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Chris McGinnis
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multimedia travel correspondent & consultant
multimedia travel correspondent & consultant

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Two big Asian airlines launched a good fare sale this week. These deals are good from several US gateways to cities all over Asia. So if you’ve been sitting on the fence about going, now would be a good time to bite. How do we know this is a good sale?…

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One of the main reasons we’ve enjoyed lower airfares this year is the rapid growth of so-called “ultra-low-cost carriers” such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, which are stealing market share from the major airlines. To fight back, United today unveiled…

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“You have the best job in the world! I want to quit my job, become a travel writer, and see the world like you have. How’d you get started?” I get that question all the time. And the best way for me to answer it is to provide the introduction to a book I…

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Those new, speedier, more automated TSA airport security screening lines are proliferating quickly: This week new lanes opened at Chicago O’Hare for both United and American Airlines customers — including the first one exclusively for PreCheck members.…

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TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last week (descending order): 1 Love it or loath it, it’s now “the president’s hotel” One night at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC 2 Smart travel skills here> How to get on an earlier flight for…

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Alaska Airlines travelers will soon have a new seating option. The airline said that the Premium Class (premium economy) section it announced late last year will finally be available on select flights starting January 6 – and Mileage Plan elites will be…

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Last week I used my Virgin America Elevate points (26,000 of ’em!) to buy a roundtrip economy class ticket between San Francisco and Washington, DC– and I lucked out in both directions. Here’s what happened: About a week before my trip, I received an…

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Remember the good old days when you could get on an earlier flight than the one you booked just by walking up to the gate and asking? That was before airlines started slapping fees on that process, as they have with so many other things. But it might…

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After it set a goal of enrolling 25 million Americans in the TSA PreCheck expedited screening program, the government started looking for ways to get more travelers enrolled by using private-sector vendors. But now it has abruptly canceled that effort.…

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>American Airlines switches up wi-fi providers, Gogo pushes new satellite service and raises prices In the latest airline effort to bring faster in-flight Wi-Fi to customers, American Airlines plans to move away from Gogo as the supplier for much of its…
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