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  • Booking flights too early can be as expensive as booking too late

    Booking flights too early can be as expensive as booking too late
    Anyone who has booked a last-minute flight knows you pay more when you wait. But you also pay more if you book too early. What's too early? What's too late? Pity the poor fare geek trying to hit that elusive sweet spot. Discount travel site Cheapair....
  • New airfare search websites

    New airfare search websites
    Developing the "best" airfare search system seems to be the holy grail of the online travel business. At least you'd guess that from the number of "new and improved" search engines announced so frequently. Three of the latest offer some unique features,...
  • 'Airline loyalty programs should encourage real loyalty.' Really?

    'Airline loyalty programs should encourage real loyalty.' Really?
    A new frequent flyer study from Deloitte and Touche, claiming that airline programs aren't as effective as they could be, has generated a lot of ink and pixels. Set aside the truism that nothing is ever quite "as good as it could be," the conclusions seem...
  • 'Bad' tickets sometimes still a good idea

    'Bad' tickets sometimes still a good idea
    In recent years, travel writers have pretty much laid off of reporting two "insider" strategies for cutting airfare costs, mainly because those strategies had lost much of their usefulness. And, of course, they also violate airline rules. But despite...
  • Some progress on hotel fee scams -- but no results yet

    Some progress on hotel fee scams -- but no results yet
    "We believe that online hotel reservation sites should include in the quoted total price any unavoidable and mandatory fees, such as resort fees, that consumers will be charged to stay at the hotel. While a hotel reservation site may breakdown the...
  • Travel agents say websites no threat

    Travel agents say websites no threat
    The digital revolution has imperiled the future of many job categories, including darkroom film processor, typewriter repairman and telephone operator. With the surge of sophisticated travel websites, can we include travel agents on the list of nearly...
  • Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Best times

    Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Best times
    The fourth quarter of the year -- for travel, that means October through mid-December -- is the slowest time of the year in many destination areas. That means you get some of the year's best prices. Sun-Sand-Surf. Typically, the fourth quarter is the...
  • New Online: Visas, Airfare Search

    New Online: Visas, Airfare Search
    You seldom have to wait long for the next online innovation. Here are three recent developments that can make your travel a bit easier or more rewarding. Online Turkish Visa. It's not even June yet, but Turkish Airlines initiated what may become the...
  • Hotels take fitness amenities to the great outdoors

    Hotels take fitness amenities to the great outdoors
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - From sightseeing city runs and nature hikes down country trails to surfing sessions, hotels are luring leisure and business clients outside their climate-controlled rooms for outdoor activities to keep fit while traveling for business...
  • Airline Consumer Committee: No surprises

    Airline Consumer Committee: No surprises
    "DOT should ensure transparency in air carrier pricing." That's the key conclusion of the final report from the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection. And that bland conclusion shouldn't have surprised or even disappointed anyone: Nobody...
  • Frequent flyer miles: A close look

    Frequent flyer miles: A close look
    For years, I've proposed four "rules" about frequent flyer miles: -- When used for domestic coach travel -- the most popular use -- frequent flyer credit is worth about 1 cent per mile. -- Frequent flyer credit is worth more for business- and first-...