A collection of stories published last week in ConsumerTraveler.com and TravelersUnited.org. Join us and help make travel better for everyone.
A look at volcanoes in Italy, the only volcanoes in Europe. Are airlines seeing the end of first class? Will economics force the elimination of the perks? Finally, traffic accidents are caused by drugs as much as by alcohol, a growing problem.
Enjoy a trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest with incredible views. Enjoy the new Air New Zealand safety video based on Men in Black. And, visit the Canadian Badlands to find dinosaurs.
United’s new CEO asked for ways he can improve the company. Here are 10 changes that will start to help. Do you have more to add to this list?
United and the Newark political machine seem to have been trading favors,
Charles McCool outlines his system for getting great hotel rates. What is your system?
Long-range flights are getting longer. Delta is working on a system to transfer high-value passengers to its private jet fleet. And, Congress and the FAA worry about drones but do nothing.
Don’t look now, but vacation rental companies are piling on the fees, many of them pure junk. Among the most common: booking fees, change fees, cleaning fees, hot tub fees, parking fees, reservation fees and — everyone’s favorite — amorphous “convenience” fees.
Chicago’s Architecture Biennial. The intricate world of airline premium economy perks and pricing. FAA hides a NASA study about tired air traffic controllers.
Getting first-class upgrades is almost impossible these days. But, airlines are now offering new “first-class products” that appear to be first class, however, don’t have all the perks and benefits.