DOT to Consumers: Drop dead, no protections for you!

Sec. Chao strips Consumer Protection Advisory Committee of all aviation consumer experts. If you were around in 1975, you may remember that New York City was in dire financial straits. The Ford administration rejected the city’s bailout request, reported by the...

Thanksgiving travel leaves flyers feeling stuffed

Congress has rightly directed FAA to establish minimum plane seat dimensions necessary to stop shrinking seats and help passenger safety — USA Today.  This Thanksgiving weekend, turkeys aren’t the only things getting stuffed. Flyers who can’t pay their way out of the...

Airline seat size: Will FAA bring relief to squeezed flyers?

In 2014 I first wrote here about the issue of incredibly shrinking aircraft accommodations with “Think airline seats have gotten smaller? They have.” Using archived data, I detailed how both legroom (as measured in seat pitch) and comfort (as measured in seat width)...

It’s Time to Rein In Airline Fees — Consumers Union

The following was written by Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Remember the last time you booked an airline flight and felt confident that you’d found exactly what you wanted, at a fair price, with no hidden extras? Exactly. Neither can we....

10 French phrases that will save you money in Paris

Save money at the markets and beyond with a few simple French phrases. By Bryan Pirolli, Published in EuroCheapo So, you’re feeling like you’ve mastered the “bonjours” and “mercis”? Maybe it’s time to kick it up a notch with some French phrases here and there....