I’m pretty late to summer vacation planning this year, but I’m not letting it stop me from getting a solid deal. Here are three...

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Reader Thomas writes: I rented a car with Alamo last week. My scheduled pickup time was 2:00pm. My flight didn’t get in until 3:30, and I...

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It’s well-known that picking up a rental car at the airport will lead to numerous taxes, surcharges, and fees. The surtaxes can be...

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When I’m at an unfamiliar destination, I tend not to focus on the negative. Sure, I keep my eyes open, and I try to avoid getting hit by...

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I often get asked about bereavement fares or other last-minute emergency travel discounts. My answers had previously been entirely academic, but...

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The countdown to the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin is on. (T-minus 36 minutes as I type!) In the spirit of the moment,...

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