Earn 50,000 US Airways/American Airlines Miles

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If you’re like me and like to save money by using miles for last-minute expensive trips, or for helping your loved ones experience the finer things in life, then listen up: My favorite deal in travel right now is Barclaycard’s limited-time offer on the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®, which can get you 50,000 bonus miles after […]

10 Ways to Make 2015 Your Year of Travel

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I’m not rich—I’m just innovative. One of the most frequent questions I get asked by friends, distant family members and readers is ‘How can I travel the world?’ I always tell them that unless poor health is an issue, there’s really no reason why you can’t travel and go to those places you’ve always dreamed […]

Travel Tip of the Day: What’s the “Hidden City” Ticketing Trick—and Should I Use It?

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What’s the “Hidden City” Ticketing Trick—and Should I Use It? You’ve probably heard about the site Skiplagged that’s being sued by United Airlines and Orbitz for showing users how to find lower fares using an old strategy called “hidden city” ticketing. I’ve even written about the “hidden city” trick many times, always making sure to […]

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 […]

12 Ways to Find Cheap Flights

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One of the most common questions I get is this “How can I find cheap flights?” It’s not rocket science—all it takes is some due diligence and time. Here are my 11 best ways to find cheap flights: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap flights is to be flexible with your days. If you aren’t flexible, […]

Fallen Soldier on My Delta Flight

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Delta Flight 2255 from Atlanta to Los Angeles seemed to be an ordinary flight with the exception of Candy, who was the most loving flight attendant I’ve ever encountered. Besides using her southern charm to quickly defuse every situation, she began her welcome announcement by thanking the handful of uniformed soldiers on-board for serving our […]

How to: Sleep on a plane

How to: Sleep on a plane

I fly over 175,000 miles a year and I’ve seen all kinds of methods and contraptions that passengers use to try and sleep better on airplanes. Everyone is different but flying as much as I do, I know what works. Here are 10 ways to help you sleep on a plane. 1. Sleeping pills I […]

How to Get Upgraded to First Class

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Everyone always asks me how they can get upgraded into business or first class. If I had the fool-proof answer, I would be rich—really rich. Unfortunately, since the airlines have cut capacity and taken away much of their agents’ control, times have changed. No longer can you just flash a business card or sweet-talk your […]