Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean the airlines aren’t out to getcha

This is not a post about families needing to pay to sit together. Nor is it about whether it’s right or wrong for airlines to charge people to sit in a non-torturous position for long flights. But when travelers pay serious money for seat assignments, you would think they’d get those seat assignments, without needing […]

When “guaranteed late arrival” isn’t actually guaranteed.

Years ago, many hotels would accept reservations without a credit card, but only hold the rooms until, say, 4 or 6 p.m. A credit card guaranteed late arrival, but also meant travelers that didn’t show up would be charged. These days, a credit card guarantee is almost always mandatory, with cancellation required usually at least […]