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Carrick on money: How did air travel get so awful?

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

How did air travel get so awful?
Endless surcharges, frequent delays, crowded planes…Maclean's tackles the indisputable horribleness of air travel these days. Summer driving trips, anyone?

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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