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

This weekend we present a look at the future of room service and packing. Plus, we bring up an article about legroom and safety that was prompted by the recent DOT Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection. Should the FAA get involved with personal space on planes? Should humans be guaranteed humane conditions? The dawn […]

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 review: 12 tips on how to save when traveling, Dancing (illegal) drones, Rental car vs driver, Lost luggage, Tips when booking lodging and Hacking the FAA Think you are a savvy travel shopper? This week […]

#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, I would start this post by saying be flexible about the dates and areas you stay. Here are some ways to be flexible and SAVE MONEY ON LODGING: • Be Flexible About How You Book […]

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, there are some wacky ones out there. Life-size statue replicas in chocolate Michael Romei, chief concierge of the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, has seen various paranormal concierge requests during his tenure of […]

In 2015 tell consumers the whole truth about travel costs

There are a lot of lists of wishes for the coming year that are published at New Year’s. It seems everyone wants something or wants to change something. The turn of the calendar is used as a marker for change. But, Travelers United is not changing its wish list. Truth in advertising and making prices […]

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

Crazy cruise fees that should be thrown overboard With cruise lines starting to charge more and more fees, it’s refreshing to see that Royal Caribbean dropped one of its fees: A corkage fee for wine brought onboard and consumed at its restaurants. Here are some fees that should also be dropped. WiFi access: $0.75 per […]

Consumer Traveler Newsletter – October 19, 2014

Thank you for reading Consumer Traveler’s weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to our daily email newsletter here. This week in San Diego, a group called the International Air Transport Association (IATA) held a conference called World Passenger Symposium. IATA is a trade association representing and serving the airline industry world-wide. This conference (where passengers are not […]