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Is Bigger Better?
What you need to know--and fear--about the mega-merger between Marriott and Starwood hotels.
Buy Up and Downgrade
Frequency plans as we knew them are over. It's time for a new playbook and new strategies.
At least the airport clubs are getting better. Air Canada restores 12 U.S. routes. And more ...
Steals and Deals
Post-holiday travel sales. United cuts price of European awards. Accor's Babel of a sale.
Art of the Airline Deal
Searching for the best airfare? Sure you are. Here are seven things you must know.
This Week's Best Travel Reads
It's a good time for us road warriors to look back at the pain and inconvenience we've experienced and be thankful for getting through it.
Worried about new terrorism? Paris is probably one of the safer global capitals on the planet right now as French police blanket the city.
This is about weight loss, a subject with which many of us struggle, particularly frequent travelers who eat out and are away from home so often.
Will Allen III
I have flown five million miles with Delta Air Lines and I get the feeling that all I receive for my lifetime platinum elite status is a lousy baggage tag.
Je Suis en Terrasse
. At least I was a week ago Thursday, one day before Paris became a city under siege. But we'll always have Paris.
When your family is hurting, you show up. I'd never even been to Paris before last month. But all of Paris is my family now and I'll show up.
Strategies & Tactics
Here's what you need to know about the credit cards that offer the best travel perks and return on spending.
Out of the Econobox
Hoping to rent something more stylish than another Chevy or Toyota? National and Silvercar want you.
Phone Home Cheaper
Savvy international travelers are always on the lookout for ways to cut their phone and data fees. Here are five tips.
Here are twelve tips for writing a complaint letter to airlines, hotels and car-rental firms that will get results.
Seven Tips for Better Travel
Here are seven new tips for better business travel. They'll help. Worst case? You'll drink better on the road.
Shuffle Clubs and Cards
The paid Priority Pass card is now passe, so it's time to shuffle our credit cards for optimal airport club access.
Life on the Road
Fixing the TSA for the Future
The 9/11 attacks gave birth to the TSA, but now the agency needs a total overhaul. It also must stop treating
as the enemy.
Spare Us Airport Icons
Why can't we have nice things at airports? Because icons soon become anachronisms and make our lives miserable.
A Tip: Rethink Your Tips
The old 20 percent standard for "generous" restaurant meals may be outdated. Time to rethink your tipping practices.
Chimera of Cheap
Stripped-down fares allow the airlines to imitate low prices--and then upsell you "perks" shamelessly.
Fly Transatlantic? Try Dublin
BA's parent company is buying Aer Lingus and hopes flyers will connect in Dublin instead of overcrowded London/Heathrow.
Doing Cuba on Your Own
Tour packagers charge travelers thousands to visit Cuba. You don't need them. You
do Cuba on your own.
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How to Fix the Airlines Fast
Forget Justice Department probes and DOT fines. Here are five airline fixes that federal regulators could impose now.
Introducing Fair Air
Can there be a better airline for business travelers? Of course, if you zero-base the concept and plan to play fair.
Taking Back the Skies
Airlines treat us like trash because we let them get away with it. We need to stop enabling them and fight back.
Telling Lufthansa No
Lufthansa is fighting the travel industry's booking engines and thinks we should pay for it. Time to push back and boycott.
Hotel Hot Sheet
Can a hotel be "independent" and still part of a chain? The "soft brands" claim to offer indy charm and chain convenience.
Two Guys Named Chris
Does Airbnb make sense for business travelers? The sorry tale of two travelers named Chris makes you wonder.
Lobbying for Change
Hotels now mimic the airlines with their ups, extras, surcharges and resort fees. The practice has to stop and stop now.
A 30-room boutique hotel in Barcelona overlooks the Mediterranean. It's flawless.
Flying Fourth Class Now
Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific have upped the stakes for premium economy class, but airline outliers have their charms.
Flyers Driven to Drive
Flying is so dreary that many frequent flyers are now driving instead.
All Business, Still Dicey
All-business class flights make a modest return, but standards differ and profits remain an elusive commodity.
Why Fares Don't Fall
Oil prices have plunged, but airlines have not lowered fares. Why should they? You keep buying tickets at their high prices.
Delta's Dark Heart
Delta Air Lines does many things well and obsesses over its image. But its actions with SkyMiles show a dark heart.
Three (Amex) Card Monte
American Express insists you shouldn't leave home without it. But poor service makes relying on Amex dangerous.
Lost Bag, Lost Airline
The tale of a lost (and found) checked garment bag explains almost everything you need to know about United's plight.
Uber's Mysterious App
The Uber app hides crucial data from customers when things go wrong.
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