Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Pass Your Extra Vouchers to a Soldier


Pass Your Extra Vouchers to a Soldier Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Lee R., who, perhaps inspired by Tuesday’s Veterans Day tip, says: “I receive several drink vouchers from Southwest, so, when traveling, I always look for a uniformed soul who […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Know Your Holidays

Memorial Day

Know Your Holidays Happy Memorial Day! My thanks go out today to all the brave men and women who keep our country safe, and to all those who’ve ever been a part of our military. As I noted on Veteran’s Day, upgrading a soldier is a great way to show your appreciation. But just imagine for a second that you’re not American, […]

Travel News: Week of November 13, 2013

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Top Travel News Government to allow American Air & US Airways merger US Airways, United, American and JetBlue Now Allow PDE Use During Entire Flight Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next? United: You can now use hand-held devices on all our domestic mainline flights, with a few exceptions Venice […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Upgrade a Soldier, Say Thank You


Upgrade a Soldier, Say Thank You If you’re a frequent traveler like me and, from time to time, get upgraded to First or Business Class, here’s a nice way to give back—in honor of Veterans Day—to the brave men and women defending our country. Find out if there are any uniformed soldiers in the gate […]

Travel Website of the Week: Wounded Warrior Project


With Veterans Day coming up next week, it’s as good a time as ever to support the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps those injured in military service adjust back to life back home. It’s an amazing cause and the site makes it easy to get involved. You can register an event (they’ll help you) to […]

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 American Airlines Treats Our Military


I’ve written about how great American Airlines are with the military (here’s that story), but after what I witnessed on my flight yesterday they went above and beyond. I’ve been told by an American Airlines gate agent that they will upgrade uniformed soldiers if there’s space available, but there’s rarely space. That’s why premium travelers […]