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A couple little victories for passengers in the air travel game

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The Airline Reporter is reporting a few new rules have been passed by the government in commercial air travelMy favorite rule is that now, if your checked bags don't show up when you do, your bag fee is refunded. Now that we're about two years into m… more »

Southwest Airlines lead new 2010 Zagat air travel poll

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According to Zagat raters, Southwest Airlines is the best airline in many categories in 2010, thanks to its free baggage policy and plenty reasons more. You can view the full results of the Zagat Survey here. Among the categories Southwest won we… more »

Giving thanks for an uneventful year of air travel, when others weren't so lucky

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There are a lot of crazy articles about air travel this time of year, from guys on TV saying they are suing TSA for violating their rights with these new scanners, to a hilarious article on CNN.com talking about all the things people try and sneak throug… more »

Spirit Airlines adds five more direct Myrtle Beach flights

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Earlier this month, Spirit Air announced extended direct service to Myrtle Beach Airport that will take effect in May, 2011. The largest addition is Washington D.C.'s Reagan Airport, which is the city's close-in airport. The remaining four cities are… more »

Boost your frequent-flier I.Q. before holiday air travel season

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I've been flying quite a bit this past year, and have paid special attention to the many ways you can earn and use frequent-flier miles and avoid bag fees. This week, we posted a column on TravelGolf.com about how to get the most out of your frequent-flier miles, and hopefully try and avoid bag fees and high rental club costs - an inevitable evil these days for golf travelers. more »

Myrtle Beach air traffic continues to rise, bodes well for golf travelers

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The Myrtle Beach airport is reporting it's best July on record for traffic, beating levels from pre-economic downturn levels in 2005. The Grand Strand received over 117,000 passengers in the month alone. Part of the success is due to new non-stop des… more »

Delta Air Lines is raising bag fees again - receive a golf traveler wag of the finger

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I thought we were done with all of the baggage fee hikes on airlines, but it looks like they still lack creativity in coming up with new revenue streams and would rather unfairly nail sports and family travelers who usually bring more luggage along with… more »

Canadian golfers don't have to drive to Myrtle Beach with new non-stop flight from Toronto

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Canadians love Myrtle Beach golf. I can't tell you how many I've played with when I'm down there. During January and February I'd always get a kick out of the snowbirds, many of whom were Canadian, waiting out a frost delay on the putting green at 9 a.m.… more »