From planes to hotels to rental cars, here are issues that have different facets. Is using a cell phone on flights heaven or hell? How much can hotels deduct from their room rates in their drive toward a la carte prices? When do you need rental-car collision damage waiver?
With the increase in airfares, coming airline capacity cuts and high-priced gasoline, it seemed only a matter of time that hotel rates would fall or at least level off to make lodging more affordable for both business and leisure travelers. Over the first half of the year, hotel prices halted their double digit upswing.