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Airlines Used Mergers as an Excuse to Hike Up Ticket Prices

The U.S. airline industry used mergers to hike up ticket prices, a new report from ProPublica found.<p>The report, published Tuesday, delves into the …

How to Travel Without Liquids or Gels

If you’ve ever watched a TSA agent toss away your toiletries because they were a smidge over the 3-1-1 limit, then it’s time to learn how to travel …

Skin Care

Google Maps gets hands-free navigation at last

Google has quietly updated its Maps application for Android with support for a much-requested new feature — ‘Ok Google’ commands. This is a pretty big deal as it means that users no longer have to tap the microphone icon before speaking when driving.<p>Once the update has been installed on their …

Android News

Google Flights Now Tells You When a Fare is Expiring Soon

By now, you’re likely familiar with flight search engines telling you to “Buy Now” as the price is going up soon. It seemed to just be a matter of …

Google's New Travel App Could Hurt These Companies

Image source: Google.<p><b>Alphabet</b>'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google has recently launched a new online travel app called Google Trips. Investors in online travel companies reacted negatively to the announcement, as shares of <b>TripAdvisor</b> (NASDAQ: TRIP), <b>Priceline</b> (NASDAQ: PCLN), and <b>Expedia</b> (NASDAQ: …

8 Phrases to Learn Before Traveling Abroad

These tips (and a bit of charm) go a lot farther than a pocket dictionary.<p>It's hard to overstate the merits of traveling internationally. Aside from the joys of getting your passport stamped and some killer Instagram shots out of it, the bigger picture is that it helps expand your worldview, …

Are Bank Rewards Programs Killing Frequent Flyer Miles?

From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate…<p>All good things come to an end. Or they’re replaced by something better.<p>Travel loyalty programs are one of the …

The cheapest countries for international flights

India placed first, with an average flight cost of $3.25 per 62 miles (100km) of travel. The US placed 17th, with an average flight cost of $9.81 per 62 miles of travel. However, it did place 3rd for most affordable low-cost domestic flights.<p>Here are the 10 countries with the cheapest international …

Color Blindness

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Air Travel

Southwest Airlines plane's engine torn apart in midair, forcing emergency landing

The plane's left engine was ripped apart in mid-air.<p>Passengers on a United States flight had a terrifying emergency landing after part of an engine …

10 Tips From Travel Experts, Flight Attendants, and Other Frequent Fliers

Don't forget these travel tips as your pack for your next business trip.<p>For those of us who travel for work, we've come to expect that certain things are bound to go wrong from flight delays to long airport security lines and luggage mishaps.<p>To prepare for this article, I spoke to several expert …

Traveling Soon? Here's Which Plug You Should Pack

While packing for a trip abroad, the little things can make a big difference. Too often we forget to bring along an umbrella, prescription refills, …

Ouch! The airline seat is hurting me. Here's what you can do to ease the pain.

<b>Question:</b> Our first-class tickets for a trip to Iceland required a change of planes. On the second leg, we were assigned seats A and B in the second row. These seats were not satisfactory even if they had been economy seats. The thought of that flight still hurts my back and neck. There were only 2 …

British Airways

Why You Should Think Twice Before Booking Directly on a Hotel Website

Despite what you've heard, booking direct may not get you the best deal.<p>Hilton wants you to “stop clicking around.” Marriott says, “It pays to book …

Airbnb is making it harder for hotels to price gouge customers

Here is a very bad piece of news for hotels: Airbnb is hurting them on their most profitable nights.<p>That’s per a recent report from UBS, which found that Airbnb is making it harder for hotels to charge through-the-roof rates on “compression nights”—i.e., nights where more than 95% of rooms are …

Hospitality

Save Up To $1K Off Emirates Flights With Visa Checkout

Check out this offer from <b>Visa Checkout where you can save money in your next Emirates flight.</b> When you use promo code and pay with Visa Checkout, you …

Read This Before You Buy Travel Insurance

The tl;dr takeaway: Study the fine print<p>With fears about Zika outbreaks and terrorist incidents on every traveler’s mind, you may be wondering if you …

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>Startup veteran …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

North Korea's Air Koryo Is Named World's Worst Airline Yet Again

PYONGYANG, North Korea — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.<p>Those are among …

10 tips to avoid getting lost with Google Maps and Apple Maps

By David Nield<p>Few phone apps are as useful as the mapping ones: whether you're taking a road trip across the United States or you just want to know …

Google Maps

Cops Ask Professor to 3D-Print Fingerprints So They Can Unlock a Phone

That's one way to get into a deceased person's device.<p>Sometimes law enforcement agencies want or need access to the phones of suspects or victims, but with password protection and encryption, they can't get. Just ask the FBI, which spent more than $1 million to decrypt the phone of the San …

Modobag, 'World's First Rideable, Motorized Luggage,' Is Now Here

It's like Mario Kart on luggage.<p>Today in <i>how-does-this-thing-exist-and-why-do-we-love-it-so-much</i>: a rideable carry-on called a Modobag that will get you through the airport terminal three times faster than walking. With a top speed of eight mph and a range of about six miles (and, with hoverboards …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

14 Things You Should Never Pay for While Traveling

Never pay for walking tours, wifi or silly souvenir t-shirts.<p>Travel is often fun, but almost always expensive. That’s especially true if your trip is …

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.<p>Stumbling off a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong a few weeks …

Tech Industry

Flights in Europe Are About to Get a Lot More Expensive After Brexit

As a result of the U.K. losing the privileges of being part of the Union's aviation market.<p>Bad news if you’re a frequent flier in Europe: Flights …

Air travel tip: Pilot reveals where passengers should sit for quietest flight

One expert says window seats are noisier than aisle seats.<p>Should you sit over the wing? Or at the very back or front of an airplane? We've all …