Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Bag Protector

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Get a Bag Protector Yesterday I wrote about how you should watch what you leave in your hotel room, or at least lock your belongings in a safe when you leave the room. Another option is to get a bag protector (like this one or this one), which makes it very difficult for a thief to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room

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Watch What You Leave in Your Hotel Room I bet after watching this video you won’t be leaving your valuables out in your hotel rooms any more. Although the maid in the video didn’t actually steal anything, the way she goes through the guest’s bag and handles his computer and tablet is totally uncool. If I’m staying […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Sharpie

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Bring a Sharpie Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip was left by a reader in the comments of Wednesday’s tip, which was about registering all guests at your hotel: “Bring a sharpie! Put a small initial of person in room on each key card. […]

Travel Tip of the Day: New 50,000-Mile Credit Card Offer

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New 50,000-Mile Credit Card Offer (EDITOR’S NOTE: This offer has ended and links have been removed.) I only include a credit card offer as the Travel Tip of the Day when the offer is really incredible—and this is one of those offers. Starting today, the US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® is offering a limited-time bonus of 50,000 miles (not […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Register All Hotel Room Occupants

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Register All Hotel Room Occupants I was just at the Delray Beach Marriott in Florida with my dad. I made the reservation myself and forget to add my dad to it. That turned out to be a mistake because when he left the key in his room, the front desk (rightly) wouldn’t give him a […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Search Fares for One Person First

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Search Fares for One Person First Sometimes only a certain number of bargain fares are loaded into an airline’s system—and that limits your options more than you might think. If you’re a family of four, for example, and there are only three fares left at a great bargain price, and you search for fares for […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Cheap Mileage Run Deals

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Cheap Mileage Run Deals Thinking about making a mileage run so you can achieve or retain elite status on your favorite airline? Then check out the threads in the Mileage Run Deals forum on FlyerTalk.com for last-minute deals.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com! Want […]

Black Friday Travel Tip of the Day: Travel Deals!

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Black Friday Travel Deals! Today—Black Friday—as the turkey is settling from yesterday’s Thanksgiving feasts, there are deals to be had across the internet—and that includes travel deals! To help you find some of the best this year, I’ve compiled this list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals and it includes Virgin America’s Black Friday Deals […]