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Daily musings from Christopher Elliott.

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    Biohazard on board! What to do when disgusting things happen on planes

Biohazard on board! What to do when disgusting things happen on planes

For Ryan Karas and Lindsi Stinson, it was blood. For Angela Rauen, it was urine. And for Linda Cannon, vomit.

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    Why your comments never amount to much – and how to fix them

Why your comments never amount to much – and how to fix them

Maybe you missed the mudslinging fest earlier this week or the follow-up article that talked about good manners.

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    Stop phoning me! How to end those annoying “charity” calls

Stop phoning me! How to end those annoying “charity” calls

It happens every night.

By |September 24th, 2014|Commentary|42 Comments|
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    Why my critics get the silent treatment (and why that’s good for you)

Why my critics get the silent treatment (and why that’s good for you)

People take swipes at me all the time.

The attacks range from mildly critical (like questioning my “insider” knowledge of

Maybe your travel standards are too low

Incredible customer service and travel used to be more or less synonymous. Not anymore.

How to navigate the child-unfriendly skies

What is it with airlines and kids these days?

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    What to do about knee offenders and other “me first” passengers

What to do about knee offenders and other “me first” passengers

“Safety first” may be the American travel industry’s unofficial slogan, but for some travelers, it’s more like “Me first!”