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Ridiculous or not? Hotels eye airline-like rebooking fees

Walton needed to cancel her reservation a day before her arrival. “An agent told me they would charge a $100 fee – the price of one night,” she says. “So even if they are able to rebook the room I will not get a refund.”
By |September 30th, 2011|Columns|9 Comments|

What we’re reading: Millions for runway for no one, Riviera’s cruise suite sizes, terrorism impact on business aviation

Millions for an Alaskan island runway for no one, Riviera's cruise suite sizes, terrorism impact on business aviation
By |September 30th, 2011|Today|1 Comment|

U.S. 2010 overseas travel drops dramatically

The economic crisis in the United States has dramatically hurt overseas travel. U.S. International Air Travel Statistics collected by the Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (OTTI), a part of the Commerce Department, show a dramatic reduction in travel from the United States to Europe, South and Central America. and to Asia.
By |September 29th, 2011|Today|3 Comments|

Is American Airlines moving towards charging for all advance seat assignments?

American has come out with a "Preferred Seating" plan. It's hardly "preferred" to consumers and it may herald the start of an even worse plan. Here's why I think so.
By |September 29th, 2011|Today|38 Comments|

What we’re reading: A new way to see the US, sleep underground in Sweden, restaurant name is a mouthful to some

A new way to see the US, sleep underground in Sweden in an old mine, restaurant name is a mouthful to some
By |September 29th, 2011|Today|2 Comments|

Obama proposes new traveler security taxes. Don’t double (or triple) TSA’s funding, cut the organization back!

Believe it or not, President Obama wants to increase, immediately, the airport security tax from $2.50 per one-way airline ticket to $5. Later, he wants to ramp the tax to $7.50 per one-way ticket or $15 per round trip.
By |September 28th, 2011|Today|22 Comments|

What we’re reading: Virgin America gives real-time deals, cruise sellers collecting more fees, UAL pilots sue to slow merger

Virgin America launches real-time deals for everything from candy to rental cars, cruise sellers collecting more fees, UAL pilots sue to stop merger integration because of training issues
By |September 28th, 2011|Today|2 Comments|

TSA watch: A crazy agency finally gets an official diagnosis

You probably already suspected that the idea of a Department of Homeland Security in general, and the Transportation Security Administration, specifically, was a little crazy. Last week, all doubts were removed.
By |September 27th, 2011|Columns|4 Comments|

What we’re reading: Boeing delivers first 787, women making out get tossed by SWA, man brings guns on Air Canada flight

Boeing delivers first 787 to ANA, women making out get tossed by SWA because other passengers complain, man brings guns aboard Air Canada flight
By |September 27th, 2011|Today|2 Comments|

4 tips for easier online airline check-in

Only a few years ago online check-in seemed like a novelty. Airlines would even bribe passengers with extra miles to try it. Now, while no U.S. carrier charges more to check in at the airport, yet, online check-in is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and easier.
By |September 26th, 2011|Today|6 Comments|