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Avoiding Hidden Airline Fees

Laura Martone is more accustomed to talking cross-country travel by road and not air, but in this piece she goes over some tips and tricks for making a flight more affordable.

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Clouds of Consolidation Threaten Brazil’s Open Skies

In recent years, both Brazilians and foreigners traveling around Brazil have rejoiced in the emergence of a number of top-notch, budget airlines such as Trip, Webjet, Azul, and Avianca (formerly Ocean Air). Giving the two dominant giants of the Brazilian skies – TAM and Gol – a run for their money, these efficient start-ups have played a major role in opening up new routes and, more importantly, in making prices much more competitive to the increasingly large number of passengers who are taking to the Brazilian skies.

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The Perfect Gift

Last week when president Obama made his first-ever visit to Brazil, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff gifted him with a glossy picture book rife with alluring images of Rio de Janeiro. Although it’s customary for the receiving heads-of-state to gift the visitors, Brazilians were hoping that Obama would give them a present as well: a waiver of the visa requirements that the U.S. demands for Brazilian travelers.

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