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How to Get Upgraded on Flights

Get Upgraded on Flights Everyone always wants to know how they can get upgraded to business or first class. If I had the fool-proof answer, I'd be a millionaire. Unfortunately, I don't. Airlines have cut capacity and taken away a lot of control from their agents. Gone are the times where you could just finesse your way to an upgrade. Today, so many people hold elite frequent flier status, so it's very ...
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Make the Most of Your Travel Budget and Do the Improbable

Travel Budget Tips Travel saved my college career. Travel literally turned a boring and mundane college experience into the trip of a lifetime. I got recruited to play baseball at McDaniel College, but got unexpectedly benched. I had a great tryout and made the team, but on the one day the head coach decided to closely evaluate me I had a bad game. This is the kind of coach where his first impression of ...
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Stress-Free Disability Travel Tips

Disability Travel Tips Traveling is exciting but can be stressful for anyone. If you are living with a disability, your stress may be amplified when you travel due to worries about accommodations, fears about what could go wrong, and concerns about managing your health in an unfamiliar area. But travel doesn’t have to be anxiety-inducing. These tips will help you plan and enjoy a stress-free trip so you ...
FAA Issues Scary Warning About Checked Bags With Lithium-ion Batteries
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FAA Issues Scary Warning About Checked Bags With Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion Batteries FAA Warning Hoverboards aren't the only thing to worry about when heading to the airport anymore. The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a warning to airlines in the U.S. and overseas strongly encouraging them asses the safety risk of transporting lithium batteries as airplane cargo. The FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators to warn airlines "of the potential risk ...
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The New Rules of Travel Rewards Programs

US travel rewards programs have measured loyalty in miles since American Airlines launched its AAdvantage program in 1981. Fly 5,000 miles, earn 5,000 miles. When you earn 25,000 miles, you can redeem them for a free domestic coach ticket. Of course, miles were never really the point--just a convenient representative of the price travelers paid for the plane tickets. Once technology advanced and airlines ...
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17 Ways to Find Cheap Flights by Johnny Jet

Cheap Flights Rock Stars travel all the time because they have a lot of money and/or companies are flying them all around the world. If you don’t have either of the above then these money saving tips will help you travel more so your friends will think you are a rock star. Be flexible The best way to score a deal and find cheap flights is to be flexible with your travel days. Obviously, the most ...
The Truth About Budget Airlines
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The Truth About Budget Airlines

With domestic flights for under $20 on Spirit and Frontier Airlines and $99 transatlantic flights on Wow Air, more travelers are considering budget airlines. Is saving potentially hundreds of dollars worth no food, entertainment or baggage allowance on these discounted flights? There’s a lot to consider before booking your ticket, but the bottom line is that if you aren’t one who regularly flies business ...
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Travel Prep – What Will Make Your Journey Easier

Travel Preparations Patricia Honeycutt Cantor, Special Projects Editor, | February 9, 2016 Packing prep for most travelers, especially those heading to international destinations, usually means a lot of angst over what and how to pack all those clothing and accessories items you think you will need.  But when you look at the big picture, there are even more important things that will make ...
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5 Easy Strategies to Travel Well & Stay Well

Planes are not the only things flying in the air. Germs fly too. Here are 5 easy ways to give your immune system a boost in order to travel well and stay well:

1) Wash Your Hands Often  That’s what physicians do. Think of hand washing as a do-it-yourself vaccine. According to the CDC is one of the most effective ways to remove germs, avoid illness and avoid spreading germs to other ...
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8 Holiday Travel Splurges Worth the Price

Holiday Travel Splurges Traveling can be a stressful experience at any time of the year, but holiday travel can truly test even the most patient person’s limits. Sometimes it’s worth it to spend a little extra money to ensure less stressful travels during this busy holiday season. Here are the top eight Holiday Travel Splurges worth the price.

1. Checked baggage We typically suggest ...
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