| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
You've probably included the cost of a room in a hotel or resort, a rental car, some nice dinners, and a few souvenirs in your travel budget. But taxes on hotels, rental cars and restaurant meals are expected to cost...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Memorial Day weekend, a driving holiday if ever there were one, this year will see 2.7 million Southern Californians traveling, according to the Auto Club, and they’ll need to watch out for traffic, those who text and drive, and fuel prices that are...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...
| Feb 25, 2014
Nancy Palmer cancels her flight from Seattle to Baltimore. Then her airline stops flying from Seattle to Baltimore. So what happens with the ticket credit she was offered? Is her ticket really nonrefundable?
Q. I'm writing about a recent issue I had with...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings.
Name: Last Minute Travel Deals
Available for: Website (www.lastminutetravel.com), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
What it does: Accesses flights from more...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: A reader writes that she and her husband are retired, older than 70 and want to travel. They can leave at a moment's notice, so they want to know whether they can take advantage of last-minute deals and, if so, where. (For security reasons, we...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:45 AM
If you're a Kayak user like me, you're always looking for new ways to use the travel search engine to find good deals.
Kayak this week revamped a tool that makes it easier to compare the price of airfare-hotel vacation packages from a variety of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Orbitz Worldwide not only wants you to join its loyalty program and book hotels rooms and flights on Orbitz.com, it wants you to do so on your mobile device and pay using its new credit card the travel agency introduced Tuesday. In return, Orbitz is...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:29 AM
JetBlue is tops in customer service among the six largest U.S. airlines. Marriott earns top marks among the eight largest multi-brand hotel chains. Among the online travel agencies (OTA), the little guys -- lumped into the "all others" group -- slightly...
| Apr 15, 2014
Thomas Hinrichs' anniversary plans are derailed by a medical emergency. Can he change the name on his wife's ticket and take his son to Paris and London, instead?
Q: Earlier this year, I booked flights with Expedia on Icelandair for a trip to Paris and...
| Apr 8, 2014
Gladys Martin's Expedia vacation package is missing two key components. Should she have to pay for its mistake?
Q: I'm writing you about our problems with a vacation package we booked on Expedia to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
A few weeks before our...