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New TSA Rules Allow Passengers To Bring Small Knives Aboard Planes

The new rules will kick in April 25th. Knives can be up to 6 centimeters in length (2.36 inches) they can’t lock and can only be a half-inch wide. You still can’t carry on a bottle of water.

03/06/2013

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Legal Definition Of ‘Support’ Animal

The Department of Transportation has stated that support animals must be allowed on planes – even animals who aid people with emotional problems like depression or anxiety.

02/27/2013

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Cell Phones On Airplanes

A traveler in Denver was kicked off a Southwest flight last month when he refused to turn off his cell phone. Is it really illegal to use a cell phone on a flight? The answer is yes.

02/22/2013

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Storm Cleanup Begins Across The Delaware Valley

A storm that dumped several inches of snow on the eastern half of Pennsylvania is expected to clear the region soon and be replaced by sunny skies and a stiff breeze.

02/09/2013

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Frontier Airlines Boosts Service Out Of Trenton

By Jim Donovan: Frontier Airlines is adding nonstop service from Princeton/Trenton, NJ, to Tampa (TPA), Fort Myers (RSW), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and New Orleans (MSY) The new flights join Frontier’s existing service from Princeton/Trenton to […]

02/01/2013

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Your Legal Rights If Your Flight Is Cancelled

There’s no federal law that protects passengers in the event of what’s called a force majeure event which is an event like bad weather that’s out of the airline’s control.

12/25/2012

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Christmas Travel Period Starts Fitfully at Philadelphia International Airport

Windblown rain in our area and snow in the Midwest created holiday delays this morning for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport.

12/21/2012

Managing Jet Lag

Jet lag symptoms include delayed sleep onset, poor performance at physical and mental tasks, irritability, fatigue and headache. The symptoms also seem to affect older people more than those who are younger.

11/16/2012

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Southwest, American Airlines Under Fire For Dress Code Enforcement

Airlines have begun imposing dress codes on passengers, even though no dress code is posted anywhere.

08/26/2012

Flight+ App

There are few feelings of helplessness equal to being stuck in an airport waiting on a flight. The Flight+ app gives you some sense of power back, though, letting you track every flight – at every airport in the world – in real time.

07/05/2012

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Top Ways to Kill Time at PHL Airport

PHL does a great job of sharing the best of Philadelphia with its visitors. Here are some highlights.

02/04/2012

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Flight Aware Flight Tracker

If you spent any time at all in an airport over the holidays, you know how flexible flight schedules can be. FlightAware flight tracker app help.

01/10/2012

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Gate Guru

Gate Guru is a must-have app for airport travel.

11/10/2011

3-On Your Side: Decoding Air Travel

Now that the summer travel season is over, there are plenty of bargains to be found on airfares. But are travelers searching for those deals in the right place? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shares what one frequent flyer found after he did a bit of research.

09/15/2011

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New Airline Passenger Protection Rules In Effect

Among the new rules, one that says any extra fees, such as taxes or baggage fees, need to be listed on an airlines’ website.

08/23/2011

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