14
Oct
2007
Posted by: Mark Ashley

If a flight is delayed and it’s not due to weather, you may be due for some compensation, according to the airline’s contract of carriage. But if the delay can be attributed to weather, you’re out of luck. Guess what...

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Reader Sylvia asks: I have an American Express blue card, but I want to get a different American Express Card that earns hotel points. Do I have to apply for a new card or can I just convert the card I have to the card that earns points? Sylvia, I...

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Categorized in: advice, credit cards, reader mail, tips
30
Aug
2007

Reader Joanna writes: Is it worth paying an extra $20 to get an extra 1000 miles? United has a deal where you pay the fee and get bonus miles. My husband and I are hoping to fly to France next year, and we could use the extra miles. What do you...

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Reader Mara writes: My husband and I are planning on flying to Milan from Houston later this fall using US Airways miles, and I’m wondering what the best option for connections would be. The agent tells me we can connect in Philadelphia, or...

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24
Aug
2007
Posted by: Mark Ashley

In a little over an hour, my wife and I are traveling on a family trip to attend a wedding. But it occurred to me that, in the course of planning and booking this trip, I ignored just about every rule that I set for myself, and which I recommend to...

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Categorized in: advice, tips, travel
25
Apr
2007

This is the kind of experiment I wish I had thought of first: The guys at FareCompare decided to put various airline websites’ low-fare guarantees to the test. The results are mixed. They did it by actually buying a ticket on every airline...

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Categorized in: advice, airfare, FareCompare, tips