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7 Hilarious Foreign Language Mistakes

Trippy | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel

Ever feel like you're speaking another language? Well, sometimes you are which is why we asked the members of travel website, to tell us about times they tried to use the local tongue and got, well, totally tongue tied.

Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Nathaniel Sillin

Holiday travel can be crowded and expensive, but opportunities abound for long-term planners and last-minute bargain hunters.

31 Worst Fees in America

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money

Like the insidious overdraft penalty, the key to avoiding a replacement fee is to keep careful watch of your debit card and not lose it. If you do, try to take out cash through a teller and be patient until your replacement card arrives.

The 10 Worst Airline Fees To Ever Exist | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel

To help you navigate the complex tangle of costs that now go hand-­in­-hand with air travel, check out this list of the 10 worst airline fees.

The Guide to Bringing Sports Equipment Onboard

Map Happy | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Some gear you'll be forced check in because of TSA policy, whether you want to or not and incur the baggage fee. Other sports equipment fall within the normal checked baggage and oversize/overweight policy.

Airlines Shift Security Costs to Passengers With Government Help

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Airlines got a $373 million dollar gift from the government when it eliminated the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee last year. What with the slide in fuel prices, these 37 U.S. and 71 foreign airlines have to be feeling pretty flush right now.

A How-To for Carry-On

Dane Steele Green | Posted 03.30.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

I consulted David Perry, a fellow traveler writer and friend of mine who has even less space to work with. Since his laptop goes with him as the personal item, he has to pack his camera into his carry-on, leaving him with a nook just 14 inches wide, nine long, seven deep. This guy gets creative.

What Airlines Don't Tell You About That Free Bag

Map Happy | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It has nothing to do with the credit cards. This actually has more to do with the checked bags after you've exceeded your free bag limit. This post...

Keep a Lid on Vacation Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Jason Alderman

I'm not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail -- sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you'll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window.

To the Allegiant Ticket Agent Who Assigned Me Seat 36F

Amy Roost | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Amy Roost

Dear Jeanette, I'm sorry I complained and spoke to you in a nasty tone of voice when checking in four hours before my flight on Friday. It's just t...

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

Your Checked Bag Costs WAY Less Than You Think | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel

When airlines began charging for checked bags in 2008, they blamed the high cost of jet fuel for the move. But how much does it actually cost an airli... Survey Pits Passengers vs. Airlines in Battle of the Fees | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel

New research from has found a gap between the services that fliers want (and are willing to pay for) and the ones currently being offered. The...

10 Things We Wish All Airlines Did

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

To say there's room for improvement in the airline industry is a clear understatement. Between baggage fees, customer-service fails, and hellish flight delays, most carriers consistently keep our expectations at tarmac level.

Southwest Keeps It Simple

Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines is one of the top 10 simplest US companies, according to an index Tuesday yesterday by Siegel+Gale, a brand strategy firm in New Yo...

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

MiniTime | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and mindset.

Most Annoying Travel Fees

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

You can still avoid some of the worst penalties if you plan strategically. Read on for tips in dealing with the latest annoying travel fees.

Airline To Fly Bags For 'Free,' But It'll Cost You

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel

In a bid to reduce the ill will passengers undoubtedly feel every time they fork over cash for baggage fees, United Airlines has adopted a new approac...

Airline Fees Make Finding The Best Flight Deal A Challenge

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2013 | Travel

By Mitch Lipka May 31 (Reuters) - Trying to find the best deal for a flight used to be a lot easier. All you had to do was look at the...

Avoiding Hidden Flight, Hotel Fees

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Jason Alderman

With the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupancy rates have risen in many areas and airports are as crowded as ever. Here are a few budgeting tips if you're planning a trip.

American's New Plan To Reduce Carry On Bags

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel

FORT WORTH, Texas — In a quest to speed up the boarding process, American Airlines is letting passengers board sooner if they travel lightly. T...

Airlines Collected More Than $6 Billion In Fees In 2012

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines collected more than $6 billion in baggage and reservation change fees from passengers last year – the highest amo...

Ways To Avoid Those Pesky Frontier Fees | Posted 07.03.2013 | Travel

Yesterday, Frontier announced that anyone who buys a ticket through a third-party travel agency (including online sites like Hotwire, Expedia, etc.) w...

Airlines Add DOZENS Of New Fees

Posted 02.01.2013 | Travel

Airlines have added more than 50 new fees over the past year, new data from the website TravelNerd show. The finance-oriented site found dozens of ...

Fee 'Bundling' Creates New Headaches For Fliers | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

With your airline ticket, would you like to add "Ascend" or "Lift?" Perhaps you prefer "Choice Seats" or "Choice Plus?" Or maybe you're a "Main Cabin ...