Skiplagging: Airlines taking a stance on controversial travel trick

Also known as hidden-city ticketing, point-beyond booking and throwaway ticketing, skiplagging is a simple travel trick The BBC in February called it “The travel trick that airlines hate,” while Travel+Leisure magazine in February claimed skiplagging is “too good to be true.” Also known as hidden-city ticketing, point-beyond booking and throwaway ticketing, skiplagging is a simple travel trick, according to smartertravel.com in April: “Sometimes the nonstop airfare to a particular destination is much higher than a fare to a separate city that includes a stopover in your final destination. In that…

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Foreign travel safety advice

“Is counterfeit alcohol behind the Dominican Republic deaths?” questioned Rolling Stone in June. The headlines disturb: “Another American tourist died in her hotel room …” reported CNN June 17. “Is counterfeit alcohol behind the Dominican Republic deaths?” questioned Rolling Stone in June. The CNN report shared that 14 million Americans have visited the Dominican Republic since 2012, and from that year to December 2018, 128 Americans died, according U.S. Department of State statistics, though deaths are listed as the result of everything from natural causes to vehicle accidents. The past…

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12 Tips for More Equitable Travel

How to match your vacation to your social justice values. Share a meal in a local household. Eatwith.com and Mealsharing.com connect travelers with people in host countries who love to entertain. Prices vary. Eight other guests and I recently paid $49 each, staying past midnight sharing food, wine, and conversation in the home of a French journalist covering the yellow vest protests in Paris. Saigon Hotpot sets up meals in university students’ homes as well as city and street food tours in Ho Chi Minh City. Trade off hosting. More than…

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