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How to File a Claim if Your Luggage is Damaged After a Flight

Last year, a passenger on an American Airlines flight received $3,500 in compensation after discovering her suitcase was ruined; at baggage claim, she found some of her clothes had been shredded, half of her belongings were missing, and the suitcase was covered in both grease and toothpaste. Meanwhile, in more…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Probably Shouldn’t Book a Flight Through a Third-Party Travel Site

Last month, scammers posing as Expedia stole thousands of dollars from travelers hoping to confirm or change their bookings over the phone. But booking flights with the real Expedia—and any other third-party site like Travelocity or Kayak—comes with certain (legal) risks, too.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Where Your Emotional Support Animal Is Allowed to Sit on a Plane

In May, a man was attacked by an emotional support animal while flying on Delta; according to a lawsuit filed by the passenger, the animal tried repeatedly to sit on its owner’s lap before the attack—though service animals are required to remain on the floor per Delta’s rules—while attendants ignored the airline’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What to Consider Before Booking a Connecting Flight

If you’ve booked an itinerary with connecting flight to save a little money, airlines like United and American generally allow for as little as 30 minutes for you to deplane, grab your carry-on, switch terminals if needed, and find the right gate; it’s an especially tight window, but possible in small airports. This…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get a Better Boarding Group on a Flight

To board an American Airlines flight before any other passenger, you’ll have to spend at least $45,000—at least, that’s the rumor surrounding the airline’s highest elite status of “Concierge Key” members, who are brought in on a secret, invitation-only basis⁠. (With the status, passengers also earn perks like access…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Look for Separate Tickets Before Booking a Connecting Flight

Long layovers aren’t all terrible; if you’re connecting in an unfamiliar city, it’s a chance to explore a new destination for a few hours and until your next flight departs. But if you aren’t finding an ideal itinerary because your connection is too narrow, you can expand your options by booking each leg of that…Read […]

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How to Get a Refund on a Hotel After Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

In June, American Airlines was forced to cancel 7,500 flights because of severe weather, mechanical issues, and the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes. Together, these cancelations made up 4% of the airline’s entire schedule of flights that month—and likely annoyed a hell of a lot of travelers with other arrangements…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get a Refund on a Hotel After Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

In June, American Airlines was forced to cancel 7,500 flights because of severe weather, mechanical issues, and the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes. Together, these cancelations made up 4% of the airline’s entire schedule of flights that month—and likely annoyed a hell of a lot of travelers with other arrangements… Read more…

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How to Get a Refund on a Hotel After Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed

In June, American Airlines was forced to cancel 7,500 flights because of severe weather, mechanical issues, and the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes. Together, these cancelations made up 4% of the airline’s entire schedule of flights that month—and likely annoyed a hell of a lot of travelers with other arrangements…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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JetBlue Is Having a Sale on One-Way Flights Starting at $44

We’re a month into summer, which means it’s already time to start thinking about vacation-planning for the fall if you want to grab a good deal on a flight. Fortunately, JetBlue is having a major two-day sale on trips departing between August and November—with some one-way tickets costing as little as $44.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Recover Something You Left on a Flight

In Scottsboro, Arizona, there’s an “Unclaimed Baggage Center” store full of mink furs and iPads—items left on flights that were never claimed by their owners and now up for sale. As the New York Times writes, these items might have been intentionally ditched, forgotten or just … lost.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Before You Travel Overseas, Make Sure Your Passport Has Blank Pages

Before you travel overseas, don’t forget to pack the essentials like a proper visa, if it’s necessary, and your passport. And while this tip may seem obvious, you should also make sure your passport has blank pages when traveling internationally as some countries require them for you to enter the country.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Before You Travel Overseas, Make Sure Your Passport Has Blank Pages

Before you travel overseas, don’t forget to pack the essentials like a proper visa, if it’s necessary, and your passport. And while this tip may seem obvious, you should also make sure your passport has blank pages when traveling internationally as some countries require them for you to enter the country. Read more…

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