Latest from Christopher Elliott

How to avoid big tolls with your rental car

Rental-car companies often charge customers to use their transponders, and that can result a bigger bill.

December 7, 2022

7 travel mistakes to avoid in 2023

Reserving flights, hotels and restaurants far in advance is a good idea with busy seasons expected for spring break, summer travel and winter holidays.

November 30, 2022

How to avoid getting banned on Airbnb

Even being associated with someone who is banned could get you removed from the platform.

November 23, 2022

What are your passenger rights in space?

A lack of oversight on commercial space travel companies like Blue Origin, SpaceX or Virgin Galactic creates questions around delays, cancellations and refunds.

November 16, 2022

How to avoid surprise rental car charges

Like airlines and baggage fees or hotels and resort fees, renting a car comes with hidden costs.

November 9, 2022

U.S. flights need more consumer protections. We should look to Europe.

In Europe, airlines often have to pay passengers for flight cancellations, delays and mishandled baggage.

November 2, 2022

How to replace — and avoid — a damaged passport

If your passport has water damage or rips, you probably need a new one. Here's what to do.

October 26, 2022

Using the wrong ATM in Europe could cost you hundreds of dollars

Marked-up conversion rates at ATM terminals from companies like Euronet can take advantage of travelers who don't read the fine print.

October 19, 2022

How to deal with an airline or hotel chatbot — and how to get a human

Travel companies turned to AI during the pandemic to deal with labor shortages. It's here to stay.

October 12, 2022

How to prevent lost luggage — and get compensation when you don’t

Front-end preparation can help ensure that you and your suitcase arrive at the same destination.

October 5, 2022