Money Smart: Travel pet peeves

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Flying the friendly skies can sometimes be not so friendly.

Whether someone is kicking your seat or taking up too much of the overhead bin,  there are tips to make sure you get from point A to point B safely, while saving money and time.

Experts say to allow more time at the airport than you'll need.  That will help if you run into any bumps along the way, like long security lines, for example.
Speaking of security, sign up for TSA Pre-Check. The lines are usually short and you don't have to take off your belt or shoes.

Also, research travel insurance.  If you lose your bags or have to cancel a trip last minute, it will be a lifesaver.

Various credit cards offer reward points for purchases which can lead to free flights. Also, many have a first bag free benefit which can really save you bucks. Many of them, however, do come with yearly membership fees.

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