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AAA Forecast: More Travelers Hitting the Road for Holidays

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Consumer Issues, Airfare, Vacation Planning Joe Raedle/Getty Images By Rob Lovitt Winter storms may be brewing, roads could get icy again and gas prices have been ticking upward since last month, but that won’t stop Americans from traveling during the holiday season this year, according to AAA. The automobile club’s annual forecast predicts that 94.5 ...

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High Court Casts Doubt on Frequent Flyer’s Lawsuit

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry, Scandals and Lawsuits, Consumer Issues, Consumer Protection Michael Dwyer/AP By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won’t offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships. The justices heard the case of a Minnesota rabbi who was stripped of his top-level “platinum ...

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How to Tell Your Family You Can’t Make It Home for the Holidays

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Airfare, Spending Getty Images Many people are willing to sacrifice almost anything to be with their family during the holidays. After all, there’s no place like home for the holidays, right? But the truth is, sometimes it isn’t worth the financial sacrifice to make it home. If you just can’t justify the costs of traveling ...

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Fewer Americans Traveling This Year for Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, Economic Recovery, Consumer Issues Alex Brandon/AP By Robert Gibbons NEW YORK — Fewer Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as economic uncertainty in a sluggish recovery curbs travel plans, travel group AAA said Wednesday. AAA expects 38.9 million Americans to drive 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday period, which ...

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Have a Happier Thanksgiving by Dodging These Spending Pitfalls

Filed under: Travel, Airfare, Lodging, Spending, Food, Financial Education Getty Images/Cultura RF Even with the most careful planning, a Thanksgiving budget can fall victim to bad weather, cranky relatives, and recipes that stray a bit too far toward the avant garde. Given that this is the last weekend to prepare and shop before your holiday celebration, let’s run through some ...

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Don’t Cap CEO Pay, Voters Say, and 4 More Things to Know Today

Filed under: Market News, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, CEOs, Investing Getty Images Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to cap the salaries of top executives at 12 times their company’s lowest wage, apparently ...

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Air Travel’s Coming Nightmare: Soon, Every Day Will Be Like Day Before Thanksgiving

Filed under: Travel, Travel Industry Getty Images By Mark Johanson In less than a week, more than 3 million Americans will overwhelm airports across the nation as they head home for Thanksgiving in the busiest travel weekend of the year. It’s a daunting thought, but the researchers behind a pair of reports released by the U.S. Travel Association this week ...

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Why Milk Could Cost $7 a Gallon in January, and 4 More Things to Know Today

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Mergers & Acquisitions, U.S. Government, Commodities & Futures, Investing Alamy Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. Congress closed up shop for its Thanksgiving recess without passing a farm bill, and if you think that ...

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Why Airlines Can’t Add More Flights Around Holidays, and 4 More Things to Know

Filed under: Currency, Market News, Travel, Travel Industry, IRS, Auctions Alamy Here’s a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you’ll just want to know. o. If you’re flying anywhere this holiday week, as you squeeze onto your overbooked airplane, you might wonder: Why can’t airlines just add ...

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An Insider’s Guide to Scoring Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Filed under: Holiday Shopping, Travel, Secret Shopper, Airfare Alamy By Brendan Spiegel While the day after Thanksgiving — a.k.a. Black Friday — may be the best time to stampede your way toward a new flatscreen TV at a discount, when it comes to booking a getaway, nothing beats the sweet travel deals that you can snag on Cyber Monday. Market ...

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