It's getting cheaper and cheaper to use our mobile phones in other countries. Today, AT&T said that starting Friday, its customers can opt for the AT&T International Day Pass. Day Pass allows you to talk, text and access data all you want (within the ...

 

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Cheaper new AT&T international plan mimics Verizon, T-Mobile

Using phones in other countries getting cheaper, easier (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

It's getting cheaper and cheaper to use our mobile phones in other countries. Today, AT&T said that starting Friday, its customers can opt for the AT&T International Day Pass.

Day Pass allows you to talk, text and access data all you want (within the bounds of your current plan) in more than 100 countries. You'll...

 
 

5 ways to prepare for a trip to India

My cousin who lived in Delhi said I'd like Fatehpur Sikri more than Taj Majal. She was right (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

Business travelers are frequently called on assignment at the last minute, with no time to learn the basics about their destination, especially when they’re traveling to a new country.

That’s too bad, because a little preparation can help ease the way in a new place,...

 
 

Most popular: Best program + San Jose boom + Fare sale + Golden Age + SIA Trip Report

Looking down from the plane at the snowy Sierra is gorgeous. This is what it looks like from the ground this week! My sister-in-law's house near Lake Tahoe.  (Photo: N. Dean)

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Is this really the best frequent flyer program?

Deal Alert: SFO-London $481 nonstop, roundtrip United, Virgin (STILL AVAILABLE for...

 
 

Should I convert Virgin America points to Alaska miles now?

Readers questions answered about converting Virgin points to Alaska miles (Image: Alaska Air)

Shortly after taking over Virgin America, Alaska Airlines announced that it would convert Elevate points to Mileage Plan mile at a relatively generous rate of 1.3 to 1.

That's nice of Alaska, but does it mean that Virgin flyers should rush to convert their points to Alaska miles?

No!

As long as...

 
 

6 reasons why now is the “golden age” of air travel

In Los Angeles, “passengers” pay hundreds of dollars to dine in a movie set that resembles an old Pan Am 747 (Photo: Michael Kelley)

I always cringe when I hear people talking about the so-called “golden age of travel.”

You know, back then when people used to “dress up” to travel. When flight attendants in go-go boots doted on passengers with cocktails, playing cards and wings...

 
 

 

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