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The latest news from Consumer Traveler

Anthony Foxx leaves his mark on air travel — for better or worse
Not quite a year on the job, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is stepping into a regulatory minefield with a proposal Washington insiders refer to as Passenger Protections 3.

Why do airlines hate competition?
Norwegian Shuttle already has routes landing in New York, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. As it seeks to expand its low-cost service, it is facing a barrage of criticism and political pressure from legacy airlines and their unions.

Why won’t American Airlines take my money?
I find it odd that American could tell a passenger that the award miles he’d earned as the result of giving his loyalty and business to the airline were somehow worth less than cash, and indeed, are worthless.

Should you cut it close on your next cruise?
To save money and vacation time, you may be tempted to arrive in a cruise port as late as possible.

Why don’t airlines enforce their carry-on baggage rules?
All the airlines have policies limiting carry-on baggage size. Unfortunately, far too many airlines don’t enforce the limits at all, while other airlines seriously enforce carry-on limits which, in my opinion, are far too restrictive.

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