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Delta’s new frequent flier policy — a war on corporate travel departments and leisure travelers?

Delta Airlines has raised the frequent flier program ante, by announcing a switch in 2015 to an all dollar-based mileage system, where award miles depend solely on the price you pay.
By |February 28th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs, touring the Boeing plant, new paint job lands in Philadelphia

Qantas to cut 5,000 jobs, touring the Boeing plant, first repainted USAir plane lands in Philadelphia

A surprise $600 bill for my Mexico car rental

Arjun Aiyer receives a surprise bill for an extra $600 after renting a car in Mexico. The company alleges the vehicle was damaged while Aiyer was driving it. But where's the proof?

What we’re reading: Delta to change FF mile accrual, US open to privatizing ATC, Sixt rent-a-car in Vegas

Delta to switch method for point accrual, US open to privatizing ATC, Sixt rent-a-car opens in Vegas

How cruise line cancellation and quarantine policies can exacerbate the norovirus problem.

As much as the media loves to report on the latest cruise ship norovirus outbreak, in reality, most people cruise happily without any health issues. Plus, to be fair, sometimes people who report feeling ill may also be feeling the effect of a few two many "Bahama Mamas" or the equivalent, not to mention sun, potential late nights, richer food than normal, etc. etc. However, for those unlikely cruises who end up on one of the unlucky cruises, it can be truly miserable. Even a day's discomfort out of precious vacation time can feel much too long.
By |February 26th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: JetBlue’s GoPack, remembering the DC-10, Disney parks raise ticket prices

JetBlue's GoPack, remembering the DC-10, Disney parks raise ticket prices

Are e-checks a safe way to pay for travel?

As she paged through Viking River Cruises’ glossy brochure one recent afternoon, Diane Moskal noticed a new way to save money: If she booked the Waterways of the Tsars itinerary sailing from Moscow to St. Petersburg with something called an e-check, the cruise line promised to knock $100 off the fare.
By |February 25th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Orlando to offer first automated passport control, Aussie slang 101, improved cellphone service at Disney

Orlando to offer first APC kiosks, Aussie slang 101, improved cellphone service at Disney

Going on a cruise? Tips to help you choose your cabin

Despite the recent bad news about norovirus outbreaks on four ships already this year, the cruise industry is still head toward 20 million or more passengers in 2014. While cruising isn't for everyone, if you're considering a cruise for the first time, Ned Levi has some tips to help you chose your cabin aboard your ship.
By |February 24th, 2014|Columns|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Spirit Airlines’ hate fliers, Frankfurt flights disrupted due to strike, Instagram tips

Spirit Airlines' hate fliers, Frankfurt flights disrupted due to strike, Instagram tips