The irrational logic of airline fuel surcharges

Fuel surcharges aren’t subject to corporate discounts, travel agency commissions or government oversight. When oil prices go down and stay down, the profits keep piling into airline coffers.

With visas, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

When it comes to international travel and visas, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Recently, a traveler showed up at the airport on the 3rd of July to fly to Spain. His passport expired in 89 days. The airline wouldn’t let him on the plane because Spain requires no visa, but it requires a passport with 90 days of validity.

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean the airlines aren’t out to getcha

This is not a post about families needing to pay to sit together. Nor is it about whether it’s right or wrong for airlines to charge people to sit in a non-torturous position for long flights. But when travelers pay serious money for seat assignments, you would think they’d get those seat assignments, without needing […]