Travel Tips For Outsmarting The Winter Storm

Chicago has been hardest hit on Monday, but airports in the Northeast saw cancellations by the dozens Monday morning as well. The airline industry, lean and now profitable, has very little excess capacity available when things go wrongfew extra planes or crews to add flights to evacuate stranded passengers, for example, and few empty seats on flights that do depart. This series of storms and bitter cold has been particularly bad for travelers because it crippled airline operations, came at a busy holiday period and landed on top of a new federal regulation requiring more rest for pilots. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

One travel writer's most valuable money lessons of 2013

When I complained to Amazon (as a consumer, whom they didn't know from Adam), it directed me to the seller. (I later asked Amazon to describe its relationship with gray market sellers; it didn't respond.) After returning the camera to the seller, I received an email that said the camera had water damage on the screen and impact damage. Keeping my outrage under control, I explained that the "water damage" was an air bubble under the screen shield and that the camera had lived most of its life in a neoprene case inside a camera case and had never been dropped. Oh, the seller said, in that case we'll replace it. The seller didn't know who I was or where I work so I'm not sure why the change of heart. I do know that the next lens error repair and my experience suggests there will be one will come out of my pocket. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit,0,2132496.story

Travel still dangerous in NW Indiana as deep freeze continues

Most school district across the state remained closed as wind chills reached to about 35 below zero. Gov. Mike Pence urged Hoosiers on Monday not to travel, warning that they faced "real peril" if they became stranded. Temperatures reached 13 below zero Tuesday in Indianapolis, while Fort Wayne and South Bend were at 12 below. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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