4 ways to make sure your phone comes home with you

4 ways to make sure your phone comes home with you

Just recently, Department of Homeland Security issued a new edict to certain airports – if your cell phone doesn’t turn on while you go through security, it won’t be allowed through. Allegedly, it’s to help combat terrorism – but you can form your own opinions on that.

So, as someone who travels frequently and frequently finds himself in airports, airplanes and Metro trains without a place to plug in, what’s a guy to do?

How a $7 drink nearly cost me $1,100

How a $7 drink nearly cost me $1,100

Tired of spending $7 for a drink on an airplane? There’s a solution! Go to BevMo and buy a few minis, put them in your carry-on liquids thing, and voila! Problem solved and (depending on how long a flight you’re on and how much you imbibe) tens of dollars saved!

Not so fast.

Fare Deal: NYC to Istanbul $472 R/T

Fare Deal: NYC to Istanbul $472 R/T

Lufthansa is promoting some very heavily discounted fares to Europe from the Eastern US coast for travel in the next few weeks.

Newark -> Istanbul -> Newark
Roundtrip, all-in: $472

Carpe Points Is Back

Carpe Points Is Back

The first two months of 2014 have been positively nonstop. 18-hour-day after the next meant that there was little time to write more about what I love – traveling, which meant that there were no new posts during the month of January, and little in February. But now we’re back. Promise.

Is Southwest’s $12.50 Earlybird Check-in worth it?

Is Southwest’s $12.50 Earlybird Check-in worth it?

Southwest Airlines is a great no-frills airline with service across the United States, and now as a result of acquiring AirTran, now has service to the Caribbean. Although I don’t often fly them because their Rapid Rewards points don’t take me outside that area, it’s the easiest (read: nonstop) way to Vegas from San Diego — and generally pretty cheap.

A big part of their “no frills” aspect is that seats are not assigned at all; once you’re onboard the aircraft, you can pick any seat you want that’s available — and to get on the aircraft sooner, you want to check in as close to exactly 24 hours before your flight to get an A, B, or C number, which determines the order in which you board and is assigned sequentially upon check-in.

Buying US Airways miles with 100% bonus: is it worth it?

Buying US Airways miles with 100% bonus: is it worth it?

One of our readers, Jonathan, received a promotion from US Airways: buy 30,000-50,000 miles and get another 30-50k miles. But is it a good deal, and is it worth it?

The short answer: it depends, but it can actually save you money.


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