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    Sometimes it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter “who you are” with the airlines

Sometimes it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter “who you are” with the airlines

Many travelers get frustrated with the airlines and tweet their frustration. If they’re lucky they might even get a

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    Planning a stopover on a European trip? Many airline surcharges just jumped 500 percent

Planning a stopover on a European trip? Many airline surcharges just jumped 500 percent

Airlines just raised the stopover fee for flights to Europe from $100 to $500. Why? Because they can. Because they have an oligopoly that has no effective competition.
By |October 10th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|
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    Sunday musings: Preparing mile-high meals, best airport food, how its made

Sunday musings: Preparing mile-high meals, best airport food, how its made

Today we muse about airline food. A lot goes into it. Once, it was a joke and something that everyone complained about.
By |October 4th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

Another candidate for the stupidest airline rule

Most industries have stupid rules. But, the airlines often seem determined to lead the pack.
By |September 23rd, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

Flight attendants: still the unsung heroes of 9/11

Besides terrorism, flight attendants are the front line of the airlines' customer service. They are constantly on watch until touchdown at the final destination.
By |September 11th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|
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    Regent’s Seven Seas Cruise Line’s “Free Air” leaves a bad taste

Regent’s Seven Seas Cruise Line’s “Free Air” leaves a bad taste

Cruise lines love to use the word “free,” even for the inexpensive ships. Although, generally, the less expensive the

By |September 9th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

Stephen Colbert studies Coach-Class Conflicts

Stephen Colbert hits this one out of the park. Travelers United is working in Washington, DC, with the DOT and FAA to find a way to limit the numbers of passengers squeezed into aircraft.

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6 reasons to check airline mileage statements regularly

Mileage statements, while not being worth much in strict dollar terms, can involve flight credits worth a lot of money either in freebies, upgrades or status. Check them.
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Why privacy is important for travelers

It doesn't take much consideration to realize that the security of your travel data is important, very important.