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When Is an International Flight not an International Flight? (Hint: when it involves baggage fees.)

I fly a lot between the USA and Mexico and each time I need to go through customs and get my passport stamped. According to American Airlines though, flying to Mexico does not constitute an international flight when it comes to one allowed checked bag. Well, it sort of does, but only


It’s Not Easy Getting an Unfair Advantage in Travel

I do a lot of media interviews and write a lot of short travel articles for others on how to get good deals on travel. Many times the writer or editor is looking for insider, little-known advice and what they really really want is some secret travel tip that’s going to save


Are You Getting Enough Vacations From Your Labor?

As this post goes up it’s Labor Day in the United States. Traditionally it’s been a day when we celebrate rights taken for granted that had to be fought for by dedicated troublemakers at some point. Things like overtime pay for factory workers, safety regulations, child labor regulations, sick pay, and worker’s


Go Beyond the Obvious for USA Travel Fun

You can go read about NYC, D.C., and San Francisco in a million places, so when I cover USA travel on here or via my bloggers at Perceptive Travel, we tend to highlight the places that don’t get so much press. These days there are very few places where you can’t find


The World’s Fastest-growing Budget Airlines

If you want to grow an airline quickly, don’t aim for the high-end traveler. Apparently the fast growth track is at the bottom of the spending scale. I came across this story on the world’s fastest-growing airlines in a magazine I write for regularly. It’s from January, but it turns out that