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Is travel “hacking” smart – or unethical?

Strictly speaking, “hacking” is the act of illegally breaking into a computer system. But lately, the word has been used […]

Two cheers for all those airline mergers

When I think about the benefits of airline mergers, I’m reminded of Karen Griffin’s story.

Warning! These “free” travel offers can really cost you

The travel industry is infatuated with the word “free,” and face it, so are travelers. Don’t believe me? Then feel […]

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    Admit it, you don’t care what the TSA does to you anymore!

Admit it, you don’t care what the TSA does to you anymore!

The TSA is having a heckuva summer.

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    Bait-and-switched into booking a summer “bargain”? Then read this

Bait-and-switched into booking a summer “bargain”? Then read this

Now you see those summer travel deals. Now you don’t.

The one rule your airline hates the most

If there’s one regulation that airlines hate more than anything, it’s the 24-hour rule.

What are the little secrets your airline keeps?

How often is your no-name regional airline late? How many bags does your “ultra” low-cost carrier lose?

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