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Travel Trends: The New Joys and Pitfalls of Traveling in 2013

The travel industry is trying win back the hearts of America's traveling public -- but that doesn't mean there's no turbulence ahead. Whether you're planning a weekend jaunt or a trip around the world, here are the travel trends you can expect in 2013.

Travelers Tired of the Unfriendly Skies Should Skip These Airlines

Air travelers will encounter all the usual struggles this holiday season: confusing ticket prices and hidden fees; crying babies and misbehaving children; lost bags and delayed flights. But there's one thing they can avoid, if they pick the right airlines: rude employees.

7 Shopping Dos and Don'ts for September

If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.

Why Airlines Hiked Fares Over the Weekend

Airlines are tossing consumers aside and grabbing the benefit of lower federal taxes on travel tickets. By Saturday night, nearly all the major U.S. airlines had raised fares to offset taxes that expired the night before.

Airlines Attach Big Fees to Small Seat Upgrades

When Virgin American offered traveler writer Randy Diamond the chance to upgrade his ticket to "Main Cabin Select" for a mere $500 more than the coach fare, he assumed it must be for a first-class seat. But what the airline is actually offering for that upgrade may surprise you.

Kevin Smith's Latest Airline Complaint Stings Virgin America

First, the film director was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight for being too portly. Now, a Virgin America gate attendent refused to allow Smith and his companions to board a jet, even though there were still minutes before its jetway was closed.

Virgin America causes fare-wars at LAX

God save the Queen! And Sir Richard Branson, too.I've long been a huge fan of his Virgin Atlantic, the British airline that flies nonstop to London...