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Why It Costs Twice as Much to Fly Half as Far

Monday, May. 10, 2010

TIME.com's Travel Avenger takes up a reader question about seemingly nonsensical airline flight-pricing strategies Read More »

  • Why Are Airline Change Fees So High?

    Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010

    Among the many injustices of air travel: airlines charge passengers high change fees but offer little in return when scheduling disruptions are the airlines' fault

  • A Family Vacation, Ruined by Bug Bites

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

    A family visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla., wakes up covered in bites after a night at a Disney resort

  • Airline Bag Fees: As High as the Cost of a Seat?

    Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

    One unlucky traveler got hit with an excess-baggage charge so outrageous, he may as well have bought his luggage its own seats on the flight

  • When Your Rental Car Gets Robbed

    Tuesday, May. 12, 2009

    A traveler loses her belongings in a rental-car robbery and contends that the rental agency is doing nothing to protect its theft-prone cars

  • An Airline's Automated System Penalizes Flyers

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

    A family's vacation itinerary, planned and booked well in advance, is secretly sabotaged by automated airline schedule changes.

  • Sky-High Fees for Overweight Bags

    Monday, Feb. 02, 2009

    A passenger gets slapped with a fee for an overweight bag he later discovers may have been well under the weight limit.

  • A Nightmare Honeymoon Flight to Tahiti

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

    Everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest. For these newlyweds, things got rocky from the first day.

  • Eurofly Loses a Bag, With No Apologies

    Monday, Nov. 24, 2008

    A passenger's bag goes missing on an Italian airline for so long, it must have been accidentally shipped into the Negative Zone

  • Spirit Air Leaves a Family Deflated

    Monday, Oct. 13, 2008

    Taking a flight anywhere these days is about as enjoyable as gum surgery. You don't need uncooperative airline employees to add to your misery.

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