<![CDATA[Travel News & Reviews | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Travel 60 Travel Q&A: How early should you hunt for tickets using award miles? http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18582524.html#storylink=rss Also, recommendations in Maine and the etiquette for tipping hotel housekeepers.

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Passenger traffic at KCI climbed 4 percent in February http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18498455.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Aviation Department said 674,473 passengers arrived and departed through KCI’s gates for the month. Passenger boardings at KCI represented 338,233 of that total traffic in February, also up 4 percent.

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Travel Q&A: Renting a car can cause sticker shock http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article17961800.html#storylink=rss Q: Has anybody tried to rent a car lately? We are attending a family reunion in Minnesota in September, so I thought I’d jump online and lock in a great rate with an advance booking. But holy smokes — the rates are semi-astronomical. Do car rentals ever hit a sweet spot, like how airline tickets are allegedly at their best price 54 days before travel? Any suggestions on when to buy?

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Southwest Airlines launches KCI service to LaGuardia Airport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article17862035.html#storylink=rss The flight from KCI departs from Terminal B at 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and at 10:55 a.m. Saturday. Southwest, which provides the most service from KCI, announced the LaGuardia service last November.

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American Airlines, US Airways get FAA approval to fly as one carrier http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article17860793.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:05:10 CDT By GREGORY KARP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article17860793.html Chair in which Lincoln was shot center stage on anniversary http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article17526563.html#storylink=rss Jeff Buczkiewicz stood before the chair Abraham Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated 150 years ago. He peered silently into the glass-enclosed case at the rocking chair, then snapped pictures for posterity.

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Travel Q&A: Why Christmas flights are expensive now http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article17205395.html#storylink=rss Q: Looking to travel to some warm location over Christmas. In the past, leaving on Christmas Day resulted in a cheap airfare. Starting to look for this year and tickets are ridiculously high. Should we wait?

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Travel Q&A: Victims of dynamic pricing pay more for same package http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article16365446.html#storylink=rss Welcome to the world of dynamic pricing. One price for you, another price for someone else. It’s unfair, yes, but it’s also an industry standard. You could appeal to the company, and I think you’re going about it the right way, through the feedback form.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Travel Q&A: Do websites manipulate ticket prices? http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article15766820.html#storylink=rss Someone told me that if you check over and over for a route on Expedia, Travelocity and the like that the site will hike up the fare. It’s almost like the more you check on prices, the more the site knows that you really want to go there and they hike up the price. Is this true or is it urban legend?

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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Travel Q&A: Get an online peek at your flight’s food http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article13574930.html#storylink=rss Also: When “Cancel for any reason” travel insurance is worth it; what to see in San Diego by bike; and is the Icehotel in Sweden overrated?

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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT The Washington Post

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KCI passenger traffic rose 0.3 percent in January http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article13418825.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Aviation Department said 701,241 passengers arrived and departed from the airport in January. However, passenger boardings at KCI fell 0.2 percent for the month compared with January 2014.

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Travel Q&A: Where to go in L.A. on layover, and summer holiday trip planning http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article12509282.html#storylink=rss Q: I have an eight-hour layover at LAX coming up in two weeks. Any suggestions of places to go near the airport for food, sights, fun? Bonus points if I can get there by public transit rather than a cab.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Frequent fliers can enroll at KCI for security precheck program http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article11945981.html#storylink=rss Besides the usual enrollment site in Lenexa, frequent travelers can sign up for the Transportation Security Administration’s precheck program March 9 through 13 at Kansas City International Airport. Precheck allows travelers to go through special lanes and avoid removing their shoes and some other inconveniences of the usual screening process.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:21:03 CST

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Travel Q&A: Try Yapta to track airfares, choose best time to buy http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article11737754.html#storylink=rss It might be a little early to book tickets for the summer, but it’s hard to know for certain. Remember, even airlines don’t know whether fares will go up or down. It’s market-driven. Travel columnist Christopher Elliott recommends a site such as Yapta, which lets you track your airfare and select the best time to buy.

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Artifacts from Elvis Presley’s Graceland to land in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article10303199.html#storylink=rss Graceland, the longtime Presley home that opened to the public in Memphis, Tenn., in 1982, five years after the star’s death, will establish a second permanent home in Las Vegas, where the singer had some of his greatest triumphs.

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Cruise trends 2015: Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and other wows http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article9279236.html#storylink=rss Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi, and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two. Here are some details.

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Granada is Nicaragua's colonial gem http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030323.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:02:11 CDT By JOSH NOEL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030323.html Gambling is losing its appeal in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030329.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:13:05 CDT By HUGO MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030329.html Tahiti Calls: Lost in time on Tikehau http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030296.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:12:20 CDT By ANNE Z. COOKE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030296.html Chattanooga: Fun metropolis known for outdoor activities, natural beauty http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030290.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:12:19 CDT By SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030290.html Scalloping in Gulf County, Fla. http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030206.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:12:13 CDT By SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030206.html Elegant and sweet, Vienna is a cultural powerhouse http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030209.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:12:13 CDT By DONALD MUNRO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030209.html History meets the present in Prague http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030017.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:07:05 CDT By DONALD MUNRO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19030017.html In the off-season, Berlin offers its own pleasures http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19029924.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:02:05 CDT By DONALD MUNRO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19029924.html Panoramic photo guide spotlights Blue Ridge Parkway http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19029921.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:02:05 CDT By JOHN BORDSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article19029921.html Jamaica's Good Hope Plantation once housed one of the island's wealthiest sugar cane traders http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19029915.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:02:04 CDT By BOB DOWNING ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article19029915.html Heirs to Holocaust victims sue France's railway in Chicago federal court http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18732036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:02:06 CDT By MEREDITH RODRIGUEZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18732036.html Disneyland to offer new souvenirs, snacks, drinks for 60th anniversary http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18557303.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:32:09 CDT By HUGO MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18557303.html New report paints grim picture of Israel's Holocaust survivors http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18438140.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:47:17 CDT By BATSHEVA SOBELMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18438140.html Disney World debuts Polynesian's newest offerings http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18386576.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:10:17 CDT By DEWAYNE BEVIL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article18386576.html