With a little help from TSA, 2011 could be a flat year for travel

“I’m torn about whether I’ll travel more next year or not,” says Jeff Cohen, a stock trader from Austin, Tex. “I tend to go on a couple of large trips a year and was planning a major trip for the first half of 2011, to somewhere exotic. But the recent TSA crackdown has me rethinking that.”

Bowl games and holidays, why don’t airlines add flights?

As college football nears its bowl season, many commentators are discussing the fact that bowl committees make decisions based on how a team’s fans travel. Whether you agree or disagree with that rationale, from a profit or even breakeven perspective, they have a point. No one wants to hold a game in a half-empty stadium.

AA’s direct connect gambit and why it matters to consumers

According to AA, they want travel agents to allow the airline to better serve the traveling public. Hold onto your wallets and don’t fall for this AA scam. It may be a battle between inside-the-airline-world corporations at the moment, but it will have dire consequences for consumers if AA is permitted to evade competitive pricing in the name of personalization.