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Some say no amount of compensation is worth getting bumped off a flight
Holiday travel is stressful enough, but, let's face it, it's much worse if you get bumped from your flight. In fact, a survey by Policygenius found American consumers absolutely hate getting bumped — and not much is going to make up for the inconvenience.
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Tips to help travelers maximize their time in new places
Traveling to a new city and struggling to experience all the "must-do" activities while you're there? According to new research from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, you're not alone. Enterprise's "Instant Insider" survey reveals that more than eight out of 10 travelers cite "fitting everything in when your trip is too short" as one of their biggest travel-related challenges.
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The cheapest flights are found 54 days out (with one big caveat)
In CheapAir.com’s 2017 Annual Airfare Study, we crunched 921 million air fares, and found that the lowest fare for a given trip changed on average 71 times. That’s about once every 4½ days! And with each change the lowest price went up or down by an average of $33. So, clearly, it matters a huge deal when you choose to pull the trigger on your flight purchase.
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The best time to book Thanksgiving travel starts today, according to Expedia data
Summer still isn't over, but Expedia.com flight data released today shows that getting an early start on planning holiday travel can yield significant savings. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the busiest travel periods each year, and in 2016, Expedia data revealed more than 85 percent of holiday travelers missed out on locking in the lowest fares.
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Secrets to Booking Cheap Flights: 12 Do’s and Don’ts
Did you know there’s a team of people at Travelzoo dedicated to finding cheap flights and telling you, our members, about them? Yes, it’s pretty much a dream job. And yes, they use every single one of their vacation days. Collectively, our New York team has flown over 2 million miles. We’ve rounded up their smartest tips to help save you time and money when booking airfare.
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Appeal Court Rejects FAA's Refusal to Regulate Airline Seat Size
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision has granted airline passengers a rare victory, ruling that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had shown no reasonable basis for denying a 2015 petition by the passenger organization FlyersRights.org to institute rulemaking over ever-shrinking seat sizes.
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Nearly half of travellers agree first day of their vacation sets tone for rest of trip
The first 24 hours of a vacation are crucial, with nearly half of travelers (46%) believing that the first day sets the tone for the rest of the vacation, and just over one in three (36%) going as far to say that these hours can make or break their trip. But how do these hours play out? What are our ultimate priorities during that first day on holiday? And do our hopes, worries and pre-travel perceptions match the reality?
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Travel Etiquette, Americans answer "What would you do?"
In a recent survey conducted by Travel Leaders Group, Americans were asked how they would handle certain uncomfortable – yet fairly common – travel dilemmas.
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Skip burning data with Offline City Maps
CheapOair travel service is now offering customers the ability to download and save maps to their phone during their travels. This new feature will help CheapOair customers minimize reliance on expensive data plans while traveling abroad.
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53% of consumers less likely to travel on United Airlines after PR Mishap
United's latest PR crisis involving a security official removing an unwilling passenger from a flight has been poorly-received by consumers, 53% of whom say they are less likely to continue purchasing tickets from United. The data comes from a recent survey conducted by Clutch, a B2B research company, which targeted 1,000 consumers in the US.
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There's never been more swimwear options to choose from
Luckily, there's never been more swimwear options to choose from – with 154,000 pieces available on Lyst, from 1074 designers. A 12% increase from last year.
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Pet food brand provides pet-friendly travel resources
To help alleviate worry and prevent guilt about leaving Fido behind, Nature's Recipe is providing resources for pet parents to "fuel their dog's wag" away from home, all summer long.
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SuperShuttle Launches Summer Vacation Sale, 10% Off Plus Double Points Or Miles
SuperShuttle, the nation's largest airport shuttle service to and from Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, is offering summer travelers 10 percent off airport rides, plus double points or miles this summer.
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Hurricane season begins, travel insurance In demand
As the 2017 hurricane season begins, licensed travel insurance agents expect a 20 percent jump in call volume from travelers seeking insurance protection.
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Health & Wellness: Protect Your Skin
Hit the beach, play tennis or soak in some rays. While Vitamin D is healthy, overexposing your skin without protection is not. Forget Miami Vice. Tan skin might look pretty, but if your skin’s health in the sunny season is crucial. Here’s some tips for safe sun exposure to prevent sunburn and premature aging.
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CreditCards.com's best airline credit cards for Summer 2017
The United MileagePlus Explorer card is the top airline credit card, according to CreditCards.com.
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Auto care steps for a stress free road trip
Summer road trip season is here. Taking proactive steps to make sure your vehicle is operating properly will help avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.
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Five Tips For Getting Better Summer Adventure and Travel Photos and Video with your Smartphone
If you want to capture your travel adventures this summer and need to travel light, make your smartphone your camera of choice.
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Survey reveals parents are spending cautiously on summer vacation this year
A new summer vacation budgeting survey released today by Coinstar, a self-service coin counting company, shows that 68% of U.S. families with children who plan to go on vacation this summer intend to use cash on hand to fund it, and 44% have funds already earmarked for vacation. Of the 17% of respondents not planning to take a vacation, budget limitations are cited as the main reason.
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Travel Insurance hack can give you extra protection on your next trip
Top credit cards offer built-in travel insurance to protect their cardholders' investments for trips, but that coverage isn't always comprehensive. Leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, shares a travel insurance hack that can give travelers affordable and complete protection.
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Summer Travel Tips – Avoiding Pickpockets and Document Theft
When traveling we are often more relaxed and less organized than at home. It is easy to become distracted. These tips have been collated from our internal research and are a good way to keep cash, cards and documents safe.
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Harris Poll, United Airlines' reputation takes a nose dive
If you are planning on flying to or from Treasure Island anytime soon and your like many other travelers then your opinion of United Airlines is not very high.
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Treasure Island Travel tip - How to avoid a road rage incident
We all know that road rage violence is not a new phenomenon, but it is a dangerous one. Many of the car accidents we see at Zanes Law are a result of road rage.
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Hotels.com sums up the perfect hotel stay, comfort, cleanliness and friendly hotel staff
The internet and smartphone age has given power to the people when it comes to hotel reviews, as Hotels.com reveals the formula for the perfect hotel stay, based on 148 million comments from millions of customer reviews.
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Annual airfare study reveals best times to buy flights
CheapAir.com has released the findings of its Annual Airfare Study, which crunched 921 million airfares from 2.9 million trips to find the best and worst times to buy an airline ticket.
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Travelers split on paying for TSA Pre-Check
Thirteen percent of frequent travelers expect to lose or have lost their complimentary TSA Pre-Check status, according to surveys conducted by GO Group, LLC
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