Fare type requirements: Most lines do guarantee a replacement seat without any fare difference, but not always. It’s not unheard of for an airline to require that replacement seats must be available in the same “inventory,” meaning that if your original fare was in one of the lowest fare categories, you have to find a replacement seat in the same low-fare category—which could be impossible over a busy holiday period—even if higher-fare seats are available. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
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Ventilate the attic and insulate the attic floor to stop warm air in the house from melting snow and ice on the roof. Wrap exposed pipes with insulation sleeves or 2 inches of Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed heat tape. Caulk cracks and holes in the home's outer walls and foundation. Holes left by cable installation can also leave pipes exposed. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to let warm air circulate around pipes. Trickle water from faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated or unprotected spaces. Locate the home's main water valve — typically in the basement or outside near the curb — so you can turn water off quickly if a pipe does burst. If you leave the house unoccupied for an extended period, shut off the water and have a professional drain the system. Turn the heat down, but don't turn it off. Clear surfaces where you walk or drive … [Read more...] about Winter is coming: Be prepared for costly, damaging storms
9 Things to Pack for Unpredictable Fall Weather: Because it can still be unseasonably warm (or cold) for Thanksgiving and Christmas. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Holiday Travel Survival Guide
A survey carried out by Post Office Travel Money, in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays, reports that a one-week break to Bansko in Bulgaria costs, on average, £1,530 for a family of four. This is almost £100 cheaper than the second cheapest resort, Bardonecchia in Italy, which claimed the top spot in the survey last year. … [Read more...] about Revealed: The cheapest ski resorts for families this winter
The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was about 415 miles (670 kilometers) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland, blowing away from land with maximum sustained winds down to 40 mph (65 kph). … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Melissa dissipating, no longer a threat