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    Robot room service, DUFL changes packing, legroom vs. safety

Robot room service, DUFL changes packing, legroom vs. safety

Hotel room service by robot is being tested. A startup takes on luggage packing for business travelers. A DOT committee looks at tighter legroom and what it means for safety.

Newsletter – March 15, 2015

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler/Travelers United weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here.

A week in

#1 tip to save money on lodging — be flexible

#1 Travel Tip to Save Money on Lodging

Assume your destination and dates of travel are fixed, because you found a great airfare. Otherwise,

By |March 12th, 2015|McCool's Tips|0 Comments|
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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

Unicorns, camels and hangovers: Wackiest hotel guest requests

When it comes to requests that concierges gets from their hotel guests,

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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.
By |October 6th, 2014|Getting there|6 Comments|