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What we’re reading: NTSB investigates hole in AA 757, new Boeing 737 Sky Interior, Allegiant FAs seek union

NTSB to investigate hole in AA 757, Boeing delivers first 737 Sky Interior, Allegiant FAs seek union vote

5 tips to avoid the chaos of French strikes

When the French strike, they can cause travel chaos and do. Their motto — Strike first and then negotiate. There have been recent transportation stoppages in some parts of the country, while the French unions have been striking against raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. Here are tips from the front lines.
By |October 30th, 2010|Today|8 Comments|

Weekend what we’re reading — driverless cars, faster Eurostar trains, why CO cut free food, space flights

Google tests driverless cars, faster Eurostar trains link London and Paris in two hours, why CO cut free food, space flights coming
By |October 30th, 2010|Today|3 Comments|

Southwest Airlines’ onboard WiFi pricing — free or $5

Southwest will offer WiFi onboard its fleet at a special introductory flat rate of $5 per flight for any device or flight length.
By |October 29th, 2010|Today|4 Comments|

“This seems more like fraud to me”

Ken Smith isn't the only person affected by the untimely demise of Cruise West. But he thought he wouldn't be in the same boat as the other stranded passengers. After all, he had travel insurance.

The latest critic of TSA — BA’s CEO

Long before Al Qaeda even existed, Great Britain had become unfortunately all too familiar with modern terrorism. Besides the IRA's regular attacks, there was the horrible Lockerbie Pan Am bombing, so it's not as if the country is naive about the potential dangers. Their airline is giving TSA low marks.
By |October 29th, 2010|Today|10 Comments|

What we’re reading: Southwest’s instrument failure, SWA/AirTran can be ‘home run,’ Boeing flexible

Southwest's navigation system failure, SWA says deal can be 'home run', airlines flexible with 787 talks

JetBlue’s “You Above All” ads may bring unwanted attention to their dozens of other fees

Chris Muise takes a look at jetBlue’s clever ads lampooning the audacity of the major carriers for tacking on baggage and other ancillary fees. According to Jones, “JetBlue has joined Southwest in launching pointed ads aimed at competitors who charge extra fees that irk many passengers.” But what about jetBlue’s fees?
By |October 28th, 2010|Today|3 Comments|

A fee for lighting up in our room? But we don’t smoke!

Chris Elliott deals with a novel problem — a non-smoking family gets charged a $250 cleaning fee for smoking in a non-smoking room. Is their money gone up in smoke?

Things your flight attendant won’t tell you

Readers Digest published a story about "50 secrets your pilot won't tell you." Now the flight attendants have their turn. Here are some insights from the same magazine letting passengers know what flight attendants have to say about them and some lessons.
By |October 28th, 2010|Today|5 Comments|