4 ways to make airplane boarding announcements more useful

4 ways to make airplane boarding announcements more useful

Airlines are boarding flights earlier and earlier these days. Most US carriers now seem to be boarding domestic at least 30 minutes and sometimes as much as 50 minutes in advance. From an airline point of view, it increases the chances of an on-time departure. Here are a few things I wish they’d include in boarding announcements now that they have extra time.

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7 shipboard mistakes that could sink your cruise

7 shipboard mistakes that could sink your cruise

Use your commonsense — It will pay off in helping you have a great cruise  Cruise vacations can be a wonderful way to have a relaxing vacation and visit destinations to which you might not travel any other way. There are some mistakes that you might not think are...

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Why big passengers are creating havoc in planes

Why big passengers are creating havoc in planes

Airlines are more sensitive to territorial seat skirmishes than ever. And the Federal Aviation Administration is poised to do something about it. This fall, the agency is conducting airplane evacuation tests to determine the minimum seat space needed for safety purposes. Congress recently passed the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act, as part of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization, mandating minimum seat sizes on planes.

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Stop costly missed connections caused by brazen airlines

Stop costly missed connections caused by brazen airlines

While airlines in their contracts of carriage assume no responsibility for arrival and departure on schedule, their delayed flights have big financial consequences for passengers who face change fees and cancellation fees in addition to extra airfare for missed airline connections must deal with through no fault of their own.

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10 travel theft prevention tips to make you secure

10 travel theft prevention tips to make you secure

Being careful is the best security against travel theft  Famous travel host and writer, Rick Steves, revealed a while back that he was a pickpocket victim while traveling in Paris. Steves didn't detail what happened during this travel theft, but did say that after...

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