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  • Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone

    Want better airline service? Power up your smartphone
    Liz Owen needed help, and she needed it fast. She had rescheduled a flight from Washington to Los Angeles on Virgin America to avoid superstorm Sandy, which was about to slam into the East Coast. But she'd forgotten to order a wheelchair. Owen, who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Getting away without going broke

     Getting away without going broke
    In our annual budget travel survey, experts offer tips on how to get away on a budget, including what to eat, where to stay and, most important, where to go. Laura Begley Bloom Deputy editor, Travel + Leisure Getting there: Follow the airlines'...
  • Soon, airline loyalty will cost you

    Soon, airline loyalty will cost you
    Like many frequent travelers, Glenn Haussman recently received an email from Delta Air Lines about an "update" to its SkyMiles loyalty program. It was so understated that some passengers didn't bother to read it. But Haussman did. "I was not thrilled,"...
  • Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?

    Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?
    The proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways may not be a done deal, even if almost everyone is behaving as if it were. Although the combination, which would create the world's largest airline, has pushed back from the gate, it's still...
  • Elon Musk of SpaceX: The goal is Mars

    Elon Musk of SpaceX: The goal is Mars
    As shipments go, it was routine — about half a ton of supplies — except it was delivered by the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX partnered with NASA in this new model, the brainchild of Elon Musk, who's behind...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price

    Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price
    United Airlines is emulating rival American in featuring a baggage-delivery service at your arrival airport. Although you have to get your bags to the departure airport and check them by yourself, when you arrive at your destination airport, you hand your...