Beyond Hotels: 4 Ways to Save Tons on One-of-a-Kind Vacations

A standard American vacation goes something like this: Save up dollars and vacation time. Select a destination. Book transportation. Book hotel. Arrive. Lounge. Explore. Come home. But with only a week or two to spend on your annual jaunt, do you really want to spend it at a generic hotel room that could be in… Continue reading Beyond Hotels: 4 Ways to Save Tons on One-of-a-Kind Vacations

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Last-Minute London Olympics Trips Don’t Have to Cost All Your Gold

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are just around the corner, and tickets are starting to pop up on the black market. But you don’t have to pay inflated prices — or meet a shady character in an alley — to partake in the festivities, either firsthand or at community viewing sites throughout the city.… Continue reading Last-Minute London Olympics Trips Don’t Have to Cost All Your Gold

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Airlines Lose Bid to Block Ban on ‘Deceptive’ Airfare Advertising

By JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON — The government can require airlines to show consumers a total ticket price that includes taxes and fees in print and online ads, the U.S. Court of Appeals said Tuesday, rejecting an industry challenge to a series of consumer protection regulations. The Department of Transportation, which issued the regulations last year,… Continue reading Airlines Lose Bid to Block Ban on ‘Deceptive’ Airfare Advertising

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Turbulence at TripAdvisor: Travel Review Site Is Losing Altitude Fast

It seemed like a great idea at the time. Leading travel portal Expedia (EXPE) spun off TripAdvisor (TRIP) — the longtime hub of online travel reviews — this past December. Expedia would be able to focus on its strengths as a global booker of travel, and investors would be able to latch on to the… Continue reading Turbulence at TripAdvisor: Travel Review Site Is Losing Altitude Fast

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Another Airline Folds: Delta to Shut Down Comair in September

By DAN SEWELL CINCINNATI — Delta Air Lines (DAL) is shutting down its shrunken, 35-year-old regional carrier Comair at the end of September as it switches to bigger jets and it is sending termination notices to its 1,700 remaining employees. Comair is down to 290 flights a day. More than 1,000 Comair employees are in… Continue reading Another Airline Folds: Delta to Shut Down Comair in September

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Tooth and Consequences: Fla. Woman Faces Medical Tourism Nightmare

Prev1 of 3Next Medical tourism is nothing new: For years, media outlets, including this one, have been reporting on the benefits of going to other countries for expensive medical procedures. But sometimes, cheap medical work can come with a high price — as the recent case of a Florida woman illustrates. On Wednesday, WFTV, an… Continue reading Tooth and Consequences: Fla. Woman Faces Medical Tourism Nightmare

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How to Save Money at Summer Music Festivals: Tips from the Experts

Music festival season is here again, promising sun, fun and a slate of some of the country’s best musical acts — all at bulk-rate prices. But even with festival discounts, the costs of traveling to concerts, staying in hotels and eating out can quickly add up. Luckily, there are numerous ways to save on your… Continue reading How to Save Money at Summer Music Festivals: Tips from the Experts

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United Continental, Pilots Union Negotiators Agree on Labor Deal

By DAVID KOENIG DALLAS — United Airlines (UAL) says it has a deal with union negotiators on a new labor contract with its own pilots and those from the former Continental Airlines. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Friday that the agreement is an important step in creating a single workforce at the company, which was… Continue reading United Continental, Pilots Union Negotiators Agree on Labor Deal

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Your Checked Luggage Is Saving the Airline Industry

Over the years, the airline industry has been plagued by financial troubles. Most of the major U.S. carriers have had to declare bankruptcy at least once during their histories, and costs like high fuel prices present a constant challenge. But as much as customers hate them, baggage fees and other tacked-on charges for travelers have… Continue reading Your Checked Luggage Is Saving the Airline Industry

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