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Is Your Airplane Seat Covered in Other People’s Pee? An Investigation

We were descending into Los Angeles from Chicago, which meant the seatbelt lights were on. Had I not woken up with an insufferably full bladder,…

Do Airlines and Travel Websites Really Raise Their Ticket Prices Every Time I Log Back On?

We’re all being tracked all over the internet, all the time. Our digital overlords are creating our realities and socially engineering us all… or something?…

A Guide to All the Travel Startups Offering ‘Surprise Vacations’

I’ve been floundering about trying to book a vacation for months now. Oh, look, roundtrip flights from L.A. to Austin are under $100. But what…

Is It Ever Worth Volunteering to Get Bumped From Your Flight?

You almost certainly remember Dr. David Dao, the poor soul who was notoriously dragged — bloody, concussed, with a broken nose and two missing front…