Travel

More Thanksgiving Travelers; Don’t Get Stuck at the Airport

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year. During the long holiday weekend, 46.9 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to ...

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American Airlines Revamps Its Frequent Flier Program

Filed under: Travel, Transportation & Logistics, Travel Industry, Consumer Issues, Airfare Lynne Sladky/AP By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ NEW YORK — American Airlines (AAL) is changing its frequent flier program, becoming the latest carrier to have passengers earn miles based on how much they spend rather than how far they fly. The move announced Tuesday follows similar changes by Delta Air Lines ...

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Is It Safe to Travel to Paris?

Filed under: Travel, European Union, Security Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images By Eric Reed What should travelers expect in the wake of terrorist attacks such as those that shocked Paris last week? Time will make the scars easier to bear, but the mood in Paris and the logistics for travelers heading there will change for the foreseeable future. After 9/11, Americans eventually ...

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7 Ways to Lower the Cost of a Holiday Road Trip

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, How to Save Money Gregory Bull/APNo one will be smiling if you go too fast and get slapped with a speeding ticket. By Trent Hamm The holidays are nearly upon us, with many families driving long distances to spend time with each other in the next weeks. Road trips are also an annual part of ...

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Credit Card Users Suffer Fatigue From the Rewards Game

Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Travel, Credit Cards, Financial Services Getty Images By Christopher Elliott A recent poll bears out something I already believed to be true and am happy to see: Consumers are finally losing their enthusiasm for airline and other affinity credit cards. Bankrate (RATE), an aggregator of financial rate information, reports that its Money Pulse survey found ...

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6 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

Filed under: Travel, Shopping, Transportation, How to Save Money, Home & Garden Getty Images By Hana Livingston As any driver knows, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to third-party warranties to premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to invest and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies ...

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Rental Car Insurance From Your Credit Card

Filed under: Travel, Credit Cards, Auto Insurance, Renting, Vacation Planning Alamy By Kimberly Lankford Q. I’m going to rent a car when traveling for Thanksgiving. I understand that my credit card will provide rental car insurance. How does this coverage work? –E.S., Hanover, Pennsylvania. A. Your own auto insurance policy most likely covers rental car damage and liability, up to ...

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The Downside of Cheaper Gas

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Auto Insurance Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Dandan Zou With gas prices down by more than $ 1 a gallon in the past year, Americans collectively are spending $ 350 million a day less at the gas pump than they were a year ago, says the American Automobile Association. But the drop in gas ...

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When’s The Best Time to Book Airline Tickets?

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Airfare, Vacation Planning, Financial Education Getty Images By Karla Bowsher Formulas for when to book a plane ticket at the best price seem to be an increasingly inexact science. Some theories are supported by data, but the Associated Press reports that trying to use a formula to book the best airline ticket price can also ...

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6 Reasons to Save Up for a Future Trip to Disney World

Filed under: Media, Walt Disney, Travel, Entertainment Industry, Vacation Planning Jordan Strauss/Invision for Disney Store/AP Images A lot of people visit Disney’s (DIS) resort in Florida every year. A whopping 51.5 million guests visited Disney World’s four theme parks last year, according to industry tracker Themed Entertainment Association. Another 4.2 million guests checked out one of the resort’s two water ...

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