Category Archives: General Travel

Who pays when a flight delay is an ‘Act of God’?

Things were going too well. Except for a tight flight connection in London that got the old heart racing, a recent trip to Italy and Greece was perfect. (More on that later.) It ended with a great couple of days … Continue reading

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Some reservations about list of world’s top airlines

It’s out. The list of the world’s top airlines. If you care. Most of us really don’t — most of us flying coach, that is. We’re flying to get somewhere, not for the ambiance or cuisine. We don’t expect much, … Continue reading

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Bacteria on a plane. This is no movie.

Airplanes are full of germs. Now there’s a surprise. Pack scads of humans into a bus with wings, and what would you expect? We already know airplane bathrooms are the worst. Do you wipe down the sink and counter as … Continue reading

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Amish rite of spring is plain dirty

Punxsutawney Phil may be a cute guy, but let’s face it — he’s not exactly Al Roker when it comes to spring predictions. (I worked with Al many weather forecasts ago. Lots of fun.) I like the odds better in … Continue reading

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How to breeze through airport security

Have you had it with the airport security sprint? You know, where you have to factor in extra time at the airport and then become a wreck, juggling driver’s license, boarding pass, jacket, belt, shoes, a baggie stuffed with liquids … Continue reading

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Airport security: Royal treatment lovely while it lasted

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been allowed to breeze through airport security. No literally bending over backward to futz with shoes, jackets and laptop computers. Or losing driver’s licenses — which actually happened to me once when I wasn’t … Continue reading

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How much do you care about a great airline seat?

Noticed these tips from George Hobica, a very informative and entertaining guy I once interviewed, who’s something of an airfare guru. Here, he’s talking about how to score a better airline seat. I guess it all depends on what you’re willing … Continue reading

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