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Thanks to Coronavirus, These are the Travel Deals to Jump on Now

Editor’s note (March 28, 2020): I wrote this post what feels like a lifetime ago, when the evidence of the pandemic’s reach and the thread facing us was not obvious to those of us in the US yet. In case it isn’t obvious, no one should be traveling right now. Please read my other and …

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Why You Should Never Accept a Flight Schedule Change Right Away

Have you ever booked a flight many months in advance only to have your carefully selected flight time change? Flight schedule changes happen all the time. Airlines are always tweaking their schedules for optimum performance. Often a flight schedule change is simply a matter of minutes that doesn’t really affect much. But sometimes a change …

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Unaccompanied Minors: Complete Guide to Each Airline’s Policies, Fees, & Rules

I have fond childhood memories of flying as an unaccompanied minor. My parents regularly sent my sister and me to see grandparents a few states away. I remember well being doted on by flight attendants. I especially loved being driven in the beeping carts through the tunnels of ATL as we were rushed off to …

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Airline Customer Service Isn’t Dead: Alaska Airlines Goes Above & Beyond

In my line of work, I see a lot of rants about trouble that travelers have had with airlines. I’ve certainly had plenty of harrowing and frustrating airline moments in my family’s travels too. While I don’t mince words when an airline gets it wrong, I think it is really important to tell the stories of …

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Best Airlines to Fly with Kids: Ranking the Best and Worst in the USA

I’m often asked by fellow parents: “What is the best airline to fly with kids?”  The accurate answer is that it depends! A lot depends on where you are based.  If you are at a hub for a particular airline, that airlines may well have nicer planes on more of its routes, better flight time …

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Disney’s Aulani: Renting DVC Points & Saving!

My family returned a few weeks ago from four nights at Disney’s newest resort, Aulani. Located on O’ahu just 20-30 minutes from Honolulu Airport, we knew that it was the perfect getaway for an extra-long weekend jaunt from the West Coast. We had some Alaska Airlines vouchers burning a hole in our pocket that had …

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