Time to think about local parks for everyday adventure. Then we look at Ohio’s Donut Trail. Finally, from the fun to the frustrating, we examine […]
Drinking wine is part of the grand experience of dining. It doesn’t have to be daunting. These tips and rules are normally universal, whether ordering in a luxury restaurant or at the corner bistro. Remember, wine is an organic creation and a living thing. Even the most expensive wine can be flawed, just as the least expensive may be. Plus, any decent restaurant will not question your decisions about what to order or, heaven forbid, turn back as unacceptable. Be brave. Read on. You can’t go wrong.
In 1976, I came to discover the Running of the Bulls; 42 years later I still return year after year. Sometimes travelers wander into cities […]
Skies across the country are ablaze with July 4th fireworks The Fourth of July is the biggest holiday in the United States. Parades march down […]
Today we muse about the cute and loveable VW Van. We get a list of the world’s 17 most punctual airlines. And, we take a […]
Airline IT failures are happening with increasing frequency and to a greater technical extent. The airline systems are complex and cobbled together from bits and pieces of different airlines as mergers over recent years have reduced airline competition. Recent problems have had global ramifications. Airline passengers should be compensated for disruptions caused by IT failures. Airlines should be responsible for their own computer systems.
When it comes to Congress and bills, the devil is in the details, in the amendments, and in negotiations when it comes to airline consumer protections. Travelers United has been working in the background to get the best deal possible for consumers and we continue to work. Everything from whether or not passengers are pulled off a flight in case of overbooking to the rights of those with disabilities fall under our jurisdiction. And, the rules don’t just magically fall into place. They take hard work making proposals and filing comments about the effects of different rules.
we muse about manspreading (and learn what it is) — Men see no problem, women complain. We discuss airline bullying of passengers that seems to be on the rise. And, we take a close look at how airbnb has changed the travel world.
Consumer protections are improved in new Senate and House versions of the FAA bill. With the introduction the House and the Senate versions of the […]
the final price that consumers want to see is the total cost. Under this bill, the advertised price of my current ticket from Washington, DC, to Madrid, Spain, would be $240.50*. The asterisk is important because it will tell passengers in small type that this price is based on one-half of a round-trip ticket without mandatory taxes and fees. That asterisk adds another $374 to the total ticket. The actual price for this trip is $855.