Who owns the records of your travel?

Who owns the records of your travel?

Should airlines be allowed to pawn travel records to cover cash-flow problems? Do you want all the details of your airline travel records sold to a data mining company? Did you ask for Kosher or a Halal meal? Which countries or airports did you travel to? Who did you...

Are airline fees related to airline costs?

Deregulation of domestic US airline ticket prices wasn’t supposed to give airlines permisison to lie, cheat, and steal, but the failure of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to police the deregulated airfare marketplace for fraud and deception has often...

The real story about the REAL ID Act and air travel

Travelers are understandably confused by recent news about the REAL ID Act and new ID requirements for passengers on domestic flights within the U.S. Accurate public understanding of what’s going on is not helped by the fact that the U.S. Department of Homeland...

The Amazing Race coverage and what it misses

Editor’s note: Edward Hasbrouck has traveled through Argentina, where this year’s The Amazing Race is taking place. He has some suggestions about other less mainstream places to enjoy in Argentina where the value for money is greater and the experience far...

Call for U.S. DOT to act on travel privacy

  There is virtually no legal protection for the privacy of personal information about travelers on U.S.-based airlines: • There is no general consumer privacy law in the U.S. like those in Canada or the European Union. Businesses can do pretty much anything they...