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25 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 25 Years Ago

Around 25 years ago, I was probably kicking back on some tropical island, staying in a $4 bungalow, wondering whether I should have rice or noodles for my next meal. I was traveling through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, Holland,
the day you fly matters most

The Day You Fly Matters More Than What Day You Book

  If you put “best time to book a flight” into Google you’ll get more than 737 million results. Try the best day to book a flight and you’ll get more than 800 million results. Apparently people ask this a lot,
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Where Your Flight Could Be Delayed: Worst Airports and Airlines

As I write this we’re heading into the fourth quarter of the year, with the notable packed U.S. airport times of Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. The end of the year is also crunch time in Europe, creating plenty of airport
Spirit Airlines high baggage fees to take luggage

How to Get Around Spirit Air’s Baggage Extortion

Spirit Airlines is the airline that seems to invite everyone to hate it, partly because of doublespeak press releases that accompany every customer-unfriendly move. Here’s the one they put up at the beginning of the decade when first announcing new bag
Johnny Jet travels

5 Ways Travel Has Changed My Life

I’m posting this guest article on Labor Day, a day it seems fitting for me to take a break from writing new posts on this blog, which I’ve been doing since 2003. I’m giving the floor to a friend I’ve known