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Traveling with disabilities is not easy. As we’ve written in the past, traveling with a disability or with a disabled travel companion generally requires an extra level of planning. But the United States Transportation Department is trying to make it a little easier. Monday they unveiled new regulations that require airlines to update their websites and airport kiosks to better…

If the thought of sending your child on a plane by herself sends you into instant panic mode, you’re not alone. Tons of parents who have no other choice but to send their son or daughter alone on a plane feel the same way. Thankfully, most airlines have established specific procedures to assist unaccompanied minors and ensure your child gets…

We’ve written recently about the rambunctiousness in Istanbul and the potential impact on tourism. Now, it looks like protest-fever has spread to Brazil. Last night, more than 1 million people protested in the streets all across the country, raising questions about whether or not you want to be traveling there right now. The protests were generally peaceful, although there was…

There were plenty of shenanigans in cockpits this week. It all sounds kind of cute and playful, until you realize that, as a traveler, you’re putting your life in the hands of these folks and they’re not always operating in the most professional manner. Let’s start with the most stupid of the incidents – The Aviation Herald’s Simon Hradecky reports…

On just about any flight you’ve ever taken, the scene on the jetway as you and your fellow passengers deplane is a familiar one – everyone doing a Frankenstein-esque walk as they try to shake off the stiffness of several hours jammed into their airplane seat. For most travelers, it’s just the price of air travel, an unavoidable aspect of…

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