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    If your schedule changes, you pay. Why shouldn’t airlines do the same?

If your schedule changes, you pay. Why shouldn’t airlines do the same?

Airlines love to slap us with change fees when our schedules change. Although, as frequent travelers all know, especially

By |February 25th, 2015|Today|5 Comments|
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    The 7 most annoying airline travelers you’ll meet before you board the plane

The 7 most annoying airline travelers you’ll meet before you board the plane

Some of the most annoying people when traveling are found at airports. Janice Hough takes a look at some classic examples of travelers who irritate us the most.

Is airline boarding starting too early?

Of all the time spent on an airplane, sitting in seats at the gate waiting for the departure has got to be amongst the worst. Are planes boarding too early?
By |February 11th, 2015|Today|5 Comments|
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    You can connect, but your bags can’t — UA and AA’s latest service cut

You can connect, but your bags can’t — UA and AA’s latest service cut

Bad for passengers. Airlines are looking for ways to force passengers onto their partner airlines. The latest is by refusing to transfer checked bags to other non-alliance airlines.

Kudos to Hyatt for not playing games with free WiFi

It's about time. Hyatt Hotels makes it simple — Free WiFi at all Hyatt Hotels, worldwide, period, no matter how or by whom the reservation is booked.

One reason why airline fuel surcharges are still sky high

When airlines apply discounts and commissions to airfares, it behooves them to keep the fare low and raise the surcharges. That way they keep more money on discounts and pay less commissions on sales.
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    How new hotel booking apps and websites may be costing travelers

How new hotel booking apps and websites may be costing travelers

New hotel websites featuring last-minute bookings may be making traditional 24 cancellation policies a relic of the past.
By |January 13th, 2015|Today|0 Comments|
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    5 issues with hidden-city ticketing — should United & Orbitz have let a sleeping website lie?

5 issues with hidden-city ticketing — should United & Orbitz have let a sleeping website lie?

Hidden-city tickets has been around for decades. The latest United/Orbitz suit against a website highlighting the savings may end up backfiring and causing more problems for both airlines and passengers trying to game the system.
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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.

7 tips for making tight airline connections

The best rule is don't purchase airline tickets with tight connections. But, if you must, here are 7 rules that will help travelers make short connections.