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O’Hare Dodges Thanksgiving Bullet

Hundreds of workers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport have given travelers a break. Originally planning a strike during the Thanksgiving holiday, one of the busiest times at one of the country’s busiest airports, a spokesperson for the group announced the planned action will now take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, a day after most holiday travelers…


Relaxation or Adventure?

Destination weddings, family trips, or relaxing getaways; the Dominican Republic has an experience for everyone, and Teplis Travel can help you to find a great deal on an all-inclusive Dominican Republic vacation package. From soaking up the sun on the beach in Punta Cana to exploring the tropical paradise, there are plenty of opportunities to…


United: No Carry-On Bags for Basic Economy Passengers

On Tuesday, United Airlines announced the introduction of its new “Basic Economy” service designed to take on growing competition from low-cost carriers. While the prospect of cheaper flights with United is certainly enticing, the low cost comes with a price. Basic Economy ticket holders will not be allowed to bring aboard a carry-on bag unless…


United Automates Screening at O’Hare

United Airlines opened state-of-the-art, automated screening lanes this week at its hometown hub of Chicago O’Hare. The new lanes enable up to five customers to fill their individual bins simultaneously and move through the screening process quicker, even if TSA agents need to perform additional screening on a customer further up the queue. The lanes also…


How to Survive Thanksgiving Travel

Airlines for America, the trade group representing the interests of U.S. airlines, has released its forecast for the Thanksgiving travel period, between November 18 and November 29. The big picture: U.S. airlines are expected to carry 27.3 million flyers over the holiday, 2.5 percent more passengers than last year. The three heaviest travel days, busiest first,…


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The Worst (and Best) Airports in the US

The US may lead the world in military might, diplomatic influence and economic power, but you’d never know it by looking at the state of our airports. And even though many Americans have a sense of oversized pride, when you ask people to name their favorite airports, most sheepishly point to Asia (have you been…


American Admits It Has Secretive Elite Tier

American Airlines is about to officially transition to its revenue-based loyalty program, and as January 1st start date approaches, members of AAdvantage will be required to earn EQDs in addition to Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs) to earn status, effectively limiting elite perks to the highest spenders. As part of this announcement American also acknowledged that…


Inside Shanghai’s First ‘Seven-Star’ Hotel

Billing itself a “seven-star” hotel — the first of its kind in Shanghai — the Wanda Reign on the Bund certainly makes the appropriate first impression. The exterior is an awe-inspiring mix of glass and steel. Upon entering the lobby, guests walk across Art Deco-inspired jade inlaid floors toward a wall-sized abstract painting of Shanghai…


Calling All Doers!

The ideal vacation for some folks is to plant themselves on a tropical beach with a fruity drink and move as little as possible. For others, every vacation is a chance to check something off their bucket list. If that sounds like you, then you’re in luck. Our resident wish fulfillment expert, Susan Rogers has…