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Newsletter – March 15, 2015

A round-up of the best of Consumer Traveler from last week — finding bargains, FAA hacking, lost luggage, dancing drones and complicated cars.

#1 tip to save money on lodging — be flexible

Charles provides a basic rule — be flexible — when looking for a great hotel deal. Flexible with the place, booking means, discounts and more.
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    Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch airline apps, airlines’ busiest spring

Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch airline apps, airlines’ busiest spring

Craziest hotel guest requests, Apple Watch and the airlines, airlines expect busiest spring season with no new planes means tighter seating and more full planes.
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    Plane skids off LGA runway, controllers shut airport, hotel safety, double HHonors are back

Plane skids off LGA runway, controllers shut airport, hotel safety, double HHonors are back

Delta plane skids off runway in New York, hotel room safety tips, Hilton brings back double HHonors points

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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    Unwanted cruise fees, JAL/AA codeshare, mobile apps for hotels

Unwanted cruise fees, JAL/AA codeshare, mobile apps for hotels

Cruise fees that should disappear, JAL/AA expand codeshare, mobile apps for hotels

Consumer Traveler Newsletter – October 19, 2014

A week of Consumer Traveler. From meeting with airline passenger service bigwigs in San Diego to cruising on the Amazon.

Should hotels be allowed to block competing WiFi?

Marriott's Gaylord Opryland was caught blocking WiFi hotspots to force guests on to their expensive network. Ned Levi asks if that should be allowed.
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    Sunday musings: Apple watch is new hotel room key, Low airline expectations, JetBlue corporate ideal

Sunday musings: Apple watch is new hotel room key, Low airline expectations, JetBlue corporate ideal

The Apple watch may change hotel check-in. Our customer service expectations may be too low for our own good. And, JetBlue sticks to good service today for future profits.
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    Sunday musings: Hotel satisfaction rises, luggage tactics, airline profits up and service down

Sunday musings: Hotel satisfaction rises, luggage tactics, airline profits up and service down

J.D. Power Reports: Hotel satisfaction reaches record high

Even with hotel fees rising and room rates increasing, it seems that