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    Sunday musings: How commercial flight has changed over 100 years

Sunday musings: How commercial flight has changed over 100 years

Here is a fascinating infographic that serves up 100 years of flight. It was created by Icelandair and provides a lot to think about from costs of flying to speeds of travel and from glamor to being packed into planes like sardines.
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    Delta Air Lines disputes DOT fines after misleading and deceiving consumers

Delta Air Lines disputes DOT fines after misleading and deceiving consumers

Delta Air Lines is contesting a fine imposed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The fine was imposed for

Oh, you want a comfortable airline seat? That’ll be extra

Bob Bradenbaugh thought he'd booked an economy class seat when he flew from Miami to Barcelona on American Airlines recently. It turns out he'd only bought half a seat.

In 2015 tell consumers the whole truth about travel costs

Truth is the New Years resolution that Travelers United works every day to fulfill with legislators, regulators and the travel industry honchos. Clear pricing allows travel consumers to comparison shop.
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    Merry Christmas in lights, ads, voices, airlines, supermarkets, Vienna and Santa Lucia

Merry Christmas in lights, ads, voices, airlines, supermarkets, Vienna and Santa Lucia

A collection of recent Christmas videos portraying the joy of lights, giving, singing, receiving and the beauty of traditions in travel to fill a quiet Christmas Eve moment.

Airlines howl about taxes, but they don’t pay them

As we come into the holiday season when the spirit of giving spreads across the world, airlines are doing all of the taking and none of the gift-giving. Their plans are being hatched to give even less in the future.
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    Sunday musing: Airline carbon-offset champs, fuel cheaper but airfares high

Sunday musing: Airline carbon-offset champs, fuel cheaper but airfares high

There is not much musing this Sunday. Fuel prices are dropping and airfares are going higher and that means bigger airline profits. No competition does that.
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The “myth” of airline and rental car competition

Airlines and car rental companies use lots of names, but beneath the paint on the planes and car rental counter signs, there are only three biggies in each industry.

Consumer Traveler Newsletter – November 30, 2014

Our top stories from last week. Amtrak subsidies, airline Thanksgiving, passenger woes and the dangers of lap children on planes.
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    Airlines give thanks. Average passengers? Not so much. Part 2

Airlines give thanks. Average passengers? Not so much. Part 2

Airlines pack more passengers into planes, reduce the value of their frequent flier programs, hide airfares and fees, and shift the tax burden to passengers.