A dozen reasons for airlines to celebrate Thanksgiving

The airlines have a lot to be thankful about these days. Though airline executives are moaning, airline workers are groaning and passengers are more vocal than ever with their complaints, it could be worse. Here are 12 things that the airlines can be thankful for in 2009. Some issues are good for both the airlines and the passengers, however, it is the passengers who are still getting the short end of the stick.

Turnaround time – why can’t airlines be more realistic?

Leo Tolstoy once wrote, “All happy families are alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Almost the same might be said of on-time and delayed flights. Certainly, there seem to be a million reasons and combination of reasons that conspire to make airlines late.

Reason number 3,587 not to book on an airline’s site

Airlines love to have customers book on their Web sites. It saves them booking fees, and keeps the passengers from choosing a different carrier. And they love to trumpet lowest fare guarantees and bonus mile offers to that end. But it limits travelers’ options when things go wrong. Many frequent travelers also like booking directly […]