Airbnb Updates Pricing Model, Paying $1250 to Skip Airport Security, Get 4x Flight Cost When Bumped

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Airbnb plans to be honest about pricing, but cleaning fees aren’t going away.

Fees are a way of life when booking a stay with Airbnb. Previously, you wouldn’t see the cleaning fees and other charges until you’re finalizing your reservation. Airbnb is fixing that by showing all-in pricing so you can make an informed decision from the get-go. Read our 11 pros and cons of booking an Airbnb to help you decide if this is the best way to book your next vacation.

Tampa Welcomes Virgin Atlantic’s New Nonstop London Heathrow Service.

It’s a good sign when airlines start introducing service from mid-tier airports. My friend Angelina was at the welcome party, which looked like such a great time. With all of the work being done at Nashville’s airport, I’m hoping we also receive additional direct flights to international destinations. Have you tried Virgin Atlantic’s non-stop flights to Europe?

Virgin Atlantic A330neo horizontal
Virgin Atlantic A330neo. Photo courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

Crowds at This Airport Are So Bad, Travelers Have Been Paying Up to $1,250 to Jump the Lines at Security.

Get ready for chaos this winter as holiday travelers clog airport security lines. I’m a big fan of Global Entry and TSA PreCheck, but be prepared for those lines to have long waits as well. If your airport has it, consider signing up for CLEAR. It works with both regular security lines and dedicated TSA PreCheck lanes.

This Lawyer’s Trick for Making Money When You’re Bumped From a Flight Went Viral on TikTok.

Yes, you can make money by being bumped from a flight. Depending on your situation, when a flight is full, you may choose to volunteer to take the next flight and negotiate compensation. Otherwise, the airline may do an “involuntary denied boarding” which means that they pick someone to bump from the flight. If this happens to you, know your rights and ensure you get paid properly.

This Dutch Dessert Is One of the Best Snacks in the Sky — and You Can Only Find It on This Airline.

I can confirm that these treats are definitely snack-worthy. And there’s MUCH tastier than stale pretzels or a bag of assorted nuts that other airlines offer. If your airline doesn’t offer them, you can always book a flight to the Netherlands to pick some up for yourself.

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