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Know+Go: Two airlines raise fees to change flights

  • May 3, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Airlines increase fees to change flights

If you have to change your plans after booking a flight, get ready to pay higher fees. US Airways and United Airlines raised the fee charged to domestic passengers who want to rebook a nonrefundable ticket: It’s now $200, up from $150. The fee could be higher for international flights.

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Travelers may enjoy perks of Global Entry

In its second full year of operation and still not widely known, Global Entry, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s “trusted traveler” program, has perks for frequent travelers: You can use a kiosk to quickly clear immigration and customs when returning from an international flight. On most domestic flights, you can use the Transportation Security Administration’s “Pre-Check” lanes, which are short and allow you to keep your shoes on and laptop in its bag. Pre-Check is available at 40 U.S. airports, including Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The fee is $100. Find out more at www.globalentry.gov.

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Aloft Hotels open lobbies to music acts

Offering guests live entertainment is not a new concept in the hotel industry. But Aloft Hotels, the ultramodern economy brand operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, has put a new twist on the idea, turning its hotel lobbies into concert venues for local and lesser-known musical acts.

los angeles times

College students, blog about your travels

College students who travel overseas for education get an A+ for adventure in our book. If you’re in that A+ crowd, are heading overseas soon and would like to blog about your experiences, please let us know. We are looking for Minnesotans to contribute to our World Class blog (www.startribune.com/worldclass). Interested? Send an e-mail with your name, your hometown and your college to travel@startribune.com.

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