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Tripso Weekend/September 30, 2007

By |September 30th, 2007|Weekend|Comments Off|

Bush vows action on airline delays

President Bush ordered his top aviation regulators Thursday to reduce the record flight delays that plagued airports this summer.
By |September 28th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

Maysville, Kentucky: Americana on the Ohio River

On the south bank of the Ohio River in northern Kentucky is a town where time stands still. Riverboats dock beside the bridge. Cabaret plays in the restored opera house. Locals talk politics over ham and eggs at the diner. Maysville and its neighboring town Washington (a living museum) offer a wonderful and fast-disappearing peek into the world of early America.
By |September 28th, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|

Getting taken for a ride: airline fees

You paid a fee to purchase the ticket, you may have even chalked up the extra charge for an exit-row seat, and you're prepared to spend $5 for a cocktail on board - but when plans change and you need to modify your flights accordingly, that's when you really get hit.
By |September 27th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

A reservation, but no room

Expedia confirms a reservation for one night in a New York hotel. There's just one problem: The booking doesn't exist. That leaves one unhappy traveler homeless for the night -- and Janice Japa, the person who made the reservation, is trying in vain to get her money back.
By |September 27th, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|

2007 set to be worst year for flight delays

Frequent and lengthy flight delays are increasing and worsening, putting 2007 on track to break records set in 2000, according to a Department of Transportation inspector general report.
By |September 26th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

Pack light with double-duty travel gear

We've all seen the headlines in magazines and catalogs: "Check out the hottest new travel gear!" And what do we find? Expensive clothing, complicated equipment and ridiculous gadgets "for your in-flight convenience." What we really need is some lightweight, packable, multi-tasking gear that will pass through security and keep our bags under the weight limit. Tim Leffel's got the goods.
By |September 26th, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|

TSA considers reservations for airport security

Like golfers who reserve tee times and diners who reserve restaurant slots, airline passengers may be able to reserve the time they go through airport security.
By |September 25th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

How not to fly: 10 mistakes to avoid on an airplane

Air travel is full of mistakes waiting to happen. There are the errors we make at home before the trip, and the ones we make at the airport, and of course the ones we make once we get where we're going. But some of the worst mistakes are the ones people make on the airplane. James Wysong sets folks straight.
By |September 25th, 2007|Columns|3 Comments|

Angry pilots at US Airways near vote on union ouster

A group of disgruntled US Airways pilots says it's close to forcing a vote to choose a new union and stall contract negotiations with the carrier indefinitely.
By |September 24th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|