Hawaiian animal shelter and others are making pet loans a reality. Here are rules for traveling with others that may avoid problems. The airlines come up with new fees — how about a fee for following the rules!
Air customs inspection fees to go to highway fund not customs inspections. Addictive airline fees are loved by airlines. Drone registration coming for commercial and, maybe, recreational UAVs.
Delta Air Lines goes that extra mile to make their frequent flier program undecipherable and of little use for their customers. Uber is showing up on more than expense reports than cabs. We all know it — airline fees irritate passengers.
American Airlines unveils new first- and business-class food/beverage program, Avianca to join Star Alliance as South American partner, airline baggage and change fees set record
Ticket change fees debated by DOT committee, United adds two used planes to replace smaller regional jets, Virgin Cruises to set sail in 2020
Preferred seat surcharges are a big moneymaker for airlines. At times, these charges are actually as much, or more, than the fare itself. This clearly helps with profits. While not a scientific study, more and more I’m seeing and hearing from clients that these fees have an unintended consequence — delayed flights. Basically, with an […]
For most travelers, with most carriers, the days of free checked baggage are long gone. But, while the traveling public seems to have accepted baggage fees, one would think that along with the fees at least some level of service would become standard. Alas, for now, one would be wrong. Alaska Airlines does stand out […]
7 things Americans can learn from Italians I grew up in Italy. Normally, articles like this are just about useless. However, Lisa Miller, writing in Huffington Post, does a good job of capturing some truths of living in Italy that might make life here in the USA more enjoyable and less stressful. Some of these […]
Airlines like to pretend they aren’t cartels and monopolies. Then, they change fares and surcharges, almost in unison. The unannounced latest change for Europe fares might be one of the worst I’ve seen, raising the stopover fee from $100 to $500. Stopover fees can be maddening in general to travelers. These fees drive travel agents […]
Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, delivered the keynote speech at the ABA Air and Space Law Forum in Montreal. He is the king of ultra-low-cost airlines who is proving the point that airline passengers will put up with all sorts of discomfort with the aim of saving money. Passengers don’t enjoy discomfort. However, it […]