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More Fee Bites

“Not too bad,” I thought, ordering a rental car on the web for a quick run to Florida last weekend. About $80 for three days. “Not too good,” when I paid the bill at Fort…


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American Joins the Air Fare Wars

American Airlines has joined Delta and AirTran in a terrific new sale, adding to the bargains available to travelers who buy tickets by August 24th. The American sale, which has some restrictions, allows for travel…


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Milking the Cash Cows (Us)

Love to visit the Windy City? Crazy for the uber-eco mentality of the western Portland? Beantown tickle your ivories? Good choices. They love us, too. Enough to lead the hungry pack of the “milk the…


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American and United Offer Big Sales

Once again, the air carrier goliaths are competing with one another to offer sales. There are restrictions and footnotes galore — and the usual fees — but this is worth a look. Here’s what the…


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Fun and Games on a Travel Site

Yipes, I’m more than 2 billion seconds old! Uh, oh. I’ve only got 20,941 days until my 100th wedding anniversary. I better get on the ball looking for a gift. Rattling around the nifty travel…






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Delta Joins in on Big Air Fare Sale

For all the hand-wringing about upward bound air prices, the sales continue. Big sales. Delta is now matching American and AirTran with some deep discounts — for the traveler who can book before Friday. The…



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The High End of the High End Is Beyond me

Maybe they’ve confused us with Jim Calhoun, the UConn basketball coach who like most of his breed is paid an insulting and insanely high salary. Instead of mailing us Calhoun’s gargantuan paycheck, the UConn Alumni…





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TripAdvisor Survey Shares Top Travel Picks

Day-dreaming time. Just when the economy is recovering along comes TripAdvisor.com’s annual survey of places we most like to visit. Out the window goes any hope of meaningful productivity with this happy diversion. Tripadvisor is…


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No Easy Answers to United-Continental Merger

There will be a lot of head-scratching and numbers-crunching to come, making sense of the Continental-United merger. The smart money, early on, seems uncomfortable with any such consolidations — from the consumer point of view…



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No Blues in JetBlue Launching Hartford Flights

The official news that bargain carrier JetBlue will fly out of Hartford’s Bradley International Airport starting in November is very good news for travelers — and the local economy. Having both Southwest and JetBlue to…