Hey, kids! No birth certificate, no cruise

The Mueller family was looking forward to their Alaska cruise aboard the Norwegian Star. Sue Mueller made a great booking for her family through Hotwire -- or so she thought. She checked to make sure the family had all the necessary documentation, but when they got to the pier, the Muellers got a big shock. Anita Dunham-Potter tells the story.
By |September 24th, 2007|Columns|2 Comments|

Tripso Weekend/September 23, 2007

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Bill would force airlines to prepare for long delays

Airlines and airports would have to come up with plans to provide passengers stranded by long delays with food, water, and other basic amenities under a bill the House approved yesterday.
By |September 21st, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

Landing Down Under

As summer wanes here in North America, springtime is stirring in Australia. Soon fireworks will erupt over the river parks of Brisbane, and the bromeliads will bloom in the Botanic Gardens in Adelaide. Charlie Leocha says this is the perfect time to start planning a visit to the continent Down Under.
By |September 21st, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|

Southwest keeps open seats with a twist

Southwest Airlines Co. is sticking with its unusual system of letting passengers find their own seats instead of going to one that's been assigned to them.
By |September 20th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

A missing reservation on United

He buys his airline ticket on the United Airlines Web site, but his flights are actually on US Airways and Air Canada. Or are they? When Michael Watanabe checks his reservation, he finds that half of his itinerary is missing without a trace. And United is telling him not to worry about it. But he is worried. What should he do?
By |September 20th, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|

Terror cues in passengers’ faces

TSA officials say the behavior-detection officers may play a more important role in thwarting terrorist attacks than traditional screening techniques.
By |September 19th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

OK, Rover, find those bed bugs!

Bed bugs are causing trouble at hotels all over the world. Populations are rising, and more and more travelers are feeling the telltale pinch of the bed-bug bite. But now hotel managers have found a new way to stop bed bugs in their tracks. Amy Bradley-Hole unleashes the secret.
By |September 19th, 2007|Columns|1 Comment|

Northwest CEO worries fixing late flight could raise fares

Northwest Airlines (NWA) CEO Douglas Steenland on Monday said he favors an industry agreement to trim schedules at the USA's most congested airports, but he warned that reducing flight delays that way would result in higher airfares.
By |September 18th, 2007|Today|0 Comments|

Flights of fashion

Gone are the days of dressing up to take an airplane trip. These days, travelers turn up at the airport in shorts, sweat pants, pajamas and even curlers. But where does comfort end and public spectacle begin? James Wysong gives a few pointers for high-flying fashion.
By |September 18th, 2007|Columns|0 Comments|