Man getting poked in the eye by paper plane.

Ryanair passengers now have to pay roughly $7.50 to check in online. And if you show up at the airport without your boarding pass, expect a penalty charge upwards of $60....read more»

The Customs House, Boston (Photo: Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau)

With Southwest and JetBlue both set to launch Boston-to-Baltimore service later this summer, Delta has decided to get out while the getting's good....read more»

AirTran aircraft tail close up (Photo: AirTran)

AirTran will outfit its entire fleet with wireless service by July. This would make it the largest domestic carrier thus far to have Wi-Fi on all aircraft....read more»

Liberty Bell Center, Philadelphia (Photo: R. Kennedy/GPTMC)

In case you didn't know, it's National Travel and Tourism Week, meaning travelers around the country can find good deals and free activities....read more»

Delta aircraft tail (Photo: Delta)

The airline reports that 40 percent of its pre-merger aircraft is now equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi, but don't expect fleet-wide service until late next year....read more»

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As traffic slowly but steadily improves, airlines are cautiously hoping for an industry turnaround. Should customers buy now while prices are still low?...read more»

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Reader comments make SmarterTravel a better place. To say thank you, we've rounded up five reasons we think you're great. So come on, enjoy the flattery....read more»

Hotel room (Photo: Index Open)

Still in the early stages, Travelocity's "Top Secret Hotels" could save customers up to 45 percent if they're willing to book without knowing the hotel....read more»

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Orbitz has reduced fees for all hotels through July 15, and expanded its Price Assurance program to include hotel bookings. Our blogger investigates to see if you can really save....read more»

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Conventional wisdom says flights should have an abundance of vacant seats, but a recent poll of SmarterTravel readers suggests this may be more fiction than fact....read more»

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