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On the Spot: Advice from The Times Travel editor

  • Schengen agreement: Understand the 90/180 rule before European travel

    Schengen agreement: Understand the 90/180 rule before European travel

    Question: Twice a year for more than 10 years, I have been flying to Zurich, Switzerland, from LAX. Each trip I stay for about a month. In September, when I was checking in at LAX, the airline agent asked whether I had spent more than 90 days in Europe in the last six months. I had never been asked...

  • How to help smooth trip through airport for passengers in wheelchairs

    How to help smooth trip through airport for passengers in wheelchairs

    Question: My husband and I plan to travel from Los Angeles to Roanoke, Va. My husband had a stroke in early 2013 and is in a wheelchair. What are the best ways to navigate the airport, from check-in to security to enplanement? Karen Poindexter La Cañada-Flintridge Answer: Poindexter asked several...

  • Make sure germs don't hitch a ride on you during plane travel

    Make sure germs don't hitch a ride on you during plane travel

    Germs are everywhere, including horrifying amounts on your cellphone and tablet, according to a study by Which?, a British consumer organization. How horrifying? Electronics are dirtier than toilet seats, its 2013 analysis said. Airplanes practically invite germs along for the ride, so when you're...

  • Togetherness has a price when flying with family

    Question: I recently booked flights from LAX to Washington's Reagan National for my husband, two daughters and me. An American Airlines reservation supervisor told me I would have to pay an additional $81 per seat to be guaranteed that my husband and I can sit with our daughters, ages 12 and 8,...

  • Chip and PIN? Chip and signature? Here's what travelers should know

    Chip and PIN? Chip and signature? Here's what travelers should know

    Question: My credit union was the first of my credit card companies to send me the new chip and PIN card. It's not that I don't trust technology, but I'd like to test the card before I leave for Europe, and I haven't yet found a store that has installed the new scanners. How do I know it will work?...

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