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Are airline disinfectants safe for humans?

Are airline disinfectants safe for humans?

Travelers United has worked to get the airline industry to examine whether disinfectants are safe for humans and which are not. The FAA has joined with Travelers United in question what is sprayed in aircraft cabins.

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POLICY

Are airline disinfectants safe for humans?

Are airline disinfectants safe for humans?

Travelers United has worked to get the airline industry to examine whether disinfectants are safe for humans and which are not. The FAA has joined with Travelers United in question what is sprayed in aircraft cabins.

TRAVEL

How the death of guidebooks changes the way we travel

How the death of guidebooks changes the way we travel

Are we watching the death of guidebooks? Over the years, guidebooks have begun to disappoint. They have some severe limitations in terms of space (number of pages) and when published, the information is already a year old.

Scores of passengers suffer illness on airlines

Scores of passengers suffer illness on airlines

Airline sick passenger rules force many sick passengers (even with doctor notes) to fly and allow the spread of contagious diseases. We need some common sense. And, some new, clear rules and procedures for controlling those with communicable diseases from flying.

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DOT needs more airline passenger service rules, not less

DOT needs more airline passenger service rules, not less

I never can feel sorry for airline passenger service requirements dictated by DOT that protect passengers. If anything, customer service protections need more strength and enforcement rather than less. The public needs help from DOT to keep the current program of regulations effective. Plus, we need some new rules.

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Why we take joy in unexplained travel relaxation

Why we take joy in unexplained travel relaxation

There are so many things I miss about easy, uncomplicated travel relaxation Yes, these days, even annoyances like airport lines, cramped seats, and flight delays seem so quaint. On the other hand, I miss total travel relaxation. Of course, I miss seeing new places, I...

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How to see Pearl Harbor from the air, over water, and under the sea

How to see Pearl Harbor from the air, over water, and under the sea

President Franklin Roosevelt aptly called the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor a day that will live in infamy. I was taken by the contrast of the idyllic setting and the exhibits describing the attacks. The haunting plaques with the names of those killed and the heroes of the day are burned in my memory.

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Enjoy the wines now — visit wineries when you can

Enjoy the wines now — visit wineries when you can

There are few places I enjoy visiting more than the vineyards in wine country. I bask in the natural beauty of the land and the symmetry of the vineyards. The passion of the people who tend the vines is infectious. They work the cellars to craft the final product combine to create an unforgettable, inspiring experience.

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TRAVEL SAFETY

Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

Travel advisors sell something they don’t actually control. A big issue is whether it is safe to travel and other products over which they have no control. No matter what the Centers for Disease control says,

TRAVEL TIPS

Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

Can we answer this question: Is it safe to travel?

Travel advisors sell something they don’t actually control. A big issue is whether it is safe to travel and other products over which they have no control. No matter what the Centers for Disease control says,

Why cruise line safety by testing alone is impossible

Why cruise line safety by testing alone is impossible

es Cruise line safety during COVID-19 without requiring face masks and other protocols is a pipe dream It was a Mission Impossible — cruise line safety by testing alone. On Saturday, November 7, the SeaDream I set sail from Barbados as the first cruise ship sailing...

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A dozen RV mistakes to avoid to happily travel on the road

A dozen RV mistakes to avoid to happily travel on the road

During the COVID-19, pandemic RV trips can add to traveler safety In the U.S., as COVID-19 cases and its deaths surge, people are looking for safe ways to travel. Pandemic RV trips are a good solution. With more than 8.8 million Americans having contracted the virus...

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How to keep It simple stupid when traveling

How to keep It simple stupid when traveling

This Memorial weekend, millions of people are rushing throughout airports all around the world. There will be obstacles, delays and cancellations. There will undoubtedly be disappointments, but if we look close enough, there will also be sweet, subtle surprises.

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Accomplishments

These accomplishments have been achieved by working closely with our members, national media, the travel industry, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress and many other agencies.

  • Bi-partisan bill to eliminate hotel resort fees introduced into House of Representatives
  • Creation of the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections
  • Advertised airfares now include airfare plus, mandatory taxes and fees
  • Lost/damaged/delayed luggage compensation limit increased to $3,500
  • Passengers have 24 hours to change or cancel their nonrefundable tickets without penalty
  • Once an airfare is purchased, that airfare and ancillary fees cannot be increased
  • Families flying together act passed by Congress that requires family members 13 years of age and younger to sit with other family members at no additional cost.