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Entries Tagged as 'Money Tips'

If an Airlines Loses Your Luggage, Chances Are You Still Pay Check-in Costs

August 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on If an Airlines Loses Your Luggage, Chances Are You Still Pay Check-in Costs

Not having your bags show up on the luggage wheel upon your arrival used to just be an aggravation held against airline ineptitude. But these days, the stakes have been raised: now you’re expected to pay a fee for your luggage. In the event that your bags are lost or sent somewhere else by mistake, […]

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Airlines and IRS Clash on How to Refund FAA Ticket Tax

August 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Airlines and IRS Clash on How to Refund FAA Ticket Tax

Travelers who purchased tickets prior to the removal of FAA taxes after the government failed to fund the agency are entitled to a refund according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has instructed airlines, who are not required by law to do so, to dispense the refunds to customers who submit the necessary forms. […]

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Know Your Rights in the Event of a Bumped Flight

June 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Know Your Rights in the Event of a Bumped Flight

It’s important to know your rights in the event you are bumped from a flight. You not only need to be aware of what the U.S. Department of Transportation has deemed as your rights and the airlines’ responsibilities, you need to also ensure that the compensation is adequate and that your rescheduled flight is not […]

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Duty Free May Not Be a Deal

April 13th, 2011 · Comments Off on Duty Free May Not Be a Deal

I’ve always looked at Duty Free shops as a place to find bargains, but according to a story in CNN, that might not be the case. In fact, expecting a bargain is wrong and you really need to do your research before you assume it’s a good deal. “I think the expectation of a bargain […]

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5 Money Saving Cruise Questions

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on 5 Money Saving Cruise Questions

I’m a big fan of cruises, mostly because they’re convenient and easy, and so I’m always eager to read articles that help me save money when I cruise. This week, we have an article by Lillian Africano of BudgetTravel.com in which she answers five cruise questions and offers tips on how to save money. Seasoned […]

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Cruise Cashback Hack: Charge Casino Chips to Stateroom

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off on Cruise Cashback Hack: Charge Casino Chips to Stateroom

Going on a cruise? Here’s a tip that will guarantee you walk away from the casino a winner – charge your chips to your stateroom. Many cruise lines will let you charge your chips to your stateroom because they want you to have easy access to gambling money! So they’ll offer it as a convenient […]

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The Best Time to Buy an Airline Ticket

January 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Best Time to Buy an Airline Ticket

Normally, the Middle Seat on an airplane sucks… but the Middle Seat column on the WSJ is pretty good and last week they shared some money saving tips about buying airline tickets. Many of these tips are well known, having been passed from frugal flyer to frugal flyer, but I still enjoy reading them because […]

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New Rome Hotel Tax

January 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on New Rome Hotel Tax

As a part of the austerity measures in Europe, the Italian government has cut funding to Italian cities. This cut has led the city of Rome to institute a new hotel tax of €3 per person per night at four and five star hotels, €2 for lower categories with children exempt from the new tax. […]

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Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review

October 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card Review

When you sign up for the Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Credit Card from Chase, you get 16 Rapid Rewards credits (enough for a free round trip flight) after your first purchase or use of the card (use includes purchases, balance transfers, or checks but excludes cash advances). You can also get an extra credit for […]

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Use Tour Guide Itineraries to Plan Your Trip

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on Use Tour Guide Itineraries to Plan Your Trip

Martha and I have been poking around a lot on Gap Adventures, looking at the itineraries for all their cool “experiences.” In the times that we’ve traveled abroad, we never went with a tour group unless we were with my parents. My parents, whenever we go somewhere new, love Chinese-speaking tour companies that set up […]

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