5 tips for smooth holiday travel

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Holiday travel is upon us. Flying near the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays is the travel equivalent of shopping on Black Friday. And with big winter storms affecting large parts of the United States this week, disruptions are inevitable.

Airlines refer to these travel disruptions as irregular operations. As unpleasant as this can be, there are some proven strategies that will help you manage delayed and cancelled fights, reroutings and other problems. (more…)

JetBlue adding fees and cutting legroom

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Sometimes industry pressure and trends are too strong for any single airline to stand up to. This is certainly the case with “unbundling.” Unbundling is the idea that airline customers shouldn’t pay for services they don’t need. A decade and more ago, the cost of an airline ticket included the transport, a seat assignment, a meal, etc. (more…)

6 reasons to avoid Cairo

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A friend once asked me what my least favorite city was. The answer was easy: chaotic Cairo. But I wanted to give it another chance, as I first visited when I was a very young, naive traveler. Now, with nearly 70 countries under my belt, I wanted to go back and give it another chance. The verdict: first impressions are often spot on. (more…)

How to use (and not use) one-way airfares

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Have you ever tried to book a one-way airfare? Depending on which market you’re looking to travel in, your results likely have been mixed. (more…)