5 things customers say during the holidays – and what they really mean

It's that time of year when you follow the herd to the mall and gorge on the displays.

Get into the holiday spirit with these TSA-inspired songs

Whether you think the TSAs new body scans and pat downs are completely appropriate or a violation of your civil rights, you can't deny this issue is a cultural touchpoint that has everyone talking. When's the last time anything in the travel industry did that?

“It’s a Christmas miracle”

If you live in the Midwest, I don't need to tell you that you're having a white Christmas. A very white Christmas.

It’s holiday travel time! You heard it here first!

Take your car in for a tuneup. Give yourself extra time if you're flying. Oh, and it's going to be one for the record books.

Stranded five days in Syracuse — what does the airline owe me?

Does an airline owe you anything for a five-day delay? William Danylchuk was held up in Syracuse for the better part of the week, while trying to get home to Des Moines for Christmas. American Airlines offered him nothing for the inconvenience. Can it do that?

Lessons learned from past holiday meltdowns

You can’t talk about the worst holiday travel experiences without mentioning the movie “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” The 1987 comedy, starring Steve Martin and John Candy, is about one frazzled business traveler’s struggle to get home in time for Thanksgiving. It’s a textbook holiday travel nightmare.

5 reasons to travel during the 2008 holidays

Here’s a holiday travel forecast you probably won’t read anywhere else: look for lower prices on everything from air fares to hotel room rates, smaller crowds and a more pleasant overall experience. Am I nuts? Well, no.