What if airlines could do almost anything they wanted, knowing that they would probably get away with it? As 2018 comes to a close, critics say that’s already the case. The reason? Lax government regulation, which leads to lower airline fines.
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Never check luggage. That’s the winter travel advice of CNBC correspondent Contessa Brewer, who, coincidentally, was emailing me from a plane en route to cover a weather disaster.
“Bring carry-on luggage,” she told me. “It makes it much easier to rebook flights. And don’t take no for an answer.”
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At about this time every year, radio and TV producers ask me to go on the air and dispense travel advice. They’ll ask me how to avoid the biggest holiday travel mistakes. And at about this time every year, I really want to tell them, “It’s easy: If you want to avoid holiday travel hassles, stay home.”
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When Jeremy Epstein rented a Nissan Altima from Hertz in Albuquerque recently, he couldn’t believe the car rental fees. They made the extras charged by the rest of the travel industry look like the work of amateurs.
They do. But not for much longer.
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If you think flying with a baby is easy, maybe you didn’t hear about Krupa Patel Bala, who recently traveled from Sydney to San Francisco on United Airlines with her husband and 8-month-old son.
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