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After three weeks, airport security lines are beginning to feel the pinch of the US government shutdown. Security slowdowns are spreading as more and more TSA agents begin to call in sick, quit, or just play hooky. The longer the shutdown continues, the worse the delays at airport will become.read more
The last few years have seen a proliferation of language-learning software. These programs — many of which have popular mobile apps — use such techniques as gamification, crowdsourcing and adaptive algorithms to help beginners learn language basics.read more
After three weeks, airport security lines are beginning to feel the pinch of the US government shutdown. Security slowdowns are spreading as more and more TSA agents begin to call in sick, quit, or just play hooky. The longer the shutdown continues, the worse the delays at airport will become.
The last few years have seen a proliferation of language-learning software. These programs — many of which have popular mobile apps — use such techniques as gamification, crowdsourcing and adaptive algorithms to help beginners learn language basics.
The government shutdown is affecting travelers more and more every day. During the first few days, the effects were limited, but now the effects of the shutdown are affecting everyday travelers.read more
Everywhere in the world, it seems that governments are experimenting and rolling out unmanned aerial systems or drones. But in the USA, we seem to be as a regulatory impasse. When will the FAA say that every drone needs a license and should be regulated? When will the FAA come up with an overall vision for the National Airspace System?read more
What if airlines could do almost anything they wanted, knowing that they would probably get away with it? As 2018 closed, critics noted that’s already the case. The reason? Lax government airline regulation.read more
In Dublin, a surprise visit to Trinity College proved to be fascinating and far more than simply the Old Library and the Book of Kells.read more
Most people who visit the Czech Republic confine their stay to Prague, its majestic capital – and with good reason. “The city of a hundred spires” not only challenges the likes of Paris in its beauty, it also boasts a history that stretches back over a millennium, along with one of the most vibrant cultural settings in all of Europe. But, there is far more.read more
The fog over Anacapa Island hung low and thick. “Is that where we’re going?” my daughter asked, waving at the white cliffs that floated in a flat calm Pacific. It was just another day island hopping with the family — and the answer was “yes.” Fascinated by islands? Me...read more
By now, I hope you've completed all your last minute shopping and you're fully set for your holiday air travel. Even so, you may have questions about holiday air travel about gifts, foods and other items. If you don't fly often, you may also have other questions about...
it’s critical to separate passport myths from passport reality. Not understanding passport rules and regulations can cause passport applicants to not get their passports on time to travel, strand cruise passengers in case of an emergency or end a trip before it starts.
Don't forget these 9 tips when planning for better holiday travel With Thanksgiving later this week, we're entering the holiday travel season in the U.S. For many others across the globe, the countdown to Christmas holiday travel has begun. For frequent travelers and...read more
Help Travelers United keep working for you with Congress and DOT in Washington, enjoy cyber-security every day of the year, download Travel Rights, and save with restaurant certificates every month.Plus, you will be invited to take surveys and polls that make a difference in Washington.read more
Over the years, I’ve been collecting a list of the travel mistakes I’ve made and ways to avoid them, when planning for a trip and while traveling. I’ve also saved a list of the advice that readers have taken the time to send me over the years. I’m very grateful for that advice.read more
Nobody in the travel industry likes complaints. On the other hand, everybody likes getting complaints fixed. Problems that arise on vacation are only solved with good travel complaint timing.read more
If you have a tight flight connection — but one that adheres to the published minimum connection time — will your airline take care of you if you still miss your flight? For Stephanie Mendenhall, the answer was “no.”read more
Nothing can cause problems faster than the loss or theft of your cash, credit or debit cards while traveling. It might not be the end of your trip, but it could be devastating to your bank account and stop much of the enjoyment of your journey.read more