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For the record, on behalf of Consumers Union I publicly supported the SEAT Act in testimony before the House Transportation Committee last year, in articles, and in public statements such as this: “The bill establishes minimum dimensions for airline cabin passenger seats, which is important for passenger health and safety, as well as comfort.”read more
It’s estimated that 6,000 Americans die out of country every year. While some of those are permanent residents abroad, thousands still die vacationing away from home. For relatives receiving that information, the first inclination may be panic.read more
For the record, on behalf of Consumers Union I publicly supported the SEAT Act in testimony before the House Transportation Committee last year, in articles, and in public statements such as this: “The bill establishes minimum dimensions for airline cabin passenger seats, which is important for passenger health and safety, as well as comfort.”
What does it take for a hotel or a restaurant to be considered worthy of five stars? If you answer, expensive, you’re wrong. Cost is no guarantee. Food and rooms are important. But even the best ones can be sabotaged by bad service. What are your criteria?
Hotel chains lie about room rates and loyalty programs. The lies told by hotel marketers are rampant and the powers that be at the FTC and Congress are not doing anything about this uncontrolled false advertising.read more
The call to action is simple — DOT should tell us basic passenger travel rights where compensation is involved. Don’t make airline passengers dig through page after page of government regulation. Don’t make passengers guess. Don’t allow airlines to mislead travelers. Do the right thing. This is not a big or difficult request. It doesn’t require any new legislation.read more
There are rules that should be followed before traveling. There are rules when traveling and checking in baggage. And, finally, rules when luggage is lost, delayed or damaged. Passengers who follow these rules have far fewer lost and delayed baggage problems and get top compensation from the airlines.read more
These Veterans Day sites give each American the opportunity to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans who serve to ensure our nation’s safety and freedom.read more
Scores of Venice churches are worth a visit. Use the Chorus Pass as a way to visit the city if you stay for a few days. Too many Venice churches - not enough time. While I haven't actually researched the figures, after more than two weeks in Venice I'd be willing to...read more
Inevitable conflicts some as passengers grow bigger and wider and airlines keep shrinking the seat size. Supersized seatmates are creating more problems than even and the airlines are burying their heads in the sand.read more
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It’s estimated that 6,000 Americans die out of country every year. While some of those are permanent residents abroad, thousands still die vacationing away from home. For relatives receiving that information, the first inclination may be panic.
Rental car hacks to get a better deal There are many choices that car renters must make for their road trips. There are also hidden issues car renters should consider to ensure they have a cost-effective journey in their rental cars. I've got 16 rental car hacks for...read more
What we can learn from the Horizon Air plane theft and crash Earlier this month, America experienced the first stolen plane fiasco in recent memory. Richard Russell stole an empty, 76-seat Horizon Air Q400, twin-engine turboprop from Seattle-Tacoma International...read more
You can protect coral reefs by simply changing the sunscreen you choose. Thousands of tons of toxic chemicals from sunscreen is causing bleaching of reefs.read more
For exit-row seats passengers DO need to be able-bodied, not to mention 15-years-and-older to sit in the exit row seat. However, there are other times, when, even if there’s no extra charge, a passenger might want to sit a different row.read more
Most airlines will allow passengers change a return flight once they have departed for their flat change fee, assuming the class of service is available and the flight routing hasn’t changed. If passengers need to change a flight before departure, however, that’s a different story.read more
Some hotel complaints are easily fixed. Sattler, for example, brings extra Advil on the road. “Your lavender bath is my migraine,” she says. Another solution: asking for a scent-free or hypoallergenic room. Hotels strip their signature scents, air fresheners and smelly soaps from those rooms so you can breathe freely.read more