2013

8 end-of-year travel tips

by Janice Hough on December 31, 2013

As the year draws to a close, it’s too late for a mileage run. But it’s not too late to do a little travel housekeeping. Any travelers who has a little extra time might consider these tips which could save time, money and/or hassles in the year to come.

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JetBlue’s Christmas present, AA faces long integration, Southwest struggles with being on time

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New year’s eve is tomorrow, and in many locations at the stroke of midnight, fireworks will welcome 2014. Ned Levi gives you his tips for capturing great fireworks images to remember the start of the new year.

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Alternative NYE parties, using Facebook as an ID, ski resorts spending increases

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This Sunday we take time to look at the science of boarding planes and wonder why this seems to be harder than rocket science. We hear about Heathrow Airport that is providing personal shoppers upon request to sell the best of their duty-free offerings. And, hotels begin to sell sleep with questionable remedies for deep sleep. Will sleep-deprived zombies pay extra for zzzz’s?

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This weekend we find out one of the places that Santa Claus lived before he took up residence in the North Pole. We examine the interaction of people in planes based on space between seats and we hear about women-only floors in hotels.

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Nothing could have prepared Jeff White for the shock he got after printing his boarding pass for a recent Delta Air Lines flight from Pensacola, Fla., to Albany, N.Y., by way of Atlanta. Right there, next to his name, was a confirmation code that proclaimed: “H8GAYS.”

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Delta to honor super-low mistake fare, undercounted airline delays, cross-dressing man caught on Newark runways

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When I meet new people and they find out that I write about travel and that I have been traveling for years, they often ask, “What is your favorite place you have visited?” My answer, “I can’t answer that, I tend to enjoy almost everywhere I visit.” I go on, “Perhaps a better question might be what destinations do you remember the most? Or, what places do you think are best to visit with kids? Or, with a lover?

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TSA’s banned Christmas items, worst airline food, rules to follow when spending New Year’s Eve at Times Square

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