Getting first-class upgrades is almost impossible these days. But, airlines are now offering new “first-class products” that appear to be first class, however, don’t have all the perks and benefits.
Interline agreements make possible transfers of passengers from one airline to another when there are “irregular operations” and allow airlines to transfer baggage between different carriers. They are an important part of the transportation fabric.
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.
Renew your passport if it expires within a year and do it now, before the crush. Travel agents have evolved to where they really don’t need the airlines as much as they airlines need them. The DOT Consumer Advisory Committee releases its recommendations.
A travel agent’s take on a new fee from Lufthansa and how it will make everyone’s travel booking life more difficult.
Airlines love to tout the benefits of code-share flights. But the truth is, the only people they really benefit are the airlines themselves.
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.
These days, almost all tickets are electronic, and most agencies don’t even have ticket printers. But while travelers may not need paper tickets, it’s still a good idea to be armed with e-ticket numbers.
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 […]
While the legacy airlines expect us to forgive their problems and errors, they are unjustifiably punitive with travelers? I’m talking about the $200, per person, minimum change fee for most domestic discount fares.