Every now and then an anomalous domestic flight of a 747 creeps into the schedules – sometimes with little notice. Last month, we reported on a Delta 747 flight – one-time, one-way only – from LAX to Detroit coming up in September. And we just ...

 
 

Act fast to fly on a domestic United 747

A United 747-400. (Image: United)

Every now and then an anomalous domestic flight of a 747 creeps into the schedules – sometimes with little notice.

Last month, we reported on a Delta 747 flight – one-time, one-way only – from LAX to Detroit coming up in September. And we just learned of another one, this time from United. But you don’t have much time to snare a seat on it.

The...

 
 

TravelSkills: Staying safe while abroad [Infographic]

Relaxed, fun-loving selfie takers should remain wary of cell phone snatchers on summer trips (Photo: Whitey Blustein)

Travelers are a popular targets for thieves because they carry large amounts of money and expensive electronics, and tend not to keep their guard up when relaxing or exploring a fun new place. They are more vulnerable in physical and social spaces that are not their own. And...

 
 

Airport news: LAX, LaGuardia, JFK, Salt Lake, Boston +

LAX’s Terminal 1.5 will link T1 and T2. (Image: Los Angeles World Airports)

In recent airport developments, Los Angeles officials gave a green light to a couple of major projects on LAX’s north side; New York officials did the same for Delta’s LaGuardia reconstruction; JetBlue wants to expand its presence at New York JFK; ; CLEAR expands to another key Delta airport; Dallas/Ft....

 
 

Popular: Cheaper fares + Hilton penalty + Airline fees + JD Power surprise + Global Entry

All Hilton brands move to 48-hour cancellation policy, including the slick new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (Image: Waldorf Astoria Hotels)

TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order):

Cheaper one-way or roundtrip? The old rules are changing

Hilton joins Marriott in restrictive 48-hour cancellation rule

Which airlines earn most from fees,...

 
 

“Free” airport parking, cheap rentals back at SFO, LAX

TravelCar will rent your car to another traveler while you’re away. (Image: TravelCar)

Remember FlightCar? It was a San Francisco-based start-up that solicited air travelers to rent out their cars from the airport while they were out of town, giving them free parking and a share of the rental revenue. It had 12 airport locations (and several fans among TravelSkills readers) before it...

 
 

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