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Tuesday, Dec 12

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Lufthansa, Austrian and Swiss are among latest to tie miles to airfare

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More than ever, airline miles just aren’t what they used to be. Increasingly, frequent-flier miles are awarded by the fare paid and not by distance.

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Christmas travel rush: What to expect if you're flying

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You’ll have lots of company at the airport if you’re flying for Christmas or New Year's. Arrive early, brace for crowds and pack smart.

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A ski vacation rental for every budget

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TripAdvisor has found a budget-friendly option and an over-the-top splurge option in eight ski destinations across the country.

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Spectacular national park photos from the U.S. Department of the Interior

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The U.S. Department of the Interior chose their favorite national park Instagram photos to share.

Worcester thinking big with new JetBlue route to New York JFK

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The future of passenger airline service in the Massachusetts city of Worcester just got a big lift with JetBlue’s latest route.

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Sweet ways to celebrate Hanukkah

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Celebrate eight crazy nights with edible specials from Sufganiyot to challah, cookies and cocktails at restaurants and bakeries across America.

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Vacation packages vs. a la carte: Comparing itineraries for savings

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It takes some digging to see if the savings are real, but usually packages do cost less than booking airfare and hotel separately.

Monday, Dec 11

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Honeymoon guide: Best resorts in Punta Cana, D.R.

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Here’s a look at a handful of resorts that can really deliver on their promise of a romantic holiday, each in its own unique way.

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Buffalo, Albany get first non-stop link since 2010 via OneJet

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OneJet's Buffalo-Albany flights will begin in February. The company also said it's adding bigger aircraft to its lineup for the route.

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This map shows the most popular holiday candy in every state

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The average consumer spending around $110 on holiday candy and food

Readers' Choice winners: These are your holiday favorites

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These winners bring loads of holiday cheer

Six Flags parks open for the holidays

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In spite of the cold, you can still ride the coasters and enjoy the warm spirit at Holiday in the Park.

Chaos hits European flights as snow snarls major hubs

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Air travelers in Europe faced more disruptions Monday after a winter storm snarled flights at several hub airports this weekend.

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Sen. Schumer urges DOT to reinstate transparency effort for bag fees

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Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

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50 states: 50 gifts of taste

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These regional specialties add a taste of place to the season, from natural Florida sea salt to succulent Maine lobster.

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Travelers, here's what to expect in 2018

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With next year's travel season just around the corner, travelers and experts are assessing the 2018 travel landscape.

Sunday, Dec 10

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Ask the Captain: Safety risks from lithium ion batteries

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The proliferation of these powerful batteries in so many devices means airlines and safety regulators must remain vigilant.

Saturday, Dec 9

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Best and worst U.S. cities for driving: Annual Waze rankings

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Everyone likes to kvetch about traffic and driving conditions, but drivers in some cities have far fewer complaints.

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Fliers face flight woes Saturday as winter storm heads north

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Air travelers faced another day of delays and cancellations Saturday as an early-season winter storm moved from the South toward the Northeast.

Friday, Dec 8

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Snow in Atlanta! Flight cancellations spike as storm intensifies

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Flight cancellations began to spike at the world's busiest airport Friday afternoon as a winter storm brought heavier-than-expected snow to Atlanta.

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Delta's 'basic economy' fares: No more free checked bags to Europe

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Basic economy fares, the cheap no-frills tickets traditional airlines sell to compete with discount carriers, are getting even more restrictive.

Hate airline fees? Well, the DOT is dropping effort to make them more transparent

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The Transportation Department has abandoned two proposals that aimed to provide travelers with more information about airline fees.

Name that airport ...

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Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.

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Emirates v. Singapore: Which airline suite is sweeter?

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Global airlines are in the midst of a luxury war, with many of the top carriers rolling out new amenities to one-up their competition.

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7 ways to turn a travel commitment or obligation into a vacation

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Here are 7 ways to turn your obligatory vacation into a real vacation

Inside America's cider revolution

The artisanal cider movement is currently having a moment.

Hipster counterparts of America's most popular national parks

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Trade the crowds, long lines and parking hassles for these lesser-known parks