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    Warning: You’re losing money when you (only) take those fee waivers!

Warning: You’re losing money when you (only) take those fee waivers!

During the recent snowstorms sweeping across the country, airlines are offering no-change-fee rebookings, but they often come with restrictions. Is that the best way to go?
By |February 12th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

What are you thinking TSA?

The recent arrests for guns carried on to planes by an FAA inspector, and airline employees point to a serious deficiency in TSA's "Twenty Layers of US Aviation Security." Ned Levi investigates.
By |February 9th, 2015|Getting there|0 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.

Severe air turbulence at 30,000 feet

Severe air turbulence while flying can cause severe injuries to flight crew members and passengers alike. Learn about clear-air turbulence and what passengers can do to protect against its effects.
By |February 2nd, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

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.

Air travel security: guns, explosives, and hidden weapons

The number of weapons being attempted to be illegally brought on-board planes in carry-on bags has ballooned in recent years. Ned Levi discusses this problem which is causing passengers major inconvenience and delays.
By |January 26th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

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.

Is Marriott’s Wi-Fi hotspot U-turn a hollow victory?

Marriott announced they will no longer block guests' personal Web hotspots but a close look at their release reveals this reprieve may be a short-lived.
By |January 19th, 2015|Getting there|0 Comments|

Planes versus high speed trains in the US

Most people who fly in the economy section of US airlines are uncomfortable, unhappy about extra fees, and/or feel hassled at the airport. Ned Levi discusses why northeastern US travelers often choose America's only high speed rail, Acela, over flying.
By |January 12th, 2015|Getting there|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.