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Let By The Way help you navigate travel dilemmas

Travel is complicated and expensive right now. We’ll take your questions to an expert.

(Cynthia Kittler/For The Washington Post)

Traveling has always come with complications: missed flights, lost luggage and canceled reservations. But the pandemic upped the ante on travelers’ anxieties. It ushered in a new normal for travel, which includes higher prices, labor shortage and safety concerns. By The Way wants to help you work through the chaos with expert-backed advice.

Send us your questions

Reporter Natalie B. Compton will take your questions to the right professionals to get answers travelers need as you navigate the new normal. Whether you are trying to pick a line-cutting service or your Airbnb host won’t refund you, we’re here to help. Submit your questions to us here, and stay tuned for advice.