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Beijing/flickr/MacPepper

China, a bucket-list destination for many, is super cheap to reach right now. While last week’s shocking $348 roundtrip San Francisco-Hong Kong airfare (spurred by a United-Delta price war) is gone, terrific deals to other Chinese cities on United Airlines — with flights as low as $492 — remain through early fall. United offers... Read More

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Waiting in airport security lines is pretty much the worst way to start your vacation. And unfortunately, they’ve been growing longer than ever lately, which has pushed many semi-frequent flyers to consider the $85 investment in TSA PreCheck. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of those who are ushered through... Read More

 Flickr/Fredo
Flickr/Fredo

It looks like a storm’s blowing through the airport, and so are you — on a trip that can’t be rescheduled. When it’s you vs. inclement weather, it might seem like there’s not much you can do. But here are a few expert tips to make flying during a storm as speedy... Read More

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SFO yoga room/San Francisco International Airport

The opulence of exclusive entry airport lounges is no secret; what might be, however, are the free perks that are offered to all flyers, if you know where to look. Here are five unexpected airport diversions that might enable you to start your vacation a bit early — or... Read More

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Georgie Pauwels
Georgie Pauwels

Even if you were brought up by nuns or were captain in the U.S. Army, maintaining good posture while traveling is nearly impossible. Heavy carry-ons and over-stuffed shoulder bags, combined with long stretches of sitting in ergonomically unfit airline seats, wreak havoc on the spine. If you don’t want... Read More

 flickr/Cory W. Watts
flickr/Cory W. Watts

Given the number of people sleeping, eating, and breathing on flights every day, it’s not surprising that airplane cabins are a cesspool of germs. Add the short-staffed flight crew, who is under pressure to offload and reload passengers quickly, and there is little time for the kind of proper clean-up needed to remove those germs before... Read More

 LAX Terminal 1 rendering, courtesy Southwest Airlines
LAX Terminal 1 rendering, courtesy Southwest Airlines

In the past few years, those traveling to and from Los Angeles have been frustrated by the construction at LAX; the horseshoe-shaped airport gets congested and forces travelers to move slowly. But there’s light at the end of the runway: the $1.9 billion renovations to the Tom Bradley International Terminal — now a LEED... Read More

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St. Lucia beach
St Lucia/Flickr/Jean-Marc Astesana

Trips to the Caribbean are often considered among the dreamiest of getaways, and depending on where you’d like to stay, they can also be among the most expensive. But there’s a loophole: If you book your hotel and flights as part of a package, rather than separately, you’ll reap some major savings. Here are... Read More

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flickr/Ed Dunens

Ah, the dreaded overnight flight: killer of restfulness, causer of leg cramps, and root of all irrational anger toward your neighbor. (We know, his phlegm-y breathing is basically salt in the wound). Sure, flying overnight gives you more time to enjoy your destination; but between your seatmate’s pulsing earphones and... Read More

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Australia Beach (retouched)

You’d expect the far-away paradise of Australia to be a pricey journey. In most cases you’d be right, but we’ve sought out flights to Australia’s sun-soaked shores for as low as $490 on United Airlines. This is a rare find; trips to bustling, iconic cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney... Read More

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Finnair

For long-haul flights, Finnair recently began rolling out new Airbus A350 XWB aircrafts, complete with that characteristic Finnish philosophy of finding beauty in simplicity. Here’s a quick peek at what’s to love. The cabin, which was created by Finnish design firm dSign Vertti Kivi & Co., features Nordic-inspired colors of... Read More

Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines

Have you heard about Copa Airlines? It’s Panama’s fast-growing airline that’s greatly expanding its American footprint. From the top on-time departures to free booze, here are four reasons to fly with Copa. 1. The on-time record is solid. No one enjoys being stranded at the airport or, worse, on the tarmac.... Read More

Edinburgh, Scotland, in winter
Flickr/John McSporran

Burns Night, which honors famed native poet Robert Burns with a three-course dinner (including the famed haggis dish), is a great reason to head to Scotland and enjoy its crisp winter. To tempt you further, British Airways has a themed vacation package for January, from $899 per person. The package... Read More

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Airport lounge
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Have you ever had airport lounge envy? We’re guilty of it. That’s the feeling you get when you’re heading to your gate and walk past those nicer areas in the concourse set aside for fliers who’ve sprung several hundred dollars to enjoy quiet, private quarters and amenities. Delta, American... Read More

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Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle

Norwegian Air Shuttle made waves when its CEO Bjørn Kjos stated that the airline could offer tickets between Europe and North America for as low as $69 each way, and as early as 2017. Before that happens, though, the low-cost carrier will expand further into North America with these new routes… ... Read More