Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Terminal Caution

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Terminal Caution Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Wendell L. of Norwalk, CT, who says: “Don’t miss your connecting flight by going to the wrong terminal! Major airlines (or airlines at one of their hubs) are often served by more than one terminal at an airport, […]

Travel Website of the Week: FreakJet

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My colleague, good friend and #TravelSkills Twitter chat co-host Chris McGinnis turned me onto this site, which is called FreakJet. The name pretty much says it all, but as we all know airports provide high-quality people-watching and this site highlights the best of the freaks we all see (I hope I’m not one of them). What […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Smart Airport Driving

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Smart Airport Driving This is especially true at LAX and other large airports, but no matter where you are, remember: When dropping or picking people up, be sure not to speed or make any illegal turns as cops are just looking for reasons to hand out tickets. And never pick up where you aren’t supposed […]

Travel News: Week of December 30, 2013

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Top Travel News MGM gets approvals in Maryland and Massachusetts In Iceland, where myth is more than just stories, concern for elves holds up road project How airlines are doing everything imaginable to cram more seats onto planes Hong Kong Airline Cathay Pacific Places $1 Billion Order with Boeing Florida Hotel Rates More Than Double […]

Travel Video of the Week: Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport

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One thing that irks me when I travel are those that speak way too loudly on their cell phone. Greg Benson of MediocreFilms has come up with a great way to get them to stop—or at least reconsider. He calls it “cell phone crashing,” and the results are hilarious.

Travel Tip of the Day: Allow (Extra) Time

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Allow (Extra) Time AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, so keep in mind that there are going to be a lot of people on the roads and in the airports in the days ahead. So if you’ll be traveling, make sure to allow […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Free Airport Wi-Fi Trick #2

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Free Airport Wi-Fi Trick #2 Monday’s tip was about how to get free Wi-Fi in airports where it’s not a standard offering for all passengers. Well, there are some airports that do offer it (here’s a good resource) but only for, say, 15 minutes (like Paris or Frankfurt, for example). That’s better than nothing, but one […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Free Airport Wi-Fi Trick #1

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Free Airport Wi-Fi Trick #1 I think all airports should offer free Wi-Fi but surprisingly many still don’t (here’s a pretty good list). My trick for finding free Wi-Fi? Hanging out in front of or near an airline’s club lounge, where there’s almost always an open connection. I did it two weeks ago in Atlanta […]