What we’re reading: Thanksgiving travel tips, off-duty pilot helps land 747, 7-Eleven airfare payments


Don’t be a jerk en route to turkey dinner

The Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest travel time of the year. If you’re driving to spend time with your family, take a tip from truck driver Camille Pask and others to help you get to your destination safely.

“Just because we have more wheels doesn’t mean we can stop faster,” said Pask, whose truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when packed.

As Thursday rolls closer and the roads get more crowded with impatient drivers, Pask would like them to stay clear of larger trucks.

Knowing that 80,000 pounds is barreling along in the lane beside you, why would you ever cut off a semi?

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Consumer Traveler.

Passenger lands plane at Dublin airport

An off-duty pilot was hailed as a hero for helping to land a Boeing 747 when the first officer became incapacitated.

Details have emerged of how the off-duty pilot offered to help the flight crew after the first officer of the Lufthansa Boeing 747 became ill while flying over the Atlantic on Monday.

Philippine Air lets customers without a credit card book online and pay at a nearby 7-Eleven store

Passengers in the Philippines who don’t have a credit card can book online and then pay for the tickets at a nearby 7-Eleven.

How PAL’s ‘reserve and hold’ service works: A passenger books a flight (at least 48 hours before departure) through the Philippine Airlines website. Once the booking is confirmed, the passenger selects the ‘Reserve and Hold’ option on the booking summary page, enters his or her personal details and prints out the booking confirmation email.

  • A50

    RE: Lufthansa landing
    …and sorry we can give you no compensation as a result of helping us save many thousands of Euros and passangers lives…

  • RobertSDF

    The Philippine Air payment option is nothing new. VivaAerobus in Mexico has long had a similar plan. Book on line and pay at any of the thousands of Oxxo convenience stores in Mexico.