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Sunday, November 23
‘Travel hacking’ can slash hotel, airline costs | Travel Wise

How to get airline miles, points or elite status to travel for free or at big discounts.

Sunday, October 26

How to find online travel reviews suited to you | Travel Wise

How to find the most relevant reviews of hotels and restaurants on websites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor.

Sunday, October 19

Are cruise lines doing enough to protect passengers? | Travel Wise

Some customers and consumer advocates want tougher federal regulations of cruise lines, and a proposed law is pending in the U.S. Senate.

Sunday, October 12

How to get a better plane seat | Travel Wise

10 tips for getting the best economy-class seat or a deal on a business-class seat.

Sunday, September 28

Americans dump airline-loyalty programs | Travel Wise

As it gets harder to earn frequent-flier miles, travelers are dumping their allegiance to airlines and choosing flights more by price or convenience.

Sunday, September 14

Getting the right pass for airport security | Travel Wise

The pros and cons, and prices, of getting PreCheck or other trusted-traveler passes for airport security lanes.

Sunday, September 7

Happy traveling with an aging parent | Travel Wise

Tips for finding the right destination and hotel, plus sightseeing strategies and medical precautions.

Sunday, August 24

Travel company can change its mind. You can’t | Travel Wise

Airlines, hotels, cruise lines can change schedules, but travelers usually have to pay penalties for changes. Columnist Christopher Elliott says that’s a one-sided, unfair system that should be changed.

Sunday, August 10

No more free rides at PreCheck airport lines | Travel Wise

TSA will restrict use of PreCheck security lines to passengers who have paid and been pre-screened, stopping the practice of waving through some other travelers at random.

Sunday, August 3

After the crashes: Safety for passengers | Travel Wise

Air travel remains very safe statistically, but here’s how passengers can get air-travel safety info and safeguard themselves.

Sunday, July 27

Travelers beware: No vacation from scams | Travel Wise

Beware of scams in hotels and online, plus tips for keeping your home secure.