying all your stuff onto flights and not checking bags. In fact, Pack Light is my first habit of happy travelers. It is definitely a challenge to pack light but still be sure you have useful inflight products. With that background, […]

Newsletter – March 1, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: Airline re-regulation?, European travel tips, Airline schedule changes, Delta’s baggage policy, Rooms to explore Is it time to re-regulate the airlines? Has de-regulation helped consumers? Chris Elliott enlightens us on this issue. We all […]

A holiday travel sex and romance index

The Expedia Heat Index was commissioned by Expedia and conducted by GfK, an independent global market research company. GfK asked 1,000 Americans aged 18 or older for their opinions on a range of questions – what types of vacation and cities are most romantic and most sexy, what sort of romantic behavior they undertake while […]

8 Great Travel Skills for 2015

Everyone is talking about where to go in 2015 (Cuba anyone?), but I want to talk about better travel practices. Here are 8 great travel skills to improve travels in 2015 (and every year): 1. Car Rental Loyalty Programs. I am astonished when I read articles from “travel experts” mentioning standing in line to rent […]

19 travel-worthy events, luxury river cruising in 2015, make planes disappearance-proof

19 events worth traveling for in 2015 Still wondering where to go in 2015? Check out this guide for some suggestions. Here are some samples. Elvis’ 80th birthday celebrations Dates: January 7-10 Where: Graceland, Tennessee Big Elvis Presley fan? There’s no better time to head to Graceland to celebrate what would have been the King’s […]

Top travel searches from Google 2014

This was published in Budget Travel by the Editors of Budget Travel You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Google crunched its data from the past year and unearthed the top 10 travel search terms for their annual Year in Search analysis. One huge takeaway from the roundup: Travelers want to know how they can travel […]

The 12 ways of Christmas savings and hassle-free travel

In this oldie but goodie, Priceline gives us this (slightly modified) simple list to make travel during the holidays easier and hassle free. Of course, while no one can account for delays and weather, travelers can proactively make sure they are ready to travel and ready for situations they may face while under way. Here […]