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Do You Approve of the Job the TSA Is Doing? — Survey of the Day

When you hear about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it’s usually because one of its agents has aggressively searched someone they probably shouldn’t have searched so aggressively.

But despite the drumbeat of negative stories surrounding the folks entrusted with our airport security the general public hasn’t turned on the TSA.

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets Is Almost Upon Us — Dollars and Sense

With all the fees airlines have been packing on in the past couple years, it may seem that tickets are impossibly expensive.

But there are times when it’s cheaper to buy them — and those times are fast approaching.

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American Airlines Will Deliver Your Bags — For a Price — Dollars and Sense

Last year, the 17 largest airlines in the US made $3.3 billion in baggage-related fees, and now American Airlines would like a little bigger slice of the pie.

It’s just announced a new luggage service that might make your life a little easier — but of course it’ll cost you.

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Survey Reveals Hotel Guests Turned Off by Poor Service and WiFi Fees — Dollars and Sense

In the wake of the economic downturn, some hotels have cut corners to save money — and their customers have noticed. According to a new survey, satisfaction with hotel services is now at a six-year low.

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New Airport Body Scanners Could Reveal More About You Than You Realize

If you think airport security screenings are already too invasive, you probably won’t like this.

Within the next couple of years, the Department of Homeland Security will begin using laser-based molecular scanners at airports and border crossings. And what they reveal could surprise you.

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British Airways Going to Extremes to Let Flight Attendants Find Your Personal Information — Is It Fair?

How would you feel if you found out that an airline was using the Internet to track down photographs and personal information about you before you even boarded the flight?

Surprise — it’s happening.

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Airline Passenger Forced to Sit Next to a Corpse, Has Trouble Getting a Refund – Is It Fair?

The next time someone dies sitting next to you on a commercial flight, you might receive a partial refund. Key word, “might.”

According to a report in a Swedish newspaper, a woman was forced to sit next to a dead man aboard a Kenya Airways flight after the he allegedly died shortly after take off.

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JetBlue Reigns Supreme in Airline Consumer Satisfaction Index

Move over, Southwest Airlines — your 20-year reign at the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index is over. So who’s the new champ? None other than JetBlue.

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What Are the Germiest Surfaces in Hotel Rooms? You May Be Surprised

You’ve probably seen those reports about how germy hotel beds can be. But a new study shows something else in a room is likely to be far more contaminated.

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Planning a July 4 Trip? Buy Your Plane Tickets Now — Dollars and Sense

Thinking about taking a few days off for the Fourth of July holiday? If your plans involve a plane ticket, travel experts say now’s the best time to buy.

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