Travel Tip of the Tip: New Email Scam

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New Email Scam I’ve warned about email scams (like this one) before, but the form they take is constantly changing. One of the newer ones going around right now looks like the below email. It purports that it’s from Southwest Airlines, but if you receive it, or something similar, don’t click the links or reply. Just delete it, as it’s surely a […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Photos of the Kids

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Bring Photos of the Kids Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Paul H. of Victoria, Australia, who says: “If you’re travelling with children, it’s a good idea to take a few photos of them before you leave home and keep them on […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional Jet

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Getting Your Gate-Checked Bag on a Regional JetI don’t know anyone who likes flying on regional jets. Not only are they small and cramped, but their overhead bins are also ridiculously small with most airlines. For this reason, most passengers have to gate-check their bags. And that’s not so bad—until it’s time to retrieve them, because many passengers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Send a Glympse

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Send a GlympseRecently, I took the a Greyhound bus from Erie, PA to Toronto, Ontario. When I arrived at the bus station, I asked the attendant working the Greyhound ticket booth if the bus was on time. He said he’d heard it was. Heard? How did he not know for sure? I’m not sure why Greyhound hasn’t […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Last Chance to Earn 50,000 Miles

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Last Chance to Earn 50,000 Miles Today’s tip is a quick and easy one: One of my favorite travel credit card offers of the past year ends at 4:30 pm ET today—Tuesday, September 2—so if you’re interested in earning 50,000 miles, make sure to apply before midnight. Here’s my post with details and a link […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pets and Airport Security

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Pets and Airport Security I’ve been seeing an increase in travelers with dogs recently, and most of them have their companions wearing service dog harness vests. Unfortunately, I think most of these dogs aren’t really service dogs, as I know a number of people who say they’ve bought these vests so their animals fly for free, which is […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Two Legs, One Flight Number

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Two Legs, One Flight Number Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Paul B. of Los Gatos, CA, who says: “Last week returning from London (LHR) to San Jose (SJC) via Chicago (ORD), we were booked on Flight #47—the same number on the flight to Chicago […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Out of the Bike Paths

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Stay Out of the Bike PathsYesterday’s tip was about watching out for bikers in cities like New York, since many ride on sidewalks, down the wrong way of one-way streets and through crowds. Well, when traveling to Europe, especially in bike-crazy cities like Amsterdam, make sure to stay out of the bike paths while walking. […]