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Not all miles are created equal — some cautions for those trying for elite status

Late November may mean the start of the shopping season to most Americans, but to many frequent fliers, this time of year means something else — mileage runs.
By |November 30th, 2011|Today|8 Comments|

What we’re reading: AA Chapter 11 filing tweets, site for discount space travel launched, government aircraft ops lack oversight

Twitter reactions to AA Chapter 11 filing, site for discount outerspace travel launched, government aircraft ops lack oversight

American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection — What does it mean for AA customers?

In response to customer questions about the filing for bankruptcy protection by American Airlines, the airline has published this series of Frequent Asked Questions. Basically, from a customer's point of view, nothing changes.
By |November 29th, 2011|Today|3 Comments|

Menendez calls for transparency in all airline fees

The battle with the airlines and consumer groups, such as the Consumer Travel Alliance, about whether or not passengers will be told the full price of transportation including baggage fees and other obscure ancillary fees is still raging on Capitol Hill.
By |November 29th, 2011|Today|10 Comments|

What we’re reading: Magical Forest in Las Vegas, UK strike to affect airports and airlines, airlines cut small jets

Magical Forest in Las Vegas for the holidays, UK strike to dramatically affect airports and airlines, airlines cut smaller regional jets

Can unsafe, ineffective TSA security methods make us safe?

In November, TSA Administrator, John Pistole, agreed to have an independent study of TSA's full body scanners' health effects on air passengers. Now Mr. Pistole is apparently backing away from his health safety testing commitment. Ned Levi discusses the health and safety issues of the scanners, and whether or not they can do the job for which they were purchased.
By |November 28th, 2011|Columns|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: Why must we turn off devices?, Trump Marina rebranded as Golden Nugget, Vegas strives to become Asian gateway

Why must we turn off electronic devices at takeoff and landing?, Trump Marina renamed Golden Nugget, Las Vegas strives to become gateway to Asia
By |November 28th, 2011|Today|1 Comment|

Amelia Island: A town time forgot — thank goodness

It's a town time forgot — or maybe it just refused to move forward. Serene and unpretentious, Amelia Island remains in the 1900s — reveling in its long, colorful history, quite aware it no longer has to prove anything to the rest of the world.

Weekend what we’re reading: Major airline closing operations, buy welcome banners at airports, bullfights back on Spanish TV

This weekend we learn about one of the world's biggest airlines being dismantled, poster vending machines at airports and bullfighting possibly returning to Spanish TV.
By |November 26th, 2011|Today|5 Comments|

What we’re reading: Spirit fined by DOT, Superfly takes on Kayak and Google, Boeing talks to pilots in flight

Spirit fined by DOT, Superfly takes on Kayak and Google, Boeing talks to pilots in flight to help manage fuel