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Frequent Flyers

The Unwritten Rules of Flying We All Need To Follow

Erin Block | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Erin Block

Traveling can be stressful, but remember these commandments to make your experience as easy as possible.

How To Get Your Flight Attendant To Love You

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.30.2015 | Travel

Ever wondered how to get that extra bag of pretzels during a flight? Flight attendants have a lot of power in the skies, and it turns out some sim...

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel

Plastic is the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you depends on what you want by way of extras and special features.

Travel Tips for the Frequent and Budget Savvy Flyer

Justin Hernandez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Justin Hernandez

Over the past year I've done my fair share of flying back and forth between New York and Los Angeles. In the process, I have figured out how to make the treks as seamless and cost-effective as possible through trial and error.

The 'Joys' of Boarding

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Maria Rodale

I'm in Chicago, waiting to board my flight. The "depultures"* are circling, and the gate attendant is about to begin to "pre-board"(?) travelers deemed worthy to enter the aircraft before everyone else.

Say Goodbye to Jet Lags With These Easy Tips

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

So, how do you keep the wanderlust alive and make trans-Atlantic journeys every few months while not feeling like you just came out of anesthesia? Here are some of my tried and tested tips that will prepare you for long flights and jet lags.

7 Frequent Flyers Far Worse Than Children

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

I've logged 24,600 miles in air travel this year alone, half of those with my infant son (who slept peacefully like the little cherub he is). I'm here to set the record straight. It is too often the adults that act like babies.

High-Design Airport Terminals

Departures Magazine | Posted 01.31.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Whether located in major metropolises or small rural areas, airports are undergoing decidedly design-focused transformations—21st-century remakes that are ushering in a more aesthetically and environmentally conscious era of air travel.

Did the TSA Harrass Us Because of Our Special Needs Son?

Marla Murasko | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Marla Murasko

My husband and I have traveled many places with our son, who is 7 years old and diagnosed with Down syndrome. We have traveled through many airports and have always followed the TSA policies. However, on this one particular day, we encountered rude and unpleasant harassment.

Airlines Scrooge Their Customers With Bag Fees

Kate Hanni | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Kate Hanni

During a slow economic recovery, the flying public is being financially damaged by the airlines' refusal to post the hidden ancillary fees.

Million-Mile Flyer Sues United Airlines

Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel

A man who has flown millions of miles on United Airlines is suing the company for "'immorally' rescinding perks for 'Million Milers,'" reports ABC New...

The All-To-Frequent Flyers

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited firs...

Why You Should Have A Say In Airline Mergers

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

Every time a company goes through bankruptcy court or gets involved in merger talks, it's disappointing to see who does not have a seat at the negotia...

Reassessing Airline Loyalty For International Frequent Flyers

John Nicholson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

If just one airline alliance program offered the same complimentary space-available upgrade scheme on international flights as they all do on their domestic routes, I guarantee you that every international business traveler with $100,000 or more to spend on travel each year would switch their loyalty to that airline and its alliance partners in a heartbeat.

PHOTOS: 10 Over The Top Airport Lounges

Fortnighter | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

It never hurts to peek behind the curtain and see what the one percent is up to before they board their flights.

Do Airlines Treat You Better If You Dress Well?

George Hobica | Posted 01.16.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Think this is "dress up and sit up front" stuff is nonsense? Well, not really.

Airlines Weighing Carry On Bags?

George Hobica | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Surprisingly, a number of airlines, mostly foreign-based ones, have limits on carry-on bags, some as low as 15 pounds. Here's what you need to know.

Andrea Stone

A Few Frequent Flyers To Get New Perk Under TSA Expedited Screening Program | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security offici...

You Might Want to Check Those Frequent Flier Miles

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Traditionally, when airlines have merged, frequent flier miles were carried over allowing customers to select among an increased number of flights and destinations.

LAX to JFK -- Who to Choose?

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Terry Gardner

For the last few years, several actors and other frequent travelers have told me that when it comes to flights between LA and Manhattan, they choose between two carriers: JetBlue Airways or Virgin America Airlines.