July 2012

Janice Hough tells a story that a simple visa problem that became a major issue because a traveler listened to a friend rather than checking with the embassy for the proper information.

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Airline passenger bill of rights put to the test, Sacramento International gets initial OK to use private screeners, Arab prince threatened with taser for being drunk

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Unfortunately, travel scams ruin travelers’ vacations every day. Travelers must be vigilant, alert, use their “street smarts” and commonsense to avoid these scams. Ned Levi takes a look at 5 of the most common travel scams affecting travelers domestically and internationally.

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UA launches Olympic ad, Dreamliner suffers engine issue, bomb joke tweeter’s sentence overturned

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Sesame Street takes a look at flight attendanats (above); Spirit Airlines’ profits soar on ancillary fees that customers hate; but pay; and ways that travel providers are sneaking in new costs and different prices to jack up the costs of travel.

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This weekend, we take a look at restaurants with best views, gas-guzzling mistakes and at the airlines bathing in a sea of ancillary fees.

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Expert traveler, Hilary Nangel, tells the story of an was easy and trouble-free trip to the UK, until the journey home. While some of these woes were her own fault, others made her realize that a bit of advance preparation goes a long way.

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11-year old flies from Manchester to Rome without passport or ticket, video shows aborted 737 landing, Heathrow to cope with Olympic influx

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I just faced a situation where US Airways changed elite frequent flier standby rules after I had purchased my ticket. To make matters worse, reservation agents were not aware of the change in rules and twice assured me, the day before travel, that I could stand by for an earlier flight with no problems.

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UK border guards call off strike, court dismisses challenge to airline ad rules and OKs full fare advertising, must have apps for hikers

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