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Watch out for security slowdowns as shutdown continues

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.

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International language apps allow you to communicate

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.

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POLICY

Watch out for security slowdowns as shutdown continues

Watch out for security slowdowns as shutdown continues

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.

TRAVEL

International language apps allow you to communicate

International language apps allow you to communicate

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.

FAA needs a flying-cars vision

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?

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The Czech Republic: From castles to countryside

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.

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Insider tips for island hopping with the family

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...

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TRAVEL SAFETY

10 Dos and don’ts for holiday air travel

10 Dos and don’ts for holiday air travel

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...

TRAVEL TIPS

Your passport — 5 major myths exposed

Your passport — 5 major myths exposed

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.

9 important ways to make your holiday travel better

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...

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How secure worldwide WiFi can protect you at home and abroad

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.

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Top 10 travel mistakes and how to avoid them

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.

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14 tips for protecting your money while traveling

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.

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Accomplishments

These accomplishments have been achieved by working closely with our members, national media, the travel industry, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress and many other agencies.

  • Creation of the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections
  • Advertised airfares now include airfare plus, mandatory taxes and fees
  • Lost/damaged/delayed luggage compensation limit increased to $3,500
  • Passengers have 24 hours to change or cancel their nonrefundable tickets without penalty
  • Once an airfare is purchased, that airfare and ancillary fees cannot be increased
  • Families flying together act passed by Congress that requires family members 13 years of age and younger to sit with other family members at no additional cost.

CURRENT TRAVEL POLL

Do you think airlines have gone too far with adding more seats and reducing their size?

  • No, they don’t bother me 3% 3%
  • Yes, I’m tall and/or overweight so seating is cramped and painful 22.6% 22.6%
  • Yes, I’m short but still find it difficult to get comfortable 28% 28%
  • Yes, when the passenger reclines it is almost claustrophobic 46.4% 46.4%