Recently CNN invited me out to the airport to talk about how travelers can best deal with delays and cancellations- here's the nut of my seven tips- watch the video [below] for the full story. 1) Book the first flight of the day. The first flight ...

 

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7 ways to handle dastardly delays & cancellations

Recently CNN invited me out to the airport to talk about how travelers can best deal with delays and cancellations- here's the nut of my seven tips- watch the video [below] for the full story.

1) Book the first flight of the day. The first flight usually spent the night at the airport, and does not need to fly in from somewhere else. Early flights are usually cheaper and less crowded, too....

 
 

When tipping trips you up

To tip, or not to tip. That's the question for a lot of frequent travelers. Do you tip hotel housekeepers? (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

If only tipping were simple. You already know the etiquette for the common travel situations: restaurant servers, taxis, housekeeping. But sometimes it’s not so straightforward.

Here are six scenarios that can trip me up when I’m traveling:

1. I have no small...

 
 

Hurry up & wait at airport immigration lines this summer

International passengers arriving at SFO can now use faster Mobile Passport kiosks at customs (Photo: SFO)

We are in the midst of an international travel boom this summer. And that means one thing is certain: much longer lines at airport customs and immigration on both ends of your trip. Are you prepared? Have you built the possibility of immigration delays into your schedule?

By now, every...

 
 

Reader Report: Singapore Airlines premium economy to Hong Kong

The view of Hong Kong Island from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade at night (Photo: Lacie Rhodes)

I recently had the pleasure of traveling from San Francisco to Hong Kong and back in Singapore Airlines’ new Premium Economy cabin with my mom thanks to Chris and the wonderful people at Singapore Airlines.

Note: This Trip Report is written by TravelSkills reader Lacie Rhodes who won two...

 
 

Routes: Hawaiian, Alaska, Delta, United, Southwest

Hawaiian will start deploying new single-aisle Airbus A321neos later this year. (Image: Airbus)

In domestic route news, Hawaiian Airlines will add new West Coast routes as new aircraft come online; Alaska eyes more expansion in the months ahead; Delta grows again at Seattle; United adds two routes in the west; and Southwest’s Houston hub will get a new spoke.

As it takes delivery of new...

 
 

 

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