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Turns out, there is a nice way to say everything. Jet lag, flight delays, crammed airplane seats: Getting from point A to point B doesn't always bring out the best in us. But to make it through some of travel’s most stressful scenarios, you have to stay calm and choose your words wisely. Speak like this for smooth sailing through any want-to-pull-your-hair-out-and-scream situation.
Talking to people on planes is a hotly debated topic. Some stick with their plan to stay silent: wine, window seat, eye mask. Others open themselves up to conversation, and even end up meeting their soulmates. Bottom line? Most people have a story about meeting someone on a plane—good or bad.
We all deserve a good vacation, but every seasoned traveler knows there is a certain point where happiness peaks and homesickness starts to set in. A new study from the University of Tampere in Finland has pinpointed how long your next trip should be to maximize enjoyment and return home refreshed.
TSA Lines: Why They're So Long, and What You Can Do About It With travelers increasingly frustrated, the Transportation Security Administration has finally spoken. Long lines at airports are nothing new. Yet in recent weeks, understaffing, heightened periods of travel, and stricter security measures have created a perfect storm and brought the issue to a boiling point: Port Authority has threatened to replace the TSA with private contractors, and airlines have spoken out on behalf of the traveler. There's even a designated hashtag—#IHateTheWait—and viral videos of passengers stuck in long lines, and at airports overnight. Now, the TSA is finally addressing the issue
Consumer Traveler Today: Senator calls for FAA investigation of runaway fees U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) late last month, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate hidden, runaway fuel surcharges and airline fees that can double passenger fares despite plummeting fuel costs. This is a part of the long-running effort to have airlines be more transparent