| Apr 8, 2014
What airlines look on fondly as "ancillary revenue" hits you in the form of pesky -- and often outrageous -- fees and charges. A new report from the meticulous folks at IdeaWorks tells airline industry professionals what they need to know about...
| Apr 1, 2014
If you're headed for Europe this summer, CheapAir.com says, "Buy as soon as you can." That's based on actual ticket prices in CheapAir's database for this year and last, and it contradicts some earlier findings about buying long-haul international trips...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
| Apr 1, 2014
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up a proposed bill that would allow airlines once again to omit taxes and fees from advertised prices and instead add them in later, just before you buy. Make no mistake: This...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:11 PM
If you have a penchant for window views or a need to snuggle up to your travel buddy, Megabus.com now lets you call dibs on seats.
The popular bus service, known for its $1 fares, announced today that it is starting a reserved-seating program. ...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 PM
"Optional" airline fees remain a major source of irritation. But most are truly optional: You don't really need to select your seat in advance, check a bag, or buy an onboard drink when you fly. One supposedly "optional" fee, however -- the onerous ticket...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
For once, I got something I really wanted for Mother's Day -- and it didn't involve anyone shopping for a gift I could do without.
I'm spending a May weekend with two of my three kids. Maybe that doesn't sound like much but when your kids live far from...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The Whalers need to return to Hartford.
Here's looking at you, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman.
The Whalers belong in Connecticut. We still have a strong fan base, and indeed, low ticket sales can't be blamed as the reason the Whalers...
| Apr 3, 2014
On Wednesday, Florida Lottery officials pulled their machines from three Pompano Beach convenience stores that are linked to one of the state's most prolific winners.
No arrest has been made, though Lottery officials said "fraudulent activity may have...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat.
But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...