Already in effect in San Antonio, Southwest is planning to add a new boarding system to the rest of its airports by early November....read more»

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The passport application period has been shortened to six to eight weeks, but giving the State Department a little extra time to process your application is still a good idea....read more»

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Underwater pumpkin carving contests? Yes, and not just one. In Guam and the Florida Keys, celebrants prefer full-body submersion over bobbing for apples....read more»

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This new online trip-organization tool allows you to put your travel confirmation emails and other planning details into one easy-to-read document you can print out and take with you....read more»

In the same way dryers eat single socks, airplane seat-back pockets have an insatiable appetite for the small items we stash as we're settling in. But there is hope for getting those items back, if you act quickly enough....read more»

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A deadly plane crash in Phuket, Thailand, over the weekend raises questions about the safety of the burgeoning number of new low-cost carriers cropping up in Asia....read more»

EuroCheapo's new CheapoSearch displays rates from multiple sources for budget hotels, pensions, bed-and-breakfasts, and hostels. For many listings, you can read reviews before booking....read more»

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The New York Times reported yesterday that the euro is on the rise against the dollar. But even with this current rate hike, there are still a few ways to save while abroad....read more»

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First-class expert Matthew Bennett recently published a guide to flying upper class to London. His guide is an expensive purchase, but it's packed with tips, and worth considering if you're a regular London visitor intent on avoiding coach....read more»

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With flight delays at their worst level since 1995, the government may take action. But the airline industry is pushing back....read more»

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