Top 10 in Travel News: Week of March 18, 2015

Ryanair

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Ryanair plans to offer flights between Europe and the US American, US Air to merge loyalty programs within one month JetBlue to fly Mint lie-flat seats to Caribbean Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions Delta lowers frequent flier miles required for one-way flights […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Pack Your Pets by Mistake

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Don’t Pack Your Pets by Mistake A post on the TSA’s Instagram account (yes, it has one) last Friday shared a story in which a woman’s chihuahua turned up in her bag—by accident. Apparently, the tiny dog had climbed in unnoticed while she was packing, and it was only at LaGuardia, when TSA was checking the bag, that the […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 10, 2014

JetBlue bill

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Thanksgiving Carry-Ons

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Thanksgiving Carry-Ons Traveling over the holidays and not sure what you can bring through the security checkpoint? Here’s a quick list, from the TSA, of liquids, aerosols and gel items that CAN’T be carried on—and should instead be put in your checked bag, shipped ahead, or left at home this week (and generally) if they’re above the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Check Human Remains (Ashes)

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Don’t Check Human Remains (Ashes) It’s as sensitive a subject as any in life, let alone in travel, but a recent story got me thinking I needed to set the record straight on how to travel with crematory remains. The most important piece of advice? Don’t check them in your bag. Instead, carry them on. […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 3, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Yet Another Flight Diverted After Fight Over Reclining Seat (#3) World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire at 90 Honeymoon terror for couple caught in turbulence which broke air steward’s hip Frontier bailing on Wilmington flights because the fools who run it don’t understand geography Qantas passengers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pets and Airport Security

Dog

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 […]

Travel Tip of the Day: PreCheck Doublecheck

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PreCheck Doublecheck Following up yesterday’s, here’s another TSA PreCheck tip: If you have TSA PreCheck and are flying an airline that you rarely fly, and you find that the TSA PreCheck checkmark isn’t showing up on your ticket—maybe you “think” you input it correctly or called an agent and they did it for you (both […]