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Ten reasons why it is better to drive than fly

I did not realize how topical this story would become when I started it. The strange treatment of passengers has been a dream for comedians but a nightmare for the airlines. Who would have thought they’d see a doctor dragged… (more)
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“The Anxious Traveler” – Guidebook to Successful Travel

Part autobiography and self-help; part workbook, Rita Anya Nara’s The Anxious Traveler: How to Overcome Your Fear to Travel the World, covers all the bases whether you have anxiety issues or not. Everyone — even the most experienced travelers —… (more)
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Family Friendly Flying

From bouncy babies to temper tantrum toddlers, traveling with family can be tricky. To help families plan their next getaway, Warren Chang, Vice President and general manager of Fly.com, has compiled the following list: airberlin  To ensure that airberlin’s… (more)
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More electrical malfunctions on United Dreamliners

Reuters and other news sources report that a second United Airlines 787 Dreamliner has suffered an electrical malfunction. Three 787s have now been confirmed with these issues in a single month: two are United flights and one is a Qatar… (more)
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New fees from Southwest: don’t be a “no show”

Southwest has added a few new customer-unfriendly fees. But don’t worry—the airline is keeping its popular checked-bag policy mostly intact. Passengers may continue to check up to two pieces of luggage free of charge on Southwest flights. However, fees for… (more)
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Airline responds to reports of Facebook hot coffee threat

Cathay Pacific has issued a statement after reports that one of its cabin crew posted threats to a passengr on Facebook and said she had wanted to throw hot coffee over her.The flight attendant, who is no longer working for… (more)
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Merrier Travels this Holiday Season

Top 10 Holiday Season Travel Mistakes and Ways to Keep Them from “Scrooging” Up Your Trip It’s that time again when excitement and anticipation are paired with the stress and hassles of traveling to be with family and friends. Airports… (more)
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Forever frequent flyer miles on American Airlines will expire

The only Advantage might be that  you get a bonus  American’s frequent flyer miles earned before July 1, 1989, were never supposed to expire. They’ve even set aside the old award chart—frozen in time—for folks with miles that… (more)