Hackers Are Trying to Steal Your Vacation — Here’s How to Stop Them
Hackers Are Trying to Steal Your Vacation — Here’s How to Stop Them

on May 1, 2019

They’re coming after your personal data, your credit card information and your loyalty points.

These Are the Most Ridiculous Fees in Travel
These Are the Most Ridiculous Fees in Travel

on April 12, 2019

The good news is that you may be able to get these fees reversed or refunded — if you know how to ask.

Avoid These Mistakes When You Travel With Family
Avoid These Mistakes When You Travel With Family

on April 11, 2019

Whether you’re traveling with children or grandparents, taking a few extra steps before leaving can make all the difference in your comfort and sanity on the trip.

First Class for Free? Try These Innovative Tactics to Get an Airline Upgrade
First Class for Free? Try These Innovative Tactics to Get an Airline Upgrade

on February 22, 2019

There are ways to get into a better seat without having to sell your soul to the airline or take out a second mortgage.

Here’s How to Get a Travel Insurance Policy That Makes Sense
Here’s How to Get a Travel Insurance Policy That Makes Sense

on May 10, 2018

If you take more than two trips in 2018, you could save money by choosing an annual travel policy instead of insuring each trip separately.

How to Avoid Crazy Cellphone Fees When Traveling Abroad
How to Avoid Crazy Cellphone Fees When Traveling Abroad

on January 8, 2017

The cost of calls and data from foreign soil can be astronomical costs unless you have a plan in place. Don’t be caught by surprise.

Three Powerful Companies That Make Consumers Hopping Mad
Three Powerful Companies That Make Consumers Hopping Mad

on November 30, 2016

These influential and little-regulated institutions operate in seemingly mysterious ways, prompting a steady flow of consumer complaints.

Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Holiday Gift Cards
Why You Should Stop and Think Before Buying Holiday Gift Cards

on November 15, 2016

Giving plastic cards is convenient, but is it really better than just writing a check? (Retailers hope you think so.)

What the AT&T-Time Warner Mega-Merger Means for Consumers
What the AT&T-Time Warner Mega-Merger Means for Consumers

on November 3, 2016

The proposed deal — for a whopping $84.5 billion — raises fears of monopolistic behavior, which usually means the customer will pay.

What Samsung Owes Customers Over Smartphone Fiasco
What Samsung Owes Customers Over Smartphone Fiasco

on October 18, 2016

After the company recalled its high-end Galaxy Note 7 because the device had a tendency to burst into flame, here’s what Samsung is doing for aggrieved customers (and why it should do more).

Bill Targets Hotel Booking Scams — but Ignores Travelers’ Real Problems
Bill Targets Hotel Booking Scams — but Ignores Travelers’ Real Problems

on October 10, 2016

Proposed bill goes after deceptive third-party hotel booking practices, but where is legislation to address the real problems, like resort fees?

Renting a Car? Beware of This Unpleasant Surprise Cost
Renting a Car? Beware of This Unpleasant Surprise Cost

on October 3, 2016

Motorists are astonished at how much rental companies are adding on to their bills for this “convenience.” Here’s what you need to know.

Hitting the Road? Answers to Your Most Pressing Travel Questions
Hitting the Road? Answers to Your Most Pressing Travel Questions

on August 24, 2016

Whether you’re scrambling to pull together a Labor Day road trip, pondering a winter getaway or a European journey, here are useful pieces of wisdom.

Prepare for More Catastrophic Airline Computer Outages Like Delta’s
Prepare for More Catastrophic Airline Computer Outages Like Delta’s

on August 18, 2016

What the airlines and passengers can learn from airline system meltdowns like this one — because more are likely.

Time to Speak Up If You Want Better Travel Rewards
Time to Speak Up If You Want Better Travel Rewards

on August 11, 2016

You have your rewards programs, but do you understand them? Can you redeem your rewards easily? If not, this is your moment to help make a change.

How Online Travel Agencies Influence Your Hotel Bookings
How Online Travel Agencies Influence Your Hotel Bookings

on August 2, 2016

A practice called “dimming” — which stems from conflicts between hotels and booking sites — may prevent you from seeing the best deals.

FAA Bill Is ‘Amazing Win’ for Travelers
FAA Bill Is ‘Amazing Win’ for Travelers

on July 21, 2016

A new funding bill offers surprising improvements for traveling families, a stab at shortening the wait time at TSA security checkpoints and some relief on bag fees.

How to Avoid the Dreaded Middle Seat on the Plane
How to Avoid the Dreaded Middle Seat on the Plane

on July 13, 2016

Check out these savvy travelers’ strategies for getting the airplane seats they want without paying extra.

Traveling? The Right Clothes Could Save Your Life
Traveling? The Right Clothes Could Save Your Life

on July 5, 2016

Minimize your risk and maximize your experience by taking the advice of experts on what to wear — and not — when you are traveling abroad.

Can We Finally Say Good-Bye to Those Hated Hotel Fees?
Can We Finally Say Good-Bye to Those Hated Hotel Fees?

on June 28, 2016

Hotel and resort fees have grown aggressively in recent years, sparking a new challenge. Will lawmakers succeed in reining in deceptive pricing practices?

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