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Saving money / Travel

Delta cancelling more flights and offering $200 travel vouchers after system outage

On August 9, 2016

Delta Air Lines is still delaying flights days after a power outage took down its computer system worldwide. Days later, nearly 250 more flights are cancelled. This time, the airline is resetting its operation. The airline cancelled around 1,000 flights in just one day due to the outage. Delta responds to computer system outage “We were able to bring our…

Saving money / Travel

Pre-pay gas a good deal when renting a car?

On August 26, 2013

When you rent a car, you’re bombarded with questions from upgrades to insurance. How should you answer? While “no” is the default answer for many questions, there’s one that recently made me think. Should I fill pre-pay the gas or fill-up on my own at the gas pump? Just say “no” I always say no to all the extras sold…

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

Rental car companies will stop renting recalled cars

On September 28, 2012

Renting a car just got a little safer thanks to an agreement with the top four rental car companies. Enterprise/National/Alamo, Hertz/Advantage, Avis/Budget, and Dollar/Thrift agreed to keep recalled cars off the road and agreed to support a bill to make this a law. The Senate bill would require all recalled vehicles to be taken out of circulation as soon as…

Consumer Tips / Saving money

Saving on summer travel

On April 24, 2012

Trying to book a summer vacation? You want to plan early, and look at every option possible. It’s like a perfect storm of fewer flights and high gas prices. The result — sky-high airfares. Just what I don’t need for my guests at my destination wedding this summer. I’ve been checking the three major cities where our guests will be…

Saving money / Tech / Travel

American Airlines technical glitch on first day of new airfare rules

On January 26, 2012

UPDATE: The American Airlines technical glitch on the first day of the new airfare disclosure rules is fixed. On Thursday, American Airlines was not able to make comparison shopping easier for travelers as required by law. Airlines must disclose upfront the ticket price with taxes and fees. When you search, you should see the total price. However, a warning on…