Travel

How to avoiding costly airline change fees

There are some ways to get around the fees airlines charge to change flights. (AP) Airlines now get one-fourth of their revenue from fees, and one of the biggest is a charge of up to $200 to change or cancel a ticket. The fee galls consumers who find themselves with an unexpected need to change their travel plans. In some cases, ...

Read More »

American Airlines sues in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo

American is suing the in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo, charging it has better offers from competitors. (AP) It’s not just you that thinks that American Airlines’ in-flight Wi-Fi is slow. The carrier sued Gogo on Friday, saying that the in-flight Wi-Fi provider must either improve its Internet speeds or end its contract with the airline. According to a regulatory filing from Gogo, as ...

Read More »

High-flying tourists getting ready for space vacations

Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo, an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism. (Virgin Galactic via AP) Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take tourists to the edge of space. It comes roughly 15½ months since an earlier incarnation was destroyed in ...

Read More »

Ways to save money on spring break travel

In Orlando, with Mickey Mouse and the Atlanta Braves. (Walt Disney World Resort) Free is good. In fact, on vacation, free is great — a lot better than paying for meals the kids don’t eat, theme park tickets when they’d rather play in the hotel pool or museum entry fees when they are ready to leave in less than an hour. ...

Read More »

4 things you need to know about summer travel now

Try to book 31/2 weeks to a month before your departure. (iStock) There may be a couple of feet of snow outside but it’s not too early to be thinking of summer travel plans, whether you’ll be taking a trip or family will visit. Here are four useful things you should know now that will help you get organized and save ...

Read More »

10 smart and easy money-saving secrets

(Illustration by Harry Campbell) Psst! Saving for your next big vacation is easier than you think when you break it down into these start-today steps. At Budget Travel, we devote a lot of time to helping travelers get the most out of their financial resources. That can mean finding bargains in notoriously expensive destinations like Paris, introducing our audience to ...

Read More »

Cruel travel mistakes you don’t realize you’re making

Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, or Tiger Temple, in Thailand’s western Kanchanaburi province, has been investigated for links to wildlife trafficking. (Reuters) You smile and strike a fearsome pose next to a tiger, confident you’ve just scored the perfect holiday photo. You pick up an adorable sea turtle and gently pat it. You go on an incredible elephant ride, in awe ...

Read More »

'Sharknado' actor Ian Ziering's newest role: Travel agent

July 10, 2015: Ian Ziering (center), withTara Reid and Cassie Scerbo at Syfy’s Sharknado 3 Party at Hotel Solamar in San Diego, Calif. (AP) Ian Ziering certainly knows his way around Beverly Hills 90210 and all its celebrity haunts – not to mention knowing his way around a chainsaw and some sharks gone berserk in “Sharknado”. Now the actor wants to ...

Read More »