Travel

Arriving At The Last Minute To The Airport Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

May 3, 2013
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Brittany Caron and her boyfriend Zachary Ramalho learned the hard way that cutting it close arriving at the airport for an international flight can have drastic consequences. Caron of Bristol, and Ramalho, formerly of Bristol now living in Massachusetts, saved for months to be able to travel to Spain during Caron¹s college Spring break...

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Hotel Internet Deals Sometimes Come With No Cancellation Rules

December 14, 2012
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Hotel Internet Deals Sometimes Come With No Cancellation Rules

You can get great deals on hotel rooms on the Internet just like you can on airline ticket. And just like airline tickets, many discounted hotel rooms have restrictions on cancellations. Patricia, a senior at Central Connecticut State University, discovered the restrictions after booking a hotel room on Priceline.com. She was planning to travel...

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Feds Warn Hotel Operators That Deceptive Low Price Estimates Given Consumers May Be Illegal

November 28, 2012
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The Federal Trade Commission has warned 22 hotel operators that their online reservation sites may violate the law by providing a deceptively low estimate of what consumers can expect to pay for their hotel rooms. The warning letters cited consumer complaints that surfaced at a recent conference the FTC held on “drip pricing,” a...

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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

November 19, 2012
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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

A Transportation Security Administration officer looks at a simulated image from a backscatter machine at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., in June 2010. The TSA removed the X-ray body scanners from major airports, planning to shift them to smaller airports. But many of them sit in a warehouse as the agency looks into whether...

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