Category: Travel issues

Do new electronics restrictions make sense?

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First – in case you missed it – the U.S. government has banned large electronics (anything larger than a phone, including tablets and laptops) from being carried in-cabin on certain flights from Africa and the Middle East. But only if you’re flying on a foreign airline. (more…)

How will the Brexit vote affect travel to the United Kingdom?

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It’s official: the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. There will be several impacts on travelers to the UK, so let’s break down what we know so far and how it will affect travel to the first nation ever to leave the EU. (more…)

American and Delta to end interline agreement

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Some bad news, travelers: effective September 15th, American and Delta will end their “interline” agreement, meaning that neither carrier will be able to book you on the other. Why would an airline book you on one of its (non-partner) competitors? (more…)

Beware new hotel cancellation policies at Hilton, Marriott and Starwood

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Even occasional travelers are familiar with the wide range of rates a hotel offers for each type of room. Typically the lowest price – the one that draws you in – is a prepaid and nonrefundable rate that you have to book in advance. More flexible rates, which usually don’t require a deposit up front and allow late cancellation, inevitably cost more. It’s a rule of the travel industry that paying more buys you flexibility, whether for a flight or a hotel stay. (more…)