I don’t scare easily, but nothing puts the fear of God in me like driving on the left-hand side of the road.
SLAPP lawsuits — which most often take the form of a defamation suit — are surprisingly common. They are meant to burden individuals with the cost of a legal defense until they stop their criticism. They affect travelers disproportionately, in large part because travelers’ opinions have the power to raise the fortunes of a hotel or restaurant — or to put them out of business.
Could disputing a credit-card charge solve your next travel problem?
It’s a story that Carrie Calzaretta’s 14-year-old son, Tyler, will probably tell his kids someday. This summer, the Calzarettas paid American Airlines an extra $300 for their son to fly round-trip as an unaccompanied minor in order to join a 10-day educational tour of Belize. When thunderstorms delayed his flight from Miami to Newark, the airline offered to re-book him for the next morning — but not to provide a hotel room for the night.
Is your airline telling you everything? After a government operation that netted four airlines, the unsurprising answer is: No.
If you’re looking for new luggage, I have good news and bad news.
Maybe you missed the announcement that the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is introducing a “ground-breaking” new course focused on ethics in the travel industry.
If you’re like most travelers, you may not know the American Society of Travel Agents from the American String Teachers Association.
Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away. Do you really want to wait until the last minute to plan your holiday travel? Not this year.
When he crossed the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in Northern California, James Kaiser expected Avis to bill him for the $5 toll. It did, then it added a convenience fee — of $19.75.
When the Transportation Department (DOT) announced new “enhanced” protections for air travelers last week, the reaction was predictable. Airlines complained
When Jim Reid checks into a Westin hotel, he inevitably catches a whiff of a “woody cedar and vanilla” scent called White Tea. It’s a pleasant smell to most guests, but not to him.
The hotel industry is celebrating a big win after the recent introduction of the Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016 in the Senate.
The recent passage of the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 in the House of Representatives raises a new question about the reliability of online reviews for travelers.
After booking her first JetBlue flight recently, Kathie Baker was stunned by the confirmation email.
High prices. Long airport lines. Terrorism. Zika. You’ve got enough to worry about, between making sure your hotel reservations match your arrival dates and ensuring that all your credit cards will work. And now this?
They beg. They negotiate. They even lie.
The federal government is on the verge of regulating airline frequent-flier programs. But how far it goes may depend on you.
At first, to Christine Compo-Martin, the Expedia.com search results looked like a mistake. As she queried the site for a hotel room in Philadelphia, she found properties without photos.
You know that part of your vacation where you hold your breath and hope for the best? It used to happen just before the plane landed, in that precarious moment between heaven and earth. But lately, it’s been taking place on terra firma, when you arrive at the airport and you’re confronted by a Transportation Security Administration screening.
When you rent a car this summer, don’t look for one price. Look for three.
Eva Dickerson’s recent Orlando visit ended on a less-than-magical note.
An alarming rise in mandatory resort fees is pushing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider a change to its
In-flight wireless Internet connections are almost universally available. They’re also almost universally unreliable, slow and expensive.
Affordable. Comfortable. On time.
If you thought comparison shopping was hard with traditional travel companies, just try the sharing economy.
The next time you try to buy an airline ticket with one stopover or more, you could pay twice as much as you expected.
Here’s a tip for your next trip: Get ready to tip more.