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Weekend what we’re reading: What’s that thing? Fast lane becoming toll lanes, sleeping better at hotels

What's the strip over the door of planes? Are fast lanes the newest revenue producer for cash-strapped highway funds? And, hotels team up with Cornell sleep experts to help clients sleep better.
By |November 30th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

Online Christmas (and other holidays) gifts for travelers

With Christmas fast approaching, have you finished your gift list, checked it twice and finished your shopping? Or do you still have some presents to buy? If you need ideas for what to get for folks who travel a lot for pleasure or business, a “gift of go” can be the perfect solution.
By |November 29th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Possible Qantas takeover law change, be a good restaurant customer, travel sales

Possible Qantas takeover law change, be a good restaurant customer, travel sales

150th anniversary of Lincoln’s declaration of Thanksgiving

In 1863, along with the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln also declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday. He is the one who made the last Thursday in November the official date.
By |November 28th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

My bag was checked on a flight that didn’t exist

Frequent fliers and regular readers of Consumer Traveler are by now familiar with most of the things that can go wrong with joint tickets on airline partners. But, this recent Lufthansa/United debacle for one of my clients was a new one and resulted in his bag being checked onto a flight that didn't exist; and, hadn't existed for months.
By |November 27th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: AA judge to rule on merger before Thanksgiving, DOT fines GOL Linhas, discover something new at home

AA judge to rule on merger before Thanksgiving, DOT fines GOL Linhas, discover something new at home

Why are families drowning in travel fees?

The travel industry likes to describe itself as "family friendly." But some customers and family travel experts claim the travel industry preys on families as much as it pampers them, broadsiding these helpless customers with junk fees and surcharges.

What we’re reading: New Boeing interiors, Bidding for first class, Airfare increases

New Boeing interiors, Bidding for first class, Airfare increases

Will airlines need to install “Phone Booths of Silence?”

The FCC is considering lifting its ban on cellphone use for phone calls on airplanes inflight. Ned Levi explores the problem of cellphone use inflight, in part, by examining cellphone use on Amtrak, and proposes a possible solution which would allow airline passengers to make phone calls without disturbing fellow passengers.
By |November 25th, 2013|Columns|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: US needs to improve travel infrastructure, to talk or not to talk? Radio AIR Chicago debuts

US needs to improve travel infrastructure, to talk or not to talk? AIR Chicago radio station debuts