Travel Website of the Week: FlightAware Misery Map

Misery Map

Since I’m feeling so miserable after my lip surgery, now seems like the appropriate time to feature FlightAware’s new Misery Map. FlightAware has been around for a while and in fact I use their flight tracking feature every time I fly or have to pick up a loved one up since it’s usually much more […]

What To Do In Weather Delays and Flight Cancellations

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Here are my go-to tips, websites and apps for all you need to know about what to do in weather delays and flight cancellations: 1. Research: I don’t leave home without knowing the weather where I am and where I’m going—including at layover airports. I use Weather.com and this handy traveler’s weather page I made that even […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times

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Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times I’ve already warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark Airport. Well, you can now add San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the “avoid if you can” list since two of the airport’s four runways are closed for the whole summer! If you’re headed to […]

Travel Website of the Week: refund.me

Refund.me

Last week, I featured as our Travel Website of the Week a site called AirHelp, which helps get you money when your flight is canceled, delayed or overbooked. Well, refund.me is another site that will help you do the same. Just log into to the site (or app), key in your data and upload your documents (e.g. ticket) and […]

Travel Website of the Week: AirHelp

AirHelp

AirHelp is a brilliant website, app and service that will help you get the money owed to you by the airlines when things go wrong. AirHelp helps airline passengers around the world secure compensation over delayed, cancelled or overbooked flights. Most travelers don’t know that they can get up to $1,300 in cash for domestic flights and $800 […]

Website of the Week: KnowDelay

KnowDelay

Frequent fliers and business travelers will love this! It’s a website that alerts passengers three days in advance what the chances are of a weather-related delay. KnowDelay.com is a brand new site created by former pilot Geoff Murray that factors in meteorology and years of on-time performance data to get a better understanding of how […]