Group wants Smisek to resign, Cyprus Airways name, logo for sale, Marriott will no longer block Wi-Fi

Resignation of United Airlines’ CEO Jeff Smisek demanded by current and former United employees A group of current and former United employees started a petition on demanding that Jeff Smisek resign as CEO of United Continental Holdings. At the center of the petition is the outsourcing of jobs, which the petition calls “a cancer […]

LAX 2nd busiest, world’s safest airline, Wi-Fi on regionals

LAX the nation’s 2nd busiest airport with 70.7M passengers in 2014 Tourism is on the upswing in Los Angeles as evidenced by the 70.7 million passengers processed at LAX. Speaking at a news conference at LAX, [Mayor Eric] Garcetti also said four new boarding gates are now operational at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, making […]

How Marriott’s free WiFi offer is anti-consumer

Marriott made travel industry news last week by announcing that starting in January, all members of their Marriott Rewards program, not just the elites, will receive free WiFi for their stays. Marriott already offered free WiFi at some of its brands, like Residence Inn, Courtyard and Vacation Club. But, until this latest announcement, the Internet charges […]

New seat-recline fight, hotel Wi-Fi speed display, Mantis rollercoaster to stop operating

Delta flyer demands plane land over reclining seat fight You’d think the airlines would take the hint. In another incident involving reclining seats, a passenger aboard a Delta flight demanded that the plane land so she could get off. The flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to West Palm Beach was rerouted to Jacksonville late […]