TSA housecleaning aside, get ready for an endless wait this summer

Are you ready for an endless wait this summer?
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Cruise lines take a hard line on refunds

Tragedy struck just as Ira Birnbaum and his wife prepared to set sail along Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage on Norwegian Cruise Line.
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How do I get through the TSA line faster?

Here are a few of my favorite tips for getting through the TSA line a little quicker. You don’t even have to be enrolled in Pre-Check!

Should the TSA adopt a “one line” policy?

Gordon Moore is confused — and angry.
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Is it time for airlines to draw the line on fees?

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Here’s a troubling event witnessed by Stavros Katsas on a recent Spirit Airlines flight — a scene rendered even more disturbing in light of last weekend’s deadly crash-landing of a passenger jet in San Francisco. He was seated near an emergency exit row and saw an elderly passenger take a seat in that row.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires emergency exit rows to have a minimum amount of space between them in order to facilitate a quick evacuation of an aircraft. For the government, it means a safer plane. For passengers, it translates into more legroom.

But to an airline like Spirit, it’s yet another opportunity to charge passengers extra. Which it does. Katsas estimates that the slow-moving woman paid at least $50 to sit in a “premium” seat.
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