March 7, 2012

Tips for Travelers

Finding the elusive formula for cashing in miles
U.S., airlines nove help cover higher costs by making reward fewer seats available at the lowest mileage-redemption levels. Tight airline capacity also has left flights with few unsold seats. The Wall Street Journal helps sort out the mess.

Best cruises for seniors
Most of us want what all other cruiser do, but there are a number of aspects that are higher priorities to us seniors than to our younger shipmates. But not all ships or itineraries fulfill our needs. Here are some that do. (photo: William Cho)

$867 round-trip airfare to Taipei on Air China incl. tax, fees
If you’d like to visit Taipei, perhaps you should go this April. The Los Angeles Times found a deal that allows you to do it for $867 round-trip, including all taxes and fees, between LAX and the Taiwanese capital on Air China.

Day-vacations from NYC to Boston, Philly and DC for $149
Who says they don’t have time to get away? Gray Lines in New York is offering day trips via deluxe motorcoach or van with a guide to Boston, Philadelphia (pluis a stop in Amish country) and Washington, DC for $149 per person.

Online travel sites’ dirty little secrets
The next time you find yourself on a travel website, ask yourself if you’re getting the best deal. On the surface, it certainly seems that way. And how can Priceline and Travelocity steer you wrong? But are you getting the best bag for your buck?

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