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London's Gorgeous New Elizabeth Line Is Open! How to Use It for the Airport and More

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 05/24/2022, 10:00 AM

See photos of London's spacious new Elizabeth Line, which was just tunneled across the city and is now operating.

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TCM's Alicia Malone on Great Movies that Used Their Locations Brilliantly

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/18/2022, 12:45 PM

Turner Classic Movies host Alicia Malone talks about finding travel inspiration in some of her favorite location-shot movies....

Travel Influencer Sued for Telling "Increasingly Bold Lies" to Build Her Brand

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/14/2022, 6:00 PM

A travel influencer with more than half a million Instagram followers and more than 207,000 TikTok followers is being sued by the consumer protection group Travelers United over allegations that she told "increasingly bold lies" to amass followers and seduce investors into lucrative sponsorship deals. Cassie De Pecol, a onetime contestant on Discovery Channel's Naked and Afraid, is the target of t...

U.S. Extends Mask Mandate for Travel, But Only By Two Weeks

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/13/2022, 1:00 PM

Update, April 18: The TSA announced that as of April 18, it will no longer enforce the mask mandate during its last few remaining days. Some airlines and travel facilities have declared the usage of masks optional, but as they did in 2020, some can still decide to require masks as a matter of operational policy. If you're planning to travel, keep packing a mask just in case you'll need one for some...

Airlines Might Lose Your Seat Fees When You Change Flights—How to Get Refunds

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/12/2022, 8:00 AM

Covid brought the world a lot of conflict and consternation, but it also brought one change that made travel much easier: the end of airline change fees. But don't be fooled. The airlines have found ways to make money when you alter travel plans, even if carriers no longer collect penalties of $200 and up for changes. I almost learned that the hard way last week when I changed an upcoming United...

Car Renters Force Customers to Bring Fuel Receipts—but It's Not Always in the Contract

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/08/2022, 5:00 PM

American rental car companies have been doing it for more than a decade now. When customers rent vehicles, clerks frequently say that if the car is returned with a full tank of gas, then the renter will be required to produce a receipt for the gas purchase. More specifically, the receipt must be from a gas station within a certain distance from the rental agency. It first happened to me in 2011 ...

The Rules of Using Disney's Genie+: Heed Them or Waste Money

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 04/05/2022, 11:00 AM

Is Disney's Genie+ service worth the extra money? If you use it the right way.

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See Inside LAX's New Delta "Sky Way" Before a Single Passenger Has Used It

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/31/2022, 3:00 PM

In April 2022, Delta Air Lines completed the new Terminal 3, part of a $2.3 billion revitalization plan with Los Angeles International Airport....

Are Avis and Hertz Fixing Rental Car Rates? Congress Is Demanding Answers

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/23/2022, 4:00 PM

As excoriating letters from members of Congress go, these made little effort to soften accusations. "Hertz appears to have used its market position to raise prices substantially even as total expenses fell, resulting in the largest profits in company history."If you've tried to rent a car lately, you know that rings true. Rental car rates in many places have doubled since 2019, and the added expen...

Biden Creates His First National Park Unit: Amache in Colorado

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 03/21/2022, 3:00 PM

Last Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the paperwork that created his first contribution to the National Park Service: the former Camp Amache in southeastern Colorado, about a three-hour drive from Colorado Springs. It was another American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who signed the deeply regrettable Executive Order 9066 in February 1942. That edict, a low for American values, lega...

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