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4 New Year’s traveler resolutions

Ned Levi has four new year's resolutions for travelers which can enhance their sojourns. Ned wishes everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
By |December 31st, 2012|Columns|4 Comments|

What we’re reading: AA/USAir merger rumors, New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong, Cars Land in Rose Bowl parade

AA/USAir merger may happen in January, New Year's Eve in Hong Kong, Cars Land will be in Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade

Sunday musings: Competing cell phone fates, hotels unbundling room rates, rental car collision damage

From planes to hotels to rental cars, here are issues that have different facets. Is using a cell phone on flights heaven or hell? How much can hotels deduct from their room rates in their drive toward a la carte prices? When do you need rental-car collision damage waiver?
By |December 30th, 2012|Today|3 Comments|

12 most-read ConsumerTraveler posts of 2012

Here are the 12 top columns from this past year in terms of pageviews. Many of these columns were written over the past few years, but they show what is important to travelers today and display where ConsumerTraveler.com performs an appreciated service for travelers.
By |December 29th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

Airline code-sharing — deceptive, misleading and growing

Once upon a time, code-sharing was used to link mainline carriers with their regional airline networks. It started as a way to mislead consumers into thinking that the airline taking them from airport to airport was the same company.
By |December 28th, 2012|Today|6 Comments|

What we’re reading: A380 landing at San Francisco, falling foods for New Year’s Eve, Southwest jet goes off taxiway

A380 landing at San Francisco, falling foods for New Year's Eve, Southwest jet goes off taxiway

4 end-of-year frequent-traveler housekeeping tips

Here are four items that frequent travelers should potentially add to their end-or-year housekeeping list.
By |December 27th, 2012|Today|2 Comments|

What we’re reading: Crandall’s view on merger, TSA laughing at your image, hangover recovery tips

Crandall's view on merger, TSA laughing at body images, hangover recovery
By |December 27th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

My first Boxing Day

For years, one of our most popular contributors was James Wysong, a flight attendant and the author of Flying High with A Frank Steward. Here is a story he posted in 2006 about celebrating his first Boxing Day in London. Enjoy and Happy Boxing Day.
By |December 26th, 2012|Today|3 Comments|

What we’re reading: Hawaii and travel agents, Ryanair voted worst airline, Las Vegas Air launch?

Hawaii is a challenge for travel agents, Ryanair voted worst airline, Las Vegas Air may launch in 2013