WestJet converts to metric time One thing that WestJet likes to do is put out an April Fools video every April 1. This year was no exception. In this latest installment, WestJet decides to get rid of AM and PM time in favor of metric time for their flight schedules.
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When a client told Delta her flight numbers, the agent couldn’t find a reservation. So my client assumed we had messed up the JFK-AMS ticket, or charged it without following through on the ticketing. Needless to say, I heard from her.
In his letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, Ned asks for TSA to stop using the “politics of fear,” and instead “make-over” DHS/TSA, its rules, regulations and policies using the “politics of courage.” Ned suggests a number of steps Secretary Napolitano can use to transform DHS/TSA.
Ned has reviewed the new TSA rules, put into effect after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to set off an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Ned has concluded the rules do little to improve aviation safety, while causing passengers at best serious inconvenience, and for many real hardship.
By now most Consumer Traveler readers will have heard this story: A Delta plane bound from San Diego to Minneapolis overshot the airport by 150 miles. The crew members eventually realized their mistake and turned the plane around, landing without further incident.
If you are one of those organized people who plan your other vacation in advance, beware of the involuntary flight downgrade. With the airlines reducing capacity, some routes may be eliminated completely.
I am fully aware that some readers will say “whenever you go to the airport.” But there is one situation especially where ignoring what the airline tells you can save you a lot of time and stress — when a flight is canceled.