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The Cheapskate's Guide to Maxing Out Credit Card Rewards

Credit card companies are quietly lowering signup bonuses and eliminating perks. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes so you can keep the freebies coming without spending a fortune.


How to Cancel Your Flight for Free

Travel plans change. That doesn’t mean you should have to pay $200 for the privilege of switching to another flight.


Don’t Buy This: Never Pay to Check a Bag at the Airport

Remember, you never need more than seven days worth of clothing — all of which should easily fit in a carry-on bag.


Nonconsensual game of footsie forces Southwest flight to redirect

The perpetrator went from “zero to 60 in nanoseconds," prosecutors say.


Absolute Legend Grounds Southwest Plane After Sparking a J in the Bathroom

Apparently he's never heard of edibles.


An Expert Explains How Not to Get Sucked Out a Plane Window

In light of recent news stories, this could (but hopefully won't) come in handy some day.


One Passenger Is Dead After an Engine Exploded on a Southwest Flight

This is the first death on a US airline in more than nine years.


One dead after Southwest flight explosion that almost sucked woman out of plane

Passengers had to pull a woman back in after she was partially sucked out of the plane.


A Samsung Note 7 Phone Actually Exploded on an Airplane

The Southwest flight hadn't taken off yet, thankfully.


A College Student Got Kicked Off His Flight for Talking About Chicken in Arabic

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was raving in Arabic about an awesome dinner he'd had, so some passenger reported him for making "threatening comments."


Feds Investigating Whether Airlines Are Colluding to Screw Us Over

Are you paying sky-high prices for domestic ticket prices this long weekend? There may be a reason for that.