Reader Travel Tip of the Day: It’s Still Available!

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It’s Still Available! Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day—but this week’s reader tip is a little different. Today, I’m featuring a question from reader Shaggy Dog (yep), who asks: “Is the US Airways credit card deal (50k miles) still available?” Yes, Shaggy Dog, it is, but it’s not […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Call Now, AmEx Platinum and Centurion Cardholders!

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Call Now, AmEx Platinum and Centurion Cardholders! If you’re like me and have The Platinum Card® from American Express (or the Centurion card), a Johnny Jet advertising partner, for one of its many benefits, including up to $200 worth of ancillary fees (baggage, club entries, change fees) to the airline of your choice, then listen up: AmEx requires you to pick […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Combine Your US Airways Dividend Miles Account with Your American AAdvantage Account

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Combine Your US Airways Dividend Miles Account with Your American AAdvantage Account If you have both an American Airlines AAdvantage account and a US Airways Dividend Miles account, now is the time to start combining them—as I lay out here. Since American and US Airways are now one entity, they’ll soon be closing down US Airways accounts, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Put Carry-Ons in Zipper-First

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Put Carry-Ons in Zipper-First To minimize the risk of carry-on theft on the plane, put your carry-on bag(s) in the overhead bin across the aisle from you and put the zippers in facing first. That way you can always see if someone is trying to get in your bag and it makes it much more […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Travel Resources for Northeast Blizzard

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Travel Resources for Northeast Blizzard According to the National Weather Service, later today and tomorrow a major nor’easter is expected to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to the Northeast. That means if you’re traveling from any of the airports between Washington DC and Maine, then chances are your flight will be, or already has […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Small Lists Can Go a Long Way

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Small Lists Can Go a Long Way Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Terry L. from Amarillo, TX, who builds on the thoughts of a past reader by saying: “I was able to pack quickly and efficiently because of frequent travel in my previous […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Direct Doesn’t Mean Non-Stop

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Direct Doesn’t Mean Non-Stop One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see airlines (ahem, Southwest) marketing direct flights like they’re non-stop. Don’t get suckered by airline lingo, especially here in the United States. A direct flight and a non-stop flight are not the same thing. Here’s how my good friend (and co-host of our […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Publicize Your Vacations

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Don’t Publicize Your Vacations Many of us love using social media (here’s my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to share information and photos about our travels, but you might want to be wary of doing so, especially if you have social media followers who aren’t friends or family. Posting on your social media account might be an […]