Eight 2020 smartphone apps to help your travel

Eight 2020 smartphone apps to help your travel

Traveling with a smartphone has become essential because of the assistance it can provide to travelers. While it gives users the critical ability to make emergency and other important calls while away from home, it does even more like a mobile computer that you can carry in your pocket. It allows users to buy tickets of all kinds, board planes and trains, safely walk through cities, translate menus, signs and directions in unfamiliar languages and much more.

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10 lost luggage rules for maximum compensation

10 lost luggage rules for maximum compensation

There are rules that should be followed before traveling. There are rules when traveling and checking in baggage. And, finally, rules when luggage is lost, delayed or damaged. Passengers who follow these rules have far fewer lost and delayed baggage problems and get top compensation from the airlines.

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How to find on-time statistics on airline websites

How to find on-time statistics on airline websites

The other day I discussed on-time flights and the importance of having enough time to get to connecting flights. I was also speaking about the hope that my checked baggage made the connection as well, The conversation came around to how can a passenger even know what the record for on-time arrival might be and where that information can be found.

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How should you travel with your pet?

How should you travel with your pet?

DOT tightened some of its rules about service animals. It gave the green light for airlines to ask passengers traveling with a service animal to provide documentation related to vaccination, training or behavior. The policy shift has made air travelers pay more attention to the issue. For some, the answer to: “Should I fly with my pet” is “no.”

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Are travel agents only for rich people?

Are travel agents only for rich people?

Travel agent fees are rising with other fees. So, “Are travel agents worth it?” This a question many ask. The answers is yes or no depending on the type of travel being done. Plus, travel agents/advisors have access to many hidden bargains that normal travelers will have difficulty finding.

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Why helicopter tour safety is so important

Why helicopter tour safety is so important

Travelers must be cautious when booking any helicopter tour! Recently, a tour helicopter with six travelers aboard crashed. It flew into a ridge on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, about 25 minutes after take-off. The flight set out to tour Kauai's Na Pali Coast, known...

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Fun and frivolity in a country setting at Branson

Fun and frivolity in a country setting at Branson

In contrast with the fast rides, non-stop entertainment, and frenzied activity, it’s somewhat ironic that the area initially was a favorite destination for fishermen seeking a quiet outing. Its rivers and warm water Table Rock Lake, continue to serve as magnets for anglers in search of largemouth bass and other freshwater fighters.

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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.

  • – Bi-partisan bill to eliminate hotel resort fees introduced into House of Representatives
  • – 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.

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