Higher airfares aren't keeping millions of travelers from taking to the skies this summer. About two-thirds of the respondents to a summer travel survey released by consulting firm Deloitte noticed higher fares, but only 16 percent changed their plans. Nationally, about 206.2 million people are expected to fly on U.S. airlines this summer, on par with last year.
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTIONTake precautions when booking a rental
Thousands of people find vacation rentals every day through sites such as www.homeaway.com and www.vrbo.com, but there are scams out there. The biggest one is when someone puts up a fake post of a real property. The crook asks you to wire transfer payment or send cash, then disappears. VRBO warns renters to call a property owner to confirm arrangements before sending a check, paying by PayPal or by credit card. If no number is listed, beware and call the company that posted the listing.
DETROIT FREE PRESSUnited drops a family boarding perk in coach
Families flying coach on United Airlines who don't have "elite" flier status may need to pack an extra dose of patience. United has dropped the policy of letting these families be seated ahead of general boarding passengers. The move was intended to eliminate confusion, a spokesman said.
LOS ANGELES TIMESFrommer's apps offer quality, for a price
Frommer's Day by Day travel guidebook series -- on Alaska, California, Costa Rica, France, Great Britain, Japan and Spain -- has come to the portable screen. The apps, which cost $9.99-$14.99, are filled with high-quality content, including photos and maps. They are especially great for travelers who want shortcuts to the "best of" a destination. LOS ANGELES TIMES