15 Feb 2019

5 Worst Travel Tips

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“Try this medication you’ve never tried before.”

Sure, jet lag is the worst—but your twelve-hour international flight is not the time to try whatever bizarre sleeping pill your cousin swears by. Instead, book a lay-flat airplane seat, and [Read More…]
 


7 Feb 2019

Best Travel Tool Ever: Siri

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There are so many apps out there to assist with your travel, but did you know that using them in conjunction with Siri can make them more effective in surprising ways? It starts with the concept of [Read More…]
 


7 Feb 2019

£100 British Airways Flights — Really!

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British Airways is officially a centenarian.

To celebrate, British Airway’s website has sold a handful of £100 flights to the speediest mouse-clickers of the world. Included among these flights: London to Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, [Read More…]
 


25 Jan 2019

Discount Sweet Spot: Premium Economy

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Premium economy is a “sweet spot” for international airline discounts—to use the words of Joe Brancatelli. Because first and business class seats fill up regularly, airlines are pulling their promotions on these classes of service. Premium, on [Read More…]
 


18 Jan 2019

Punched by Flight Attendant over Soda

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On his way home from his Aruba vacation, Gregory Lagana didn’t expect to be smacked around by an American Airlines flight attendant in front of his wife and kids.

Lagana ordered a coke with ice, but got a [Read More…]
 


10 Jan 2019

Your Frequent Flier Miles Don’t Exist

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Frequent flier programs are a lot like Lucy holding out the football for Charlie Brown–just when you’re about to take off, the airlines go and take them away, leaving you flat on the ground.

Frequent flier programs (think [Read More…]
 


7 Jan 2019

Airline Prices Are Rising this Year (But Here’s How to Lower Them)

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Flight prices will rise 2.9% in 2019, according to the Global Business Travel Association. But here at Cook Travel, we have some insider tips and tricks for getting lower fares.

Fly at the right time

Cheap days by season: [Read More…]
 


28 Dec 2018

How to Achieve Your Travel Resolutions

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What are you resolving to do in 2019? Many will hit the gym, decide to spend less time on their phones, maybe even pick up a new hobby. We hope to follow through with all of these [Read More…]
 


14 Dec 2018

Famous Amsterdam Sculpture Disappears

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“I Amsterdam,” a red-and-white lettered sculpture that once sat prominently outside the Rijksmuseum, has been removed.

Mass-tourism is the reason behind the decision. The letters “were removed at the request of the City of Amsterdam because they were [Read More…]
 


10 Dec 2018

500 Million Exposed in Marriott Data Breach

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A data breach of Marriott’s Starwood Guest reservation database exposed the personal information of 500 million people. (To put this number into perspective, the infamous Equifax breach exposed only 150 million people.)

What was exposed?

According to Marriott, the hackers [Read More…]