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  • Go away with Col. Chris Hadfield

    Go away with Col. Chris Hadfield
    "Travel has always been such an important part of my life," says Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield. "It has been wonderful to have been around the world multiple times and to have seen the whole thing. It has been one long whirlwind vacation." Well...
  • LAX shooting: Slain TSA agent identified as Gerardo I. Hernandez

    Transportation Security Administration officials Friday night identified the agent killed in a rampage at LAX as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39. Officials provided no details about Hernandez. A second TSA agent was also shot at LAX, but he has not been...
  • They canceled my flight -- why do I have to pay?

    They canceled my flight -- why do I have to pay?
    When part of his flight itinerary changes, Bret Bickar is asked to pay a change fee in order to get back home. Is that unfair? He thinks so. His airline doesn't. Who's right? Q: We recently booked a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco on...
  • Seniors on the Go: Air trips for unaccompanied minors

    Seniors on the Go: Air trips for unaccompanied minors
    Whether to meet visitation requirements in split families, to visit retired grandparents, to attend school, or some other reason, you sometimes need to arrange flights for young kids to travel on their own. All airlines have "unaccompanied minor"...
  • Routehappy: The latest airfare search system

    Routehappy: The latest airfare search system
    The new airfare search systems keep coming, and the incumbents keep adding features. Last week, I covered three new ones; here's still more. Routehappy.com claims to base its finding on how "happy" a flight will make you -- as well as how much it will...
  • Go Away With ... Col. Chris Hadfield

    Go Away With ... Col. Chris Hadfield
    "Travel has always been such an important part of my life," says Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield. "It has been wonderful to have been around the world multiple times and to have seen the whole thing. It has been one long whirlwind vacation."...
  • The big merger: Business wins; consumers lose

    The big merger: Business wins; consumers lose
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice essentially caved on its attempt to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It extracted a few face-saving concessions, declared victory and then folded its tent. The merger will now almost...
  • Travel in 2013: Plastic confusion

    Travel in 2013: Plastic confusion
    This year, the big players in the travel payment marketplace will be pulling and hauling at each other for your business, and you may have to make some unexpected decisions. Credit card or debit card? New payment systems? A "digital wallet" in your...
  • Travel in 2013: The airline scene

    Travel in 2013: The airline scene
    If you sit in the back of the plane, your trip will get worse -- unless you pay for better. If you sit up front, your trip will get better. Wherever you sit, you'll pay a bit more, on average. And as in the past, the best way to buy air tickets is...
  • Are lax rules slowing down airline ticket refunds?

    Are lax rules slowing down airline ticket refunds?
    Kathleen and Eugene Bianucci paid $5,770 for a pair of round-trip tickets between San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland, this year on Virgin Atlantic Airways. A few days before their trip, Kathleen, a fitness instructor from San Bruno, Calif., broke her leg...
  • Seniors on the Go: Forget the hype; want matters is the contract

    Seniors on the Go: Forget the hype; want matters is the contract
    Travel suppliers woo you with all sorts of hype: great service, comfort, whatever. But what you actually get is sometimes a lot less than you thought you were promised. And if you have any sort of argument, what you can legally expect is not what's in the...