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Here is some of the best travel news and notes from around the Internet:
- American Express is apparently eliminating pro-rated annual fee refunds. So you’ll need to cancel by the fee date (or a few days later; I believe it’s either 30 or 60 days) to get a fee refund
- This was an interesting visualization of every airport to every other airport it has a direct flight to.
- An interview with traveler Alex. I enjoyed his take on racism on the road.
- Here are 5 tips for minimizing TSA wait times. One additional one that I would add is that many larger airports have multiple screening points. So the security area closest to your gate might not be the fastest way to get there – you could screen at a different terminal with a shorter line and still get to your gate faster.
- If you missed the big news yesterday, American has announced some huge changes to their AAdvantage program. Here is a take from View from the Wing and one from One Mile at a Time talking about whether they will consider switching their airline loyalty.
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