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    The Elliott Show: Loyalty programs, cruise prices and … oops

The Elliott Show: Loyalty programs, cruise prices and … oops

In this week's episode of The Christopher Elliott Show, I forget the name of my guest, and my own name (oh, I'll edit that out) and I talk loyalty programs and cruise prices with Doug Parker. No, not that Doug Parker -- that one.

Who’s to blame for this tourist trap?

Monhegan Island, Me., is almost too pretty for words. That’s probably how the problem started; everyone wanted to go there.

When it comes to airfares, you get what you pay for

Here's a fascinating graphic from our friend Bob Herbst, who shares a few numbers about airline ticket prices that might make you wish for the good ol' pre-deregulation days, when airlines competed on service, not price.

No airline cookie conspiracy? What about this trail of crumbs?

Airlines and online travel agencies surreptitiously use computer "cookies" they've implanted on your Web browser to track your activity on their sites and then raise prices when it appears that you're interested in a fare. That's the rumor, at least.

Why high gas prices could cut your vacation costs

While the rest of the world whined about the seemingly unstoppable rise in energy costs this summer, and the greedy oil companies that were probably to blame for them, we missed the other side of the story.

Gas dips below $4 a gallon — brace yourself for fuel price amnesia

Ponder these two numbers. Travel on all roads and streets fell by 3.7 percent in May, the latest month for which data is available, as compared with same month in 2007. And gas prices have declined for the 11th straight day, dipping below $4 a gallon.
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