Browsing Tag

airport

Saving money / Travel

Airport parking that won’t break your travel budget

On November 15, 2012

When most people book a flight,¬†they search and search for the cheapest fare. With airfares skyrocketing, people are holding out longer. Some are even driving several hours to a different airport to save money. Once you book that flight, are you applying the same research tools to save money on parking? Spend ten minutes before you leave for the airport…

Travel

Continental-United frequent flier program merger updates

On January 11, 2012

If you travel, you’ve probably noticed the changes at the Continental ticket counter as they merge with United. Some airports are adopting the new “United” name earlier than others. One thing is clear — this merger is supposed to be seamless to the consumer but it can get downright confusing. On the upside, you can merge your miles so you…

Saving money / Travel

Airlines Enforce Carry-On Bag Size Rules

On December 30, 2011

Flying is stressful especially for families with lots of luggage. As airlines charge for bags, more travelers squish everything they can into their carry-on luggage. However, airlines are enforcing carry-on bag size rules. That forces some passengers to check their bags even though they’re made to be a carry-on bag.

Consumer News

Say goodbye to long security lines?

On July 28, 2011

If you have a vacation planned in the next few months, your airport security experience may change.¬† The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is launching a pilot program to speed up the screening process for low-risk and known passengers. Starting this fall, a pre-flight, identity-based screening pilot will start. Certain frequent fliers and members of Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler…

Consumer News

Travel Frustration: Flights On Time Until You Board

On April 12, 2011

There are all sorts of ways to stay up to date on flight delays. You can give the airline or aggregator (places like Orbitz) your phone number and they’ll alert you to delays before you arrive at the airport. However, nothing can prepare you for the delays you should expect if you’re travelling in the next few weeks. Since the…