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The Bumpiest Airlines

As a rule of thumb, there tends to be more overbooking—and opportunities to be bumped—on flights frequented by business travelers…

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New Airline Fare Blocks Overhead Bins

Be aware of carry-on luggage restrictions for a new airline fare. American Airlines and United are offering "basic class" discount…

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Foreign Rental Cars Can Be Death Traps…Taxis, Too

The car you rent in a foreign country might fall far short of modern safety standards. In many countries, cars…

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Beware Airline “Ghost Fares”

You find an attractive airline fare on a travel website or airline site—but when you try to book it, you…

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New Multicity Airfare Trap

New rules from American, Delta and United often make it much more expensive to book a multicity trip. Previously the…

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Road Trip Health Alert

Car air-conditioning does more than keep you cool on those long road trips. It also has an intriguing health boost……

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Ways to Save on Rental Cars

Don’t let a car-rental company take you for a ride. Whether you think the daily rental rate you are quoted…

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New Airfare War Benefits Travelers

American Airlines has begun matching ultra-low fares offered by discount carriers Spirit and Frontier on certain routes—particularly routes to popular…

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An Insider’s Tricks to Using Frequent-Flier Miles

Get More Free Flights! How far can a mile take you? That depends on how you redeem it. Frequent-flier programs…

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The World’s Smartest Traveler Busts 6 Myths About Flying

Some of the things people think they know about airline travel are not really true. Widely followed strategies for finding…

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Airline Upgrades Disappearing—But Not for You

Airline travelers—particularly those who fly enough to earn elite status—used to have a reasonable chance of getting bumped up to…

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When Coach Is Better than First Class

Before you book your next flight, consider this. You already know that flying raises your risk for deep vein thrombosis…

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Road Trip Boredom Busters

What’s the best way to see our great country? Behind the wheel of an automobile! But long road trips can…

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How to Save on Airfare with Google Flights

Google’s airfare-finder website Google Flights offers some money-saving features that better-known sites such as Expedia, Orbitz and Kayak either don’t…

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The Safest Seats on a Plane

Some seats on an airplane are safer than others… Get a seat near an exit. The closer your seat is…