Travel Week in Review – September 16th, 2022

Travel Week in Review – September 16th, 2022

Renewing a US passport is an archaic process. You have to obtain a printed photo, write a check, and then package up all your forms and old passport and go to the post office to mail it—and then cross your fingers that your important and sensitive documents don’t get stolen or lost in the post. After all that, you then have to wait for the State Department to receive your application before the estimated 8-11 week wait time to process and approve your new passport begins. Not anymore. Read More…

Expect some sticker shock this holiday season when it comes to flight prices. Prices for flights over Thanksgiving and Christmas are expected to reach their highest point in the past five years. For Thanksgiving, that means domestic round-trip airfare will be an average of $350. Over Christmas, domestic flights are expected to cost $463 on average, up a whopping 31 percent compared with pre-pandemic prices. For international flights, trips during Thanksgiving are up 25 percent to $795 and up 26 percent to $1,300 at Christmas compared with 2019. Read More…

Travel gifts us a world-bending kind of awe. The kind that washes over you when you finally witness the lavender fields, seaside cliffs, or turquoise oceans you’ve always dreamed of seeing, and they turn out to be even more breathtaking in reality. And because Instagram will never do it justice, you’re forced to be present, live in the moment, and revel in that thing, gloriously radiant, lying before you. Read More…

When looking to fly, travel time is not just the duration of the flight. There is the commute to the airport, check-in lines, bag drop-off lines, customs (if traveling internationally), and the always popular Transportation Security Administration line. The lines add up, and travelers’ schedules get tighter. TSA PreCheck may not guarantee an on-time flight, but it can save travelers some time. Read More…

If you’re like most people, the thought of dealing with customs and immigration at the airport can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be as dreadful as it’s often made out to be. The next time you travel abroad and need to fly back into the U.S., here’s how to get through immigration more seamlessly. Before you book your flight, consider schedules and loads. Being on an emptier flight and flying during less busy days of the week or times of the day can help save time at customs and immigration. Read More…


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