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Six Airline Fees Worth the Money

It’s holiday time. If you’ll be flying, you paid plenty for your ticket. The last thing you need are more airline fees. But before you shut your wallet, take a look at the following fees; they’re not expensive and they could make your life a whole lot easier. Sometimes it pays… Read More

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane

Most of us don’t get sick on planes. But, it happens – and with cold and flu season coming up, it could pay to take a few extra precautions. NOTE: I’m no doctor so consult a health care professional if you have any big worries, especially if traveling to a… Read More

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Thanksgiving is Just One Month Away. Are You Ready?

Warning: Thanksgiving is Nov. 27 – just about a month away and it’ll go fast. Are you ready to travel? Don’t worry, we can help with flight stuff (you’re on your own with the bird). LISTEN: Airfare expert Rick Seaney has more tips. Thanksgiving Countdown Checklist If you don’t have… Read More

Etiquette 101 for Airline Passengers and Flight Attendants

There have been lots of airline stories lately about minor irritations escalating into big blow-ups, so the buzz about my recent ABC column on Charm School for Travelers doesn’t really surprise me. Some of the highlights and sample classes of my imaginary curriculum. LISTEN: Quiet, please. Etiquette class is now in… Read More

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When Will Airlines Allow Phone Calls on Planes?

I field all kinds of travel-related questions and here’s one that pops up now and again: “When will airlines allow phone calls on planes?” The answer is complicated; I’m tempted to say don’t hold your breath but in this ever-changing era of personal electronics and their ever-changing uses, never say… Read More