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Airline march to deny comparison shopping for consumers

Comparison shopping is a four-letter word for airlines. Anytime, a consumers can compare prices of a ticket on Delta, United and American the airlines feel they are losing. And, they are. When they openly publish airfares, the free market can work the way it should.


Newsletter – July 20, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: European rental car fees, Resort fees, Re-evaluating airline change fees, 10 hotel problems which should never happen and more… The U.S. isn’t the only player in the car rental fee game. Consumers also need to be […]


Newsletter – July 12, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: USA road trips, Club Sandwich Index 2.0,  Zippers, “Guaranteed late arrival”, EU selfie ban Who doesn’t love road trips and the opportunity to explore lesser-known places in the USA? Route 66, Big Sur and the […]


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 […]


Newsletter – July 5, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: Complete ticket information, Visit Africa in North America, Code-sharing, Travel insurance and more Without a ticket, and the information contained on it, a traveler has no way of knowing which provisions of the tariff apply, […]


Newsletter — May 17, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. A week in review: Road rage report, Headlight limitations, Benefits of Open Skies agreements, Pictures on planes, Seat surcharges, Cruising in Venice Texters, tailgaters, left-lane hogs. Those are only three of the many driving habits that cause road rage. […]