Bullfights: Should they be added to UNESCO’s list of world treasures?

Bullfights. Should they be added to UNESCO’s list of world treasures? Many people in Spain think the tradition should be included. After all, it’s a seminal part of the country’s history. Now, The French Ministry of Culture is backing the proposal and the International Humane Society is up in arms.

Delta joins United in making it easier for passengers to track their bags

For some years, United Airlines has had kiosks in major airport baggage claim areas, where passengers can check the status of their bags. These kiosks don’t make it any more likely that a bag is actually on the right flight, but it does help giving travelers a head up if there’s a problem. Now Delta joins the baggage-tracking club.

A booking fee for AA flights? It could happen

American Airlines has been in the travel news a great deal recently, not so much for anything going on with their planes, but with how they want their flights booked. Now they are threatening travel agents with a $5.50 segment fee for flights not booked on their system. Another stealth fee for consumers may be coming from AA through travel agents to consumers.

TSA ID requirements — security theater not security

Many travelers assert that TSA doesn’t have the authority to require travelers show their IDs to confirm their identity to TSA in order to be able to fly commercial airlines. Ned Levi has reviewed TSA’s ID requirements and whether or not TSA has the legal authority, explains why he believes they are nothing more than security theater, and don’t make us safer.

Where’s the outrage?

I have just one question in the wake of the Transportation Department’s so-called “historic” rulemaking on airline passenger rights.