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  • Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork

    Seniors on the Go: Heading overseas? Check your paperwork
    Several decades ago, a high-powered Madison Avenue ad man I know was heading to an important client meeting in Frankfurt. He had a reservation for a flight on Lufthansa, but when he got to JFK, he realized that his passport had just expired. Being a...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coming soon: 'Branded' air tickets

    Coming soon: 'Branded' air tickets
    "Brand" is the latest buzzword in airline pricing. Pioneered by American Airlines, the idea gets high praise from some of the airline marketing mavens. And if it seems to work for American, you can bet other lines will quickly copy: After all, "Me, too"...
  • Seniors on the Go: 'Head for where they ain't'

    Seniors on the Go: 'Head for where they ain't'
    With a nod to Wee Willie Keeler ("hit 'em where they ain't"), if you're looking for a quick year-end vacation, your best bets are places where business is seasonally soft. And that gives you some important options: BEACH DESTINATIONS. Typically, the...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?

    'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?
    The duty-free shopping business is headed for a worldwide sales mark close to $50 billion this year, says a recent report from the Paris-based Tax Free World Association. Clearly, those deals must appeal to somebody, but my take is that they're limited to...
  • United's new subscriptions: Good deal or flim-flam?

    United's new subscriptions: Good deal or flim-flam?
    Last week, United launched three new "added benefits for the savvy traveler." But a closer look raises questions about just who benefits the most -- those supposedly savvy flyers or United? Baggage Subscription. Starting at $349 a year, you can "forget...