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Staying Fit While Traveling

It’s a new year and if you made any new year’s resolutions that likely means getting back to the gym. But finding time can be tough, between work, travel and making time for friends and family. Don’t sweat it!  Teplis Travel has some helpful tips and resources that can keep you on the right track regardless of your hectic schedule. …

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Airport Wait Times Not Increasing During Shutdown

Airports said they were seeing little to no impact on security lines Monday despite reports of a higher than normal number of TSA agents calling in sick as the partial federal government shutdown moves through its third week. “Operations at ATL are still moving well, with little backlog,” wrote Atlanta airport spokeswoman Elise Durham in an email. The airport’s website …

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Traveling to Turkey

Traveling to Turkey has never been more complicated, thanks to a recent diplomatic dust-up between the United States and this sometimes ally. The US suspended non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey following the arrest of a consulate employee in October, which prompted Turkey to halt visa services in the U.S. Today the two countries agreed to resume full …

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Delta’s New Mileage Upgrade Option

Delta SkyMiles members who want to move up to a better seat category after they’ve booked their flight can now pay for that upgrade with miles instead of just cash- and do it online. The new post-purchase mileage upgrade option is available only for flights operated by Delta. It can be used for individual segments of a trip or the …

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Sleepbox Nap Lounge Opens at Dulles

If Santa needs a nap after flying around the world on Christmas Eve, he might consider setting his sleigh down at Dulles International Airport and checking into a room at the Sleepbox Nap Lounge on Concourse A. Scheduled to open in time for the busy Christmas travel week, the staffed post-security micro-hotel will be located between gates A6 and A14 …

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Delta Changing Boarding Order in January

Zone boarding, an aviation standard for decades, will soon be a thing of the past for Delta customers as the airline makes a global shift to boarding by branded fare purchased. This is the latest evolution in Delta’s multi-year work to bring consistency, simplicity and clarity to the gate and boarding experience, efforts that have driven all-time high customer experience …

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What You Need to Know About Marriott’s Data Breach

Marriott International is dealing with the fallout after revealing a massive data breach affecting hundreds of millions of customers who stayed at Starwood-branded properties between 2014 and September 10, 2018. The scope of the hack is one of the largest in industry history. The security incident involved the Starwood guest reservation database, affecting over 500 million guests with reservations at Starwood …

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US News & World Report Ranks Airline, Hotel Reward Programs

In what is becoming an annual tradition, U.S. News & World Report has released its ranking of airline and hotel reward programs. For airlines, the news mag evaluated nine leading carriers using a methodology that takes into account each program’s earning and redemption values, benefits, network coverage and award flight availability, with an emphasis on the ease of earning miles and …

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Report Names Most Dangerous Countries for Travel in 2019

An interactive Travel Risk Map for 2019 has been released and it shows the most dangerous countries on earth. The map was launched by medical and security specialists International SOS and Control Risks. It calculates risk according to road safety, security, and medical issues. Each country is given a color based on their risk rating that ranges from insignificant to extreme. According …

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Which European Budget Airlines Can You Trust?

Following the collapse of Primera Air earlier this month, travelers may be wondering what the risks are when booking with Europe’s low-cost carriers. Primera Air suddenly ceased flying on October 1, declaring bankruptcy. The budget carrier reportedly left thousands of passengers and dozens of employees stranded across its route map in the process. Passengers were forced to rebook with other airlines …