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What are airline ticket credits really worth?

Bethany Tully might have been forgiven for her confusion. After canceling an upcoming flight from San Francisco to Boston under unhappy circumstances, she discovered that her ticket credit on United Airlines was worth about half what she expected — an increasingly common complaint among air travelers.
By |December 24th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: US airlines give China flight plans, TSA race to the gate, best places to unplug

US airlines give China flight plans, TSA race to the gate, best places to unplug

What is an airline credit really worth?

It happened to Louise Andrew twice last month. She made reservations on the United Airlines Web site, tried to cancel them within 24 hours for a full refund, and was told that the airline would be happy to issue a ticket credit instead.
By |November 12th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: Delta warns on Obamacare costs, Top Labor Day destinations, Super-elite fliers

Impact on Delta Airlines (and your airfares) of Obamacare; Top Labor Day destinations according to Priceline purchases; Super-elite fliers get perks galore that smooth the turbulence of air travel.
By |August 27th, 2013|Today|0 Comments|

DOT/EU authorizes transatlantic airline collusion, again

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the European Union (EU) don’t seem to have ever seen an airline deal that they don’t like. Consumers are being consulted and there are comments that can be submitted to DOT, but the airlines are getting what they want. Consumers are getting less competition and ultimately higher prices.

What we’re reading: First class care for your pet at O’Hare, LHR to shame airlines, casino names through the ages

First class care for your pet at O'Hare, LHR to shame airlines, casino names through the ages

What we’re reading: Travel — no match for Costco, United starts selling 787 seats, how to avoid jet lag

Travel not an easy sell at warehouse clubs, United starts selling 787 seats, how to avoid jet lag

What we’re reading: United 787 international service, drunk women on BA, Avis buys Zipcar

United starts 787 international service, BA flight diverted by drunk women, Avis to buy Zipcar

What we’re reading: FA’s gun discharges in terminal, bill exempts US airlines from carbon taxes, United’s new 787, remote airports

Flight attendant's gun goes off in terminal, bill would exempt US airlines from EU emission trading program, United takes delivery of first 787, visiting remote airports
By |September 25th, 2012|Today|0 Comments|

What we’re reading: SIA adds A380 service to SFO, AA layoffs in Miami, United expands TSA’s PreCheck

SIA adds A380 service to San Francisco, AA announces possible layoffs in Miami, United expands TSA's PreCheck