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About Charlie Leocha

Charles Leocha is a nationally recognized expert on affordable travel and the publisher of Consumer Traveler. He is the author of Travel Rights and a series of guidebooks covering the USA and Europe. In 2009 he founded the Consumer Travel Alliance together with Christopher Elliott. It was renamed Travelers United in 2014. During his time with Travelers United, he has testified regularly before Congress and serves on consumer advisory committees with DOT and TSA.
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    Senate rattles the airlines’ personal airfares and privacy plans

Senate rattles the airlines’ personal airfares and privacy plans

Senate leaders have questioned the DOT response to personalized pricing from a privacy point of view. This supports a long-time effort by Travelers United.
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    Sunday musings: The perfect American road trip, town dedicated to beer, selecting wine for flights

Sunday musings: The perfect American road trip, town dedicated to beer, selecting wine for flights

Going on the perfect USA road trip that touches every state in the country. Visiting a tourist town that loves its beer. And, selecting wines for airline impact.
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    What we’re watching: Italy vs. Europe, Delta Christmas in May, travel by drone

What we’re watching: Italy vs. Europe, Delta Christmas in May, travel by drone

Enjoy these videos, discovered randomly — the difference between Italians and the rest of Europe, a flight attendant's view of full flights, and travel by drones.

Geopolitical changes and Open Skies agreements

It is not subsidies that are driving the growth of Gulf carriers, it is the shift in the economic center of the world. Southern Asia and southern Africa have the planet's fastest growing middle class.
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    Sunday musings: Ban one-way streets, Tittygrams, airlines and refugees

Sunday musings: Ban one-way streets, Tittygrams, airlines and refugees

How do one-way streets affect quality of life. Can messages scrawled on breasts enhance attention to a message? And, why are so many refugees dying while trying to sail from Africa to Euroope?
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What do airline consumers complain about most?

Two new studies about customer service show that airlines are failing. One study shows a decline in service. The other, shows a slight improvement, but still a very poor grade.
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    More carry-on space, sex scandal reaction, Virgin/Delta res system

More carry-on space, sex scandal reaction, Virgin/Delta res system

New bigger carry-on bag bins provide more space, Shuster sex scandal in DC taints airline legislation, Delta and Virgin to use same reservation system
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    Sunday musings: Sex and airlines in DC, Changing street signs, When to worry during flight,

Sunday musings: Sex and airlines in DC, Changing street signs, When to worry during flight,

Airline lobbyists "relationship" with House Transportation chief, driving without signs and stoplights, pilots speak about flying.

Are shrinking airline seats unsafe and unhealthy, too?

As the space between one airline seat and the seat behind it continues to get smaller and smaller, and

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    What we’re reading: FF miles for weird rewards, teaching driverless cars, airline service matters

What we’re reading: FF miles for weird rewards, teaching driverless cars, airline service matters

Wild and whacky frequent flier rewards, driverless cars that match the personalities of their owners and airilne customer service as a key to loyalty.