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    6 times to pay a preferred seat surcharge, even if you don’t need legroom

6 times to pay a preferred seat surcharge, even if you don’t need legroom

Airlines have gotten very good at getting consumers to pay for things that used to be free. As irritating

By |March 17th, 2015|Today|0 Comments|
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    Sunday musings: Biking Rte. 66, Drone film festival, US/Gulf airline competition

Sunday musings: Biking Rte. 66, Drone film festival, US/Gulf airline competition

We look at Rte. 66 from the cyclist's point of view, then examine the growing world of UAV films and how international competition helps consumers with service and pricing.
By |March 15th, 2015|Today|0 Comments|
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    If your schedule changes, you pay. Why shouldn’t airlines do the same?

If your schedule changes, you pay. Why shouldn’t airlines do the same?

Airlines love to slap us with change fees when our schedules change. Although, as frequent travelers all know, especially

By |February 25th, 2015|Today|5 Comments|

Newsletter – February 15, 2015

A week in review: Saving on baggage, questioning TSA, wondering about boarding times, accepting waivers for snow-delayed flights and, of course, sex and love for Valentine's Day.

Top 10 Chinatowns for Chinese New Year (Feb. 19, 2015)

In our Western-centered world, New Year's Day has come and gone. But, for millions of others, the "Year of the Goat" is celebrated on February 19th.
By |February 15th, 2015|Today|7 Comments|
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    Expedia grows again, UA won’t accept $70 first class tickets, Qantas Club dress code

Expedia grows again, UA won’t accept $70 first class tickets, Qantas Club dress code

Expedia to become largest online travel agency with buyout of Orbitz, United won't accept $70 first class ticket purchased during glitch, Qantas Club dress code

Is airline boarding starting too early?

Of all the time spent on an airplane, sitting in seats at the gate waiting for the departure has got to be amongst the worst. Are planes boarding too early?
By |February 11th, 2015|Today|5 Comments|
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    Sunday musings: Bike share as public transportation, consequences of cheap gas, fake engine noise

Sunday musings: Bike share as public transportation, consequences of cheap gas, fake engine noise

Musing about: Bike sharing programs as public transportation. Low gas prices vs. the environmnet. Fake muscle car engine sounds.
By |February 8th, 2015|Today|2 Comments|
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    What we’re watching: Playing for Change, Sprucing up TSA in Oakland, Louisiana, Bird’s eye view of London

What we’re watching: Playing for Change, Sprucing up TSA in Oakland, Louisiana, Bird’s eye view of London

We watch music for change, then see Oakland's new TSA checkpoint. Glide across the waters of Southwestern Louisiana and soar over London.
By |February 7th, 2015|Today|4 Comments|

Delta Airline’s trifecta of anti-consumer behavior

Delta Air Lines is engaged in an unprecedented attack on airline consumers. Delta will not disclose extra fees, are restricting publication of airfares and defying DOT rules.
By |February 6th, 2015|Today|2 Comments|