Make Your Next Flight Better — and Cheaper

Make Your Next Flight Better — and Cheaper

Flying blows. Take off your shoes. Take off your belt. Stand in line forever. Fight to get on the plane. Fight to get off. Pay to check your bags. Or join all the other schmucks trying to save money by carrying all their bags into the cabin, and shove them into the overhead locker. If you’re flying soon, you’re going to be reminded, yet again, of how horrible the experience has become.

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10 Things Airlines Won’t Tell You

10 Things Airlines Won’t Tell You

1. “We’re jacking up ticket prices.”It’s not your imagination. Airfare is getting more expensive. The cost for a domestic roundtrip ticket averaged nearly $356 last year, up 3.6% from a year prior, according to the latest data from Airlines for America, a trade group which represents U.S. carriers. And the rate at which airfare is rising is speeding up: The average ticket price spiked 24% from 2009 to 2012. In contrast, during the four years prior to this period, 2005 to 2008, prices increased by 16.4%.

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9 Unexpected Travel Tips From the Experts

9 Unexpected Travel Tips From the Experts

Wouldn't it be nice, before every trip, to call up an expert and get her advice on what to pack or how to upgrade to first class? Well, we can't promise a phone chat, but we can give you those tips right here and now. Shout out to all these travel-industry editors, bloggers, and TV hosts who were kind enough to give us the scoop on killer tips that will have you asking, "Why didn't I ever think of that?" On their behalf — you're welcome.

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