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7/10/2015
Is Transaero a good airline? Not if you want your luggage to arrive with you. I flew Transaero today, and boy, do I regret that decision. It was part of a combined ticket from Florence, Italy via Vienna to Moscow,...
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4/25/2015
Is EU 261/2004 compensation owed when the US connecting flight is delayed? TravelSort reader Elliot commented on my post Getting United to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay: "I'm wondering if I can claim EU compensation as our connecting flight was delayed....
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8/23/2014
  Last week Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. lowered their guidance on their financial estimates for the coming year and the stock dropped more than 10%.  This made me incredibly happy.  Was I short the stock?  Had I bought some put...
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5/29/2014
  AirCare travel insurance will pay you $1000 if you spend over 2 hours on the tarmac, and $500 if you suffer a missed connection due to a flight delay. AirCare is a new product from Berkshire Hathaway and got...
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11/30/2013
For the best travel movies, everyone has their own list. Sure, there are many great films set in foreign countries or that include a road trip of some kind, but instead, I'd like to share my highly idiosyncratic list of...
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1/9/2013
On Flyertalk there's a report of Vanilla Reload Card fraud by The Mileage Millionaire: 'I won't go into all of the details right now, as my case is still pending, but you should make sure that your VR card has...
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7/29/2011
  It’s summer travel time, and if you’re flying soon, you may well be wondering if your flight will be one of the unlucky ones that sits on the tarmac waiting to take off, somehow arrives without your luggage on...
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6/24/2011
  Having applauded earlier in the week Starwood, whose program has worked well for me to date, today I'll turn to one that I'm decidedly less enthusiastic about: Amtrak's Acela trains. No doubt I’ll be in the minority on this...
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9/30/2010
Sometimes a travel experience seems to be heading toward utter disaster – and at first appears so miserable and difficult that you may vow to never leave home again – only to later change so dramatically that over time the...
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9/23/2010
In early June 2009 a colleague and I had a business trip to Buenos Aires via Air France one week after their AirBus 320 crashed near Brazil. The swine flu epidemic had also just reached Argentina. Now, I’m not a...
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9/16/2010
Our family trip in the Dominican Republic started well—we got there without incident and had a great time at Club Med Punta Cana. It was the return trip that put us into Travel Hell. We were on an NYC-bound American...
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