Reservations may be needed at Arches National Park, the best and worst travel suppliers of 2015, IATA backtracks on it new smaller carry-on luggage guidelines published last week.
IATA has proposed smaller limits for carry-on bags to ensure all air travelers will have space in planes’ overhead bins. Ned Levi examines the problem and the IATA solution. He concludes the guideline is about profit, not helping passengers.
After creating conditions that have led to overcrowding of inflight luggage bins, the airline solution is to make allowable carry-on bags smaller. Fees for checked bags and more passengers packed into planes means smaller carry-ons are in order.
Carnival Cruise Lines sets limits for bottled beverages allowing only one bottle of wine or champagne, IATA introduces carry-on baggage size guidelines, TSA missed workers on terror watch list
Seat pitch in planes keeps shrinking; seats themselves become thinner and less comfortable; and the width of seats is getting narrower as Americans get, shall we say, broader. Let’s face it, coach passengers are facing a squeeze that they have never experienced before in the history of aviation. Pets, on the other hand, are protected […]
Today two organizations that most consumers barely know, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Open Allies for Airfare Transparency, are sitting down in Miami to discuss the future of travel distribution. In consumer-speak, they are discussing setting new technical standards that will ultimately determine how travelers will be able to purchase airline tickets, extra fees, hotels, rental cars, cruises and packaged tours.
I just returned from the annual PhocusWright conference where the top dogs in the Internet travel world congregate to discuss trends and network. One of the demonstrations from Sociomantics made my blood run cold.
American fined $60,000 for lying to consumers about fees, Asiana captain worried about visual landing, airlines expect hike in demand by 2017
Sue Marcus was looking for a flight from Washington to Tulsa. Instead, she found trouble. Airlines are fighting with their distribution system, hiding fee data and it doesn’t bode well for passengers.
When I heard Thenardier, the pub owner in Les Miserables, sing Master of the House, I couldn’t help thinking that he was an airline executive skiing about fleecing his passengers. Shortly afterwards, a friend sent me a vintage video entitled, “If Airlines Worked Like Health Care.” They both evoke an all-too-real image of today’s airlines.