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  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • Web Buzz: Localeur gives travelers locals' advice on what to do

    Do you just live in your neighborhood, or are you a local voyager? This app offers travel tips from locals who discover and rediscover their cities as if they were on a hunt for hidden treasure. Name: Localeur Available for: iPhone, iPad and iPod...
  • Seniors on the Go: When you need some help flying

    Seniors on the Go: When you need some help flying
    For one reason or another, some travelers may need a bit of help in air travel -- at the airport, and maybe during a flight. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires airlines to accommodate disabled travelers, provide assistance during flight and...
  • Airline delays cost carriers and passengers $5.8 billion, study says

    As another harsh storm delays thousands of flights across the United States, a new study estimates that severe weather has cost airlines and passengers $5.8 billion this winter. More than 2,800 flights were canceled Monday and another 2,900 were...
  • Airline news update

    We've seen a flurry of airline announcements over the last few weeks. And in this industry, when one big line announces some new initiative -- especially when it's a bad idea -- the other giants are very likely to follow. Among the more important...
  • Dealing with Delta's new frequent flyer program

    Dealing with Delta's new frequent flyer program
    Next year, Delta will switch its Skymiles frequent flyer program from a mileage base to a dollar base. You've probably already read about that, so the question becomes one of how to deal with it. Overall, the new rules will be good for business...
  • Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20

    Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20
    South Florida travelers frustrated by the limited and often expensive flight options to Orlando and Tallahassee could soon have another option for getting there. Florida Express Jet Travel announced Monday that it plans to launch daily nonstop flights...
  • Frequent flyer status changes

    Frequent flyer status changes
    In recent months, giant airlines have made some big changes to their frequent flyer programs, affecting earning and award schedules. Over the years, most changes have had a negative impact on ordinary travelers, and the recent ones are no different....
  • Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees

    Accommodations, cars, and cruises: promises, but no guarantees
    Let's say you arrive at a hotel, late at night after an exhausting flight, only to be told your supposedly "confirmed" reservation has disappeared. The hotel has already rented out "your" room to someone else and has no more vacancies. Obviously, the...
  • Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit

    Airlines lower fares to offset bag fees, but still make a profit
    Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab. But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
  • Seniors on the Go: Upgrade bidding update

    Seniors on the Go: Upgrade bidding update
    Say you buy a cheap economy ticket. But also say you're a bit on the large size or old enough that getting in and out of a sardine-can seat isn't as easy as it once was. So you'd really like to escape the cattle-car seat squeeze and lousy cabin service...