America’s airlines and their labor unions are meeting with politicians at the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. They are all looking for another $25 billion airline virus bailout. Why should they get bailed out? What will happen if they do not succeed?
National Public Radio (NPR) released a damning report about Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA). However, searing the findings, the report was a rehash of old news, dating back almost two years. The subsequent FAA and Boeing actions have resulted in a good and safe aircraft. The Boeing 737 MAX can soar again.
Travel sites are drip pricing when they advertise a basic price and then add mandatory charges and taxes after the booking is underway. Drip pricing typically raises the final cost of a purchase by 20 percent or more. It happens outside of the travel industry as well.
Sports travel means meeting in hotel bars where we randomly gather for camaraderie. At meetings, even a few class reunions we get together where there’s a TV around. Even when you don’t care THAT much about games, it is the sociability. It’s fun to be around other people and share the experience in real-time.
As air travel slowly increases, the U.S. is quickly approaching 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. Before worrying about flight safely, you need to get through security checks, the most dangerous area of the airport. These TSA checkpoint secrets can help.
Today we ponder how the pandemic changes will affect some of the things we love about travel. We look at the spread of the California fires and learn that they are not all that apocalyptic. Then we read about traveling cats. Finally, we reveal the Travelers United poll about the effects of the airline elimination of change fees.
Americans are staying close to home and taking shorter vacations. They did it this summer, and they’ll do it again this Thanksgiving and Christmas, the other two most popular vacation periods. The way we take time off is changing — has been changing for years — and this is only the latest stage in the evolution of the American vacation.
It has been 19 years since hijacked planes were used as weapons against us. We face a new enemy and impersonal touchless service Most of us remember exactly where we were when we first heard about planes striking the World Trade Center on the morning of 9/11/2001. I...
Consumer advocates are the only organizations not begging for money. Lobbyists and industry stakeholders race around DC asking Congress for money, Meanwhile, consumers look for solutions and for ways to use taxpayer dollars intelligently.
Experts say a lot of things can get you stuck in a bad hotel room. They can include common-sense factors — the amount you pay, the channel through which you book your room, and your elite status. Plus, some uncommon factors are the time of your check-in and how you treat the staff.