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Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Rebooking Southwest Flights for Savings

In early November, Martha and I will be going down for a long weekend to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We’ll be going down to see Mickey, Minnie, and the gang while sampling the food at the 2010 Epcot Food & Wine Expo. When we booked the flights back in August, the total was […]

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Is Vacation Trip Cancellation Insurance Worth It?

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Is Vacation Trip Cancellation Insurance Worth It?

In general, no. Vacation insurance, also known as travel insurance or trip cancellation, is an insurance policy you can buy to protect the amount you’ve spent on a future vacation in the event you can’t go on the vacation. Review the insurance policy carefully because some policies will reimburse you regardless of the reason and […]

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Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Unclaimed Baggage Center: Lost Luggage Store

Ever wonder where all that lost luggage goes? It’s a store in Scottsboro, Alabama. It’s called Unclaimed Baggage. It’s basically a big warehouse where all the lost luggage of the world goes to find a new home. If you’ve ever lost a bag, chances are it’s made it here where shoppers can buy it on […]

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Big Discounts Booking Shoulder Season Travel

September 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Big Discounts Booking Shoulder Season Travel

Starting this weekend we’ll be going on our annual trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Every year, twenty of us rent one of those enormous vacation homes for the week and spend it resting and relaxing. We’re often a block away from the beach, for those who enjoy beaches, and within walking distance […]

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Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

September 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Airline Tickets Cheapest 8 Weeks Before Travel

Makoto Watanabe, with colleague Marc Möller, are set to publish an article in the Economic Journal in which they share their findings about the optimal time to buy airfare. The equation, from which they suss out that the optimal time to buy a ticket is 8 weeks before you travel and in the afternoons, for […]

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Shareholder Benefits

July 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If you thought the Carnival Cruises Shareholder benefits were good, wait until you see what Royal Caribbean offers its shareholders. Like with Carnival, you are eligible if you have 100 shares of RCL stock. With Carnival, you get $250 (14+ nights), $100 (7-13), or $50 (5 or fewer) but with Royal Caribbean there are four […]

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Southwest Philadelphia/Washington D.C. Double Credit Promotion Offer

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on Southwest Philadelphia/Washington D.C. Double Credit Promotion Offer

About eight years, when I first moved into the Washington D.C. region, Southwest was still trying to build up its presence in the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) so it had an almost standing offer of double credit into and out of BWI. When flights to and from BWI weren’t double credit, flights into and out […]

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New Credit Card Applications Hurt Your Credit Score

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on New Credit Card Applications Hurt Your Credit Score

Last week I wrote about how you could earn up to 62,500 Hilton HHonors points when you sign up for the Hilton American Express card, spend some money, and stay a few nights at Hilton. All in all, it looks like a no lose proposition for someone who would otherwise meet those requirements right? The […]

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Chase Sapphire Review

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Chase Sapphire Review

The Chase SapphireSM is Chase’s premier rewards credit card designed for people who love to travel. Besides a sleek look that makes the card look like a jewel, you get premier travel protection on your trips and a 24/7 dedicated service advisor (like in the commercials) all for no annual fee. Earning Rewards The rewards […]

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Passport Fees Increase July 13th

July 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Passport Fees Increase July 13th

On July 13th, the Department of State will be increasing the price of visas and passports so get your documents squared away as quickly as possible. The cost of a passport for an adult, aged 16 or more, will increase from $100 to $135, including a $25 administrative fee. Those under the age of sixteen […]

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