Making Sense of Airline Fuel Surcharges

Making Sense of Airline Fuel Surcharges

Beware of fuel surcharges when booking a flight, whether you are using miles or cash. The practice of imposing fuel surcharges blossomed around 2004 when world oil prices spiked. But they can vary greatly from one carrier to the next, even on carriers flying the same route with the same aircraft.

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The Ultimate Guide to Airline Benefits for Military Families

The Ultimate Guide to Airline Benefits for Military Families

Over the last eight years, my family and I have been the beneficiary of some incredibly generous military benefits given by U.S.-flagged air carriers. While these typically take the form of free baggage, there are other benefits the smart military family should try and utilize. Today, I’ll cover all the benefits given to service members from each of the major carriers in the U.S.

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Florence and Tuscany: The Renaissance and the Countryside

Florence and Tuscany: The Renaissance and the Countryside

Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and it is filled with dozens of cathedrals, palaces, museums and art galleries, making it a dream come true for art and history lovers.

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