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    United sues tech wizard, free checked bags on Alaska Airlines, Snow in Vegas on New Years Eve?

United sues tech wizard, free checked bags on Alaska Airlines, Snow in Vegas on New Years Eve?

United sues tech hidden-city wizard, Alaska to offer free first checked bag to all frequent flier members, Las Vegas expecting snow on New Years eve.
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    How long is too long? Is it time to regulate airline baggage delivery?

How long is too long? Is it time to regulate airline baggage delivery?

With baggage fees a given these days, one would think that there should be some minimum level of service for delivery of checked baggage at destinations. Alas, no such rules exist, resulting in random wait-times at baggage carousels.

Should car rental companies profit from toll roads?

Automatic tolls are everywhere it seems these days and if travelers don't have the proper transponders they get whacked with collections and fines. If driving a rental car, watch out for additional fees.
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    Is it safe to fly in Southeast Asia? Devalued airline miles, Hertz rates rise

Is it safe to fly in Southeast Asia? Devalued airline miles, Hertz rates rise

Is it safe to fly in Southeast Asia or risky? Get the most from your airline miles before they are devalued. Hertz raising rates on rentals.
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    Google and Microsoft join the fight against Marriott blocking guests’ MIFI

Google and Microsoft join the fight against Marriott blocking guests’ MIFI

When Marriott blocked guest MIFI units at one of their hotels to ostensively protect guests from hackers, guests complained. The FCC found indiscriminate illegal MIFI blocking by Marriott, and fined them. Now Marriott has petitioned the FCC to legally let them block guests' MIFI despite the law.
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    New EAL gets its first plane, a look back at AirTran Airways, New Year’s Eve planning

New EAL gets its first plane, a look back at AirTran Airways, New Year’s Eve planning

New Eastern Airlines gets its first plane, a look back at AirTran Airways now folded into Southwest, New Year's Eve planning takes a year

Newsletter – December 28, 2014

A collection of top stories from the past week featured on ConsumerTraveler and Travelers United.
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    Sunday Musings: Live like an Italian, Dali disturbing Christmas, we all want airline fee transparency

Sunday Musings: Live like an Italian, Dali disturbing Christmas, we all want airline fee transparency

Learning to live like Italians will add another dimension to life, Salvador Dali didn't mix with Christmas in 1960, and airlines are still grinches when it comes to airline fee transparency.
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    Mountain-town hotel, Unusual winter breaks, Cuba tourism thrives

Mountain-town hotel, Unusual winter breaks, Cuba tourism thrives

A hotel breaths life into an abandoned village in Italy, 10 wonderful European winter escapes that don't involve skiing, and a look at Cuba's travel and tourism market that thrives in spite of the US emabargo.

What?! No Christmas gifts from my airline?

Anyone expecting gifts from the airlines this year were sorely disappointed, unless they were stockholders or ultra-elite fliers. The rest of their passengers, especially those in coach, got big lumps of coal.