Travel can be a laughing matter – airline and other jokes

For something different — Here is a collection of airline and travel jokes. Some would say that airline schedules and promises are enough of a joke these days, but what the heck?
By |June 28th, 2011|Today|0 Comments|

In order to sell advanced boarding, AA may be making normal boarding more unpleasant

Is American Airlines denying families early boarding so that they can squeeze an early boarding fee from them?

What we’re reading: Segway ban in Boston not a good idea, secondary airport in Atlanta, pilots flies past security

Segway ban in Boston not a good idea, still searching for a secondary airport site in Atlanta, pilots flies past security under new TSA rules

Airlines ask for delay on price transparency, claim their own fees are too complex

The airlines are now in the position of having to sleep in the bed that they have made themselves. The Department of Transportation (DOT) in their most recent rulemaking mandated that airline itineraries include the costs for checking luggage associated with the purchased ticket.

The airlines, after claiming that their airfares and fees are fully transparent and they reveal all prices and permutations, now are begging for more time because their baggage fees are too complex to clearly be communicated to passengers.

My, my, my.

Losing a $5,000 seat to a Federal Air Marshal

Janice Hough tells the story about a super-elite flier losing his seat to a Federal Air Marshal. She wonders why the air marshal would want to be isolated upstairs on a 747.
By |June 27th, 2011|Today|12 Comments|

What we’re reading: Bombardier sees opportunity, Serengeti highway plans canceled, NTSB holds pilots accountable

Bombardier sees opportunity in Boeing delays, Serengeti highway plans canceled, NTSB wants to hold pilots accountable for safety

Experiment: Bahamas Vacation…Unplugged

Packed with me or on my person was my iPhone, blackberry, iPad, Kindle and laptop. Some of you, I’m sure at this point, are already saying this is too much stuff, but you should know I was in the middle of some important stuff at work so I was just trying to be prepared, hence the laptop.
By |June 25th, 2011|Today|0 Comments|

Weekend Poll: Is charging $5 for a boarding pass right?

Spirit Airlines has announced that on Nov. 1, it will begin charging $5 to have a boarding pass printed by a gate agent. Online check-in and airport kiosk check-in will be free until the middle of 2012 when even airport kiosk check-in will incur a dollar charge.

What we’re watching: Airline CEOs roll in money, Grand Rapids revived, going drag on USAir

This weekend on What we're watching we feature videos done by Conan O'Brien about airline CEOs, a charming promotion video about Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finally a drag queen flies on USAir.

United Airlines’ new FF upgrade rules — be careful or you could lose both miles and money

United Airlines is the latest to change their award rules this month. While the changes are not drastic, in general most awards "cost" a little more, especially upgrades.
By |June 24th, 2011|Today|1 Comment|