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This Week's Edition
Stories by Christopher Elliott
When airlines merge, who wins?
2012’s Worst Scams
Last year people lost billions to identity theft and deceptive debt collection.
Cheap Plastic Tricks
Don’t judge a card by its color.
The Hidden Costs Of Flying
Checking luggage? Requesting a seat? As airlines pile on the fees, Christopher Elliott reports on the push for more transparent ticket prices.
America’s financial illiteracy.
Inside the Hotel Hype Machine
A Consumer Advocate dissects the travel industry’s most exaggerated claims.
Your Credit Swiped
Can the feds protect your Visa card?
Why Superlatives Are a Bad Sell
AT&T ruling shows why companies should avoid hyping their products.
Why you should give air miles a wide berth.
Worst Travel Scams
The costliest rip-offs can come from legitimate businesses. Here's what to watch for.
The Bright Side of a Bad Travel Experience
Even the most disastrous travel experiences hold a silver lining for the adventurous traveler.