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  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats
    Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...
  • Chip ahoy -- lots more cards

    Chip ahoy -- lots more cards
    The logjam in chip technology credit cards has finally broken, and as of now, dozens of chip-enabled cards are available from banks based in the United States, with more coming along steadily. Previously, technical differences from conventional cards...