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Los Angeles Times: Hotelwatchdog Search Engine Rounds Up Hotel Deals, the source for hot airfare deals, has expanded into the hotel market.

Los Angeles Times: United and Orbitz Sue to Halt 'Hidden City' Booking founder George Hobica discusses 'hidden city' booking.

Yahoo! Travel: Fed Up with Flying: Survey Finds Big Change in Americans' Holiday Plans

According to Airfarewatchdog, more travelers this year will be staying home or driving instead of flying.

New York Times: Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Travel founder George Hobica gives tips for holiday travel.

Mashable: Hotelwatchdog Offers Travelers a Carefully Curated List of Lodging Deals launched Hotelwatchdog, which finds hotels based on price, location, and traveler reviews.

NPR: Jet Fuel is Down, but Not Enough for a Thanksgiving Fare War founder George Hobica gives tips for finding cheap flights over Thanksgiving.

Fox Business: Shrinking Airline Seats founder George Hobica on airlines using skinnier seats on their planes.

TODAY: For Cheap Thanksgiving Flights, Arrive and Leave Early

Mark Orwoll, international editor of Travel + Leisure, recommends Airfarewatchdog airline fee chart.

Mashable: Travelers Rank the Comfiest Economy Seats on U.S. Airlines

According to Airfarewatchdog, U.S. fliers believe JetBlue has the most comfortable economy class seats.

Condé Nast Traveler: What's the Best Time to Book Thanksgiving Airfare? It Depends

Airfarewatchdog president George Hobica says the best time to book Thanksgiving travel is all relative.

Huffington Post: 10 Smart Ways To Get A Free Upgrade On Any Trip

Air travel expert George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog offers tips for securing a free upgrade.

Good Morning America: Police Look For Baggage Thief Caught on Tape

Surveillance video catches a man entering an airport empty handed and later wheeling a bag away from the carousel.

Yahoo! Travel: The Airports You Won't Mind Getting Stranded in Because They Rock

Airfarewatchdog compiled a list of the best airports to get stuck in during a long layover.

Yahoo! Travel: The Results Are in! The Best US Airline is...

Airfarewatchdog, the consumer advocate site for the aviation industry, has been tracking canceled flights, on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, denied boardings, and—we love this—customer satisfaction.

Fox Business: Make Money Off the Hassles of Travel? founder George Hobica on the travel insurance offered by AirCare.

CBS Moneywatch: Flight Rights: What You're Due When Bad Things Happen founder George Hobica comments on airline passenger rights.

ABC 7: Aircare Insurance Pays Cash for Travel Inconveniences founder George Hobica on a new travel insurance plan that offers to pay travelers instantly for being inconvenienced on their way to their destination.

Fox Business: Airlines Charging you More to Sit Next to your Children? founder George Hobica on airlines upselling seats to parents who want to sit with their children.

Fox Business: TSA Doubles Airport Security Fee for Travelers founder George Hobica on the rising fees for airline passengers.

Boston Herald: New App Allows Travelers to Search Unadvertised Deals, Compare Fares, More

Airfarewatchdog released its first iOS app designed to make saving on flights easier.

CNBC: TSA Fare Hike Will Be Used to Pay Down Federal Deficit President George Hobica comments on a TSA fee hike put into place in July 2014.

Associated Press: Southwest Opens New Chapter: International Flights President George Hobica comments on Southwest Airlines international flights.

Yahoo! Travel: Confused By Airline Rules, Cancellation Policies? Know Your Passenger Rights has compiled information from all the major airline policies into one handy-dandy, super-convenient Guide to Air-Passenger Rights.

NBC News: Battle of Bags: Fliers Complain Over 'Arbitrary' Carry-On Rules President George Hobica comments on carry-on size rules.

Los Angeles Times: Domestic Flights Continue to Get More Crowded, Data Show President George Hobica comments on growing demand in the airline industry.

Fox Business: Norwegian Air Accused of Using Unfair Tactics to Undercut Rivals President George Hobica on accusations Norwegian Air is using unfair tactics to lower fares.

USA TODAY: Fliers Check Travel Sites, Then Buy From Airline Sites

George Hobica of offers some tips for travelers searching online for low airfares.

Fox News: Cathay Pacific Mulls Ebay-Style Bidding for Business Class Tickets

Airfarewatchdog President George Hobica comments on business class ticket auctions undermining frequent flier benefits.

Fox Business: Will Digital Luggage Tags Mean the End of Lost Luggage? founder George Hobica on the latest technology to track your luggage when traveling.

Washington Post: Bereavement Fares Fly into the Sunset

Airfarewatchdog President George Hobica comments on disappearing bereavement fares.

Fox Business: Airlines See Decline in Baggage Fee Revenue founder George Hobica on how passengers can avoid airline baggage fees.

Associated Press: The Best Time to Book the Cheapest Flights

The cheapest flight doesn’t always show up on every website. Sometimes better deals can be found on...Airfarewatchdog.

Fox Business: How to Score More Comfortable Seats for Your Next Flight founder George Hobica offers tips for getting more comfortable seats when you fly without breaking the bank.

Associated Press: US Says Average Airfares Rising Slowly; $381 in Q4

Airfarewatchdog President George Hobica comments on the slow rise of domestic airfares in 2013.

Inside Edition: Dirty Airline Secrets Revealed

You won't believe what Inside Edition found out when speaking to travel journalist George Hobica about the dirty secrets that some airlines are keeping from their passengers.

Good Morning America: Frequent Flier Miles: Surprise Advice on How to Spend

Airfarewatchdog gives expert advice on best and worst ways to spend your miles.

Fox Business: Why Has the Search for Flight 370 Taken so Long? founder George Hobica on the investigation into what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Fox Business: How to Avoid Unexpected Airline Fees

Airfarewatchdog founder George Hobica on how to avoid airline fees and reduce your travel costs.

Kiplinger: When to Book Flights to Get the Lowest Fares

The best times to buy airline tickets depend on where you want to go and when you plan to travel.

CNN: Travel Cancellations Hit New High

Airfarewatchdog President George Hobica comments on the number of flight cancellations hitting a record high in January.

Los Angeles Times: Most Hated Passenger Charge: Bag Fees

The world's airlines collect more than $27 billion in passenger fees a year, according to one estimate. Of those, the most hated are baggage fees [according to Airfarewatchdog].

USA TODAY: Poll: Fliers Would Pay for Quiet Zones Free of Cell Phones

Would travelers be willing to pay extra to sit in a "Quiet Zone" if cell phone calls are permitted in flight? According to a new poll by, which tracks fares and fees, many would.

Boston Herald: Would You Pay for a Little Silence on Your Flight?

With in-flight cell phone use a possibility, how many times could you hear "guess where I'm calling you from?" before you snap? It could happen [according to Airfarewatchdog].
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