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Ed Perkins on Travel
A longtime travel expert, Perkins helps consumers get the most from their travel dollar. His feature and Q&A columns give readers up-to-the-minute advice on everything from planning an itinerary for a European rail trip to booking flights, renting cars and buying travel insurance. Perkins also peppers his columns with valuable tips to avoid travel hassles.Targets senior travelers.
Ed Perkins on Travel Samples
Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement.
The travel press has been full of reports that the four giant legacy lines -- American, Delta, United and US Airways -- just hiked the fees to re-issue "nonrefundable" tickets.
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, concludes the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey; you'll have the toughest time on Delta and US Airways.
Boeing's radical 787 "Dreamliner" has turned out to be anything but a dream for Boeing and the airlines that ordered the plane. Why you should like the 787.
The new airfare search systems keep coming, and the incumbents keep adding features. Routehappy.com claims to base its finding on how "happy" a flight will make you -- as well as how much it will cost.
A recent report in The Telegraph of London highlighted some of the world's most expensive taxi rides between airport and downtown. -- Tokyo Narita: $305. -- Oslo Guardermoen: $120. -- Milan Malpensa: $115. -- London Heathrow: $90.
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