I love Venice, Italy. And, I love to save money in Venice. I have been lucky enough to spend a month at a time in this dreamlike city four times in the last decade. And, I return as often as possible. This weekend, I head back again to the city of boats and bells. I can’t think of another place I would rather spend time than in Venice. The entire city is a piece of art and a symbol of endurance. It was the home of the longest lasting empire in history, the first assembly line, the first electricity in Italy, and its treasures and islands fascinate and inspire tourists, scholars, artists, writers, and poets.
Every airline has a customer service commitment. The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires it. But, DOT refrained from making these customer service commitments a part of the contract of carriage. In other words, an airline customer service commitment does not have the force of law. Airlines cannot be held liable for any violation of their printed “commitment.”
A knowledgeable passenger is the airlines’ best passenger. The call to action is simple — the airlines should tell passengers their airline travel rights where compensation is involved. Don’t make airline passengers dig through page after page of government regulation. Don’t make passengers guess. If boarded passengers knew they could get $1,350 apiece in cash […]
This Sunday, we look at the Trump Shuttle and ponder whether President Trump’s treatment at the hands of other airlines will color his treatment of both airlines and passengers. Next, we discuss the demise of the highway rest stop. And, finally, enjoy great nature photography that explore some of the most beautiful areas of travel.
Spring is in the air. If you have a yen for traveling, this is one of the best times to go — especially if you are headed to Springtime Europe. In the spring, the fields of France are ablaze with daisies and poppies. Holland is a riot of tulips and crocuses. Italy’s hillsides are covered with the pastel blossoms of pears, cherries and oranges. And alpine snows melt to reveal lush green pastures.