What we’re reading: Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Frontier Airlines chooses the dark side, begins charging for carry-on bags Frontier Airlines is following Spirit Airlines’ lead by charging for carry-on bags effective Monday, April 28. They did mention that they are lowering their base airfare by an average of 12 percent. Frontier carry-on fee breakdown:* · Pay for your carry-on online during purchase: […]

Caution! Train photography can be dangerous

Trains and train stations, whether modern or historic, are often a favorite photography subject for travelers. The attraction to photograph trains of all kinds and ages has been pulling vacationers to stand on tracks and train platforms to catch perfect shots for years. The world’s love affair with railroads and railroading started in the 19th […]

What we’re reading: Guide to in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin America starts service from DAL, AA-US merger cleared

A traveler’s guide to in-flight WiFi Ever wonder how in-flight Wi-Fi works? Zach Honig explains it all. Assuming a plane doesn’t leave its coverage area, satellite services, such as Panasonic’s eXConnect, Row 44’s Ku-band solution or ViaSat’s speedier Ka-band Exede, maintain a line-of-sight connection with the aircraft from the moment it leaves the gate to […]

Sunday musings: The 1% on airlines, airplane boarding, safety on ferries

Today, we examine the best-of-the-best airline seating and how it gets that way. We take a look at boarding aircraft and ask ourselves, “Why can’t they figure out a better way?” Finally, with the Korean ferry sinking in the news, we take a look at statistics on ferry safety; they’re safer than flying.

What are our representatives thinking? Legalizing drip pricing is madness

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed H.R. 4156 that they mistakenly, or cynically, call the Airfares Transparency Act of 2014. These representatives listed below decided to strip consumer protections against misleading and deceptive pricing by airlines. Sign our petition now being circulated through

What we’re reading: American opinions on the TSA, summering in Alaska, Tavern on the Green reopens

Who screens the screeners? American opinions on the TSA The Harris Poll recently asked Americans what they thought of the TSA. When it comes to who are acceptable candidates to become TSA agents, Americans appear flexible on qualifications but mindful of past misdeeds. Majorities feel it would be acceptable for someone who didn’t attend college […]