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Know the Signs of an Airplane-Induced Blood Clot

Post-flight blood clots can catch even seasoned travelers by surprise, as travel writer Lindsey Campbell recently found out. She stretches before flights and moves around as much as she can—but after landing, she dismissed her calf pain as probably an injury from hiking.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Explore the Universe with SpaceEngine

Windows: I’m sitting in Las Vegas as I type this, and little makes you want to launch yourself off the face of the Earth faster than running into a group of loud, yelling bros looking for that next sweet bar where they can fill up on Coors Light.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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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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The Cheapest Round-Trip Fares to Europe From Every State

Planning the ultimate European vacation? If you want to save some money, you should take into account where you’re leaving from and what your first destination is. Some state’s airports can fly you over for a few hundred dollars, while others will require $1,000 or more.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal

President Trump announced yesterday that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the so-called Iran Deal, an international agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But now that the sanctions are being reinstated, some American companies stand to lose…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Your Plane Losing an Engine

The terrifying story of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 near-crash is still fresh in flyers’ minds, but a commercial jet losing an engine isn’t usually something to be afraid of. Not only does it rarely happen, but when it does, pilots and planes are ready to handle it. Here’s what you need to know about these […]

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Make Sure a Budget or Foreign Airline Is Safe

Budget airlines are a decent option for cheap travel, but they’re also known to be uncomfortable, they nickel and dime you for every little thing, and now, people are questioning the overall safety of these low-cost flights. These four tips will help you pick a budget or foreign airline that meets all the right safety…Read […]

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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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