DOT should tell travelers about basic passenger travel rights where compensation is involved. Don’t make airline passengers dig through regulations. Airlines should not mislead travelers. Education of consuers doesn’t require any new legislation.
These days, almost all tickets are electronic, and most agencies don’t even have ticket printers. But while travelers may not need paper tickets, it’s still a good idea to be armed with e-ticket numbers.
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...
This collection of stories shows that it spreads through yodeling and singing. It spreads via ski lifts. And now restaurants want to have air exchange systems like airplanes. Will the changes to the air we breathe make a difference?
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.
Airlines, hotels, rental cars, tour operators, cruise lines and others all operate via giant information technology (IT) networks. Each operator has their own network and each operator is plugged into even larger networks that allow passengers to access information about their travels from every corner of the world.
Don’t look now, but banks and their airline partners are slowly and quietly removing credit card benefits that travelers rely on. If you’re planning a trip soon, you might want to read your cardmember agreement carefully — otherwise, you could find yourself without important perks you thought you had.
Passenger protections should reign supreme, but they do not. DOT was established to serve the public better. Nowhere did the Airline Deregulation Act mention helping the airlines. It focuses on public benefits and safety. Over time the mission has become one of helping the airlines.
Airline rules are complicated enough that even most frequent fliers have a hard time keeping track of them. However, even many airline employees can’t keep track of them. Airline rules are subject to many rule interpretations.
Testing for COVID-19 infected passengers is the first line of defense for cruise ships operating during the pandemic. Testing, however, must be a carefully planned component of a comprehensive shipboard COVID-19 public health prevention program.