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How to Find Cheap Transportation to and From Major Airports

When you budget out your big trip, it’s easy to forget about transportation to and from the airport. It can really cost you if you’re not careful. Fortunately, all of the world’s busiest airports have affordable options. These are the types of transportation you should look for if you’re hoping to save some cash.Read more… […]

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The Best Ways to Ask for Compensation When Something Goes Wrong On Your Flight

While most flights go off without a hitch, annoying things do happen. Delays, diversions, busted tray tables, malfunctioning entertainment consoles, and spotty wifi can turn a run-of-the-mill flight into an unpleasant experience. When bad stuff happens, consider asking for compensation like this.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Airport Time Is a Welcome State of Limbo

For many, the airport is a place filled with frustration and anxiety. But for others, the airport is a peaceful place where you don’t exist—no one does—and I love it. You’re allowed to do absolutely nothing, and sometimes, that’s exactly what the soul of a weary traveler needs.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Not Declaring Food to Customs and Border Protection Could Cost You Big Time

When you travel internationally, there’s a whole song and dance of answering questions and declaring items you have to go through before re-entering the U.S. When Customs asks you if you have any food to declare, declare every food item you have—just in case.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Through Airport Security More Easily If Your Kids Have Special Needs  

Flying almost always comes with some anxiety, but for parents traveling with kids with special needs such as autism, the mere thought of navigating the sensory hurricane that is a busy airport can be terrifying. The crowds, the lines, the announcements piping through the loud speakers, the orders to remove your shoes,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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When You Can Cancel Flights and Hotels and Still Get a Full Refund

Things don’t always go according to plan when you’re traveling, and that can be a big problem for many reasons, chief among them that changing plans usually means paying fees. Let’s keep that money in your pocket. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to canceling flights or hotel reservations.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Self Check-in Screen is the Most Germ-Infested Part of the Airport

After a particularly rough battle with some disease I called the flu but was probably an epic cold earlier year I’ve gotten pretty obsessive about watching what I touch in public places. I also carry around antibacterial wipes whenever I fly (a habit I’ve had for years), and immediately wipe down my tray table,…Read more… […]

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How to Get a Secret Engagement Ring Through Airport Security

It’s “proposal season,” as much as such a thing exists. And if you plan a surprise proposal during your next trip, you don’t want to expose the engagement ring to your partner while you both go through airport security. So you need to pack it carefully.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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A London Airport Is Getting an Upgraded Air Traffic Control Tower—80 Miles Away From All the Planes

London’s cramped City Airport, located in the heart of the city, is undergoing a massive upgrade, including the addition of a fancy new air traffic control tower. But to maximize the airport’s limited space, that tower is actually being built 80 miles away, and will rely on 14 high-def cameras to give remote ATC crews…Read […]

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