Final-boarding rule — the random airline 10-minute rule

Final-boarding rule — the random airline 10-minute rule

Most frequent airline travelers have been barely on one side or another of the final-boarding rule, or “ten-minute rule.” While flights have a scheduled departure time, there is an unwritten final-boarding rule. The gate agent will often close the door to...
6 face-covering myths exposed as airlines ban mask deniers

6 face-covering myths exposed as airlines ban mask deniers

US airlines instituted mandatory face-covering mandates. Airlines no longer permit face masks exceptions International airlines across the globe are getting tough about passengers using face-coverings. They are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic for...
How to stop COVID-19 with pandemic basics

How to stop COVID-19 with pandemic basics

The more COVID-19 rules change, the more pandemic basics stay the same — mask, distance, wash your hands If you think that you’ve heard this before, it’s true. I published just about the same pandemic basics article 90 days ago. (It seems like years.) The...
Know the full-fare advertising rule for airlines

Know the full-fare advertising rule for airlines

This full-fare advertising rule protects airline consumers  Many travelers do not know how important the full-fare advertising rule is to passengers. This rule mandates that all airline price advertising must include the airfare plus all mandatory taxes and fees. This...
Time to enforce the travel mask rules

Time to enforce the travel mask rules

Fear of flying has taken on a whole new meaning in the travel mask rules era Now, international travel is subject to all kinds of bans and regulations. Domestic US travel, for now, remains largely unregulated. We still effectively have a patchwork of rules. A handful...
How COVID-19 will force new airline competition

How COVID-19 will force new airline competition

Four airlines now control about 80 percent of the domestic aviation marketplace — that may change with airline competition The COVID-19 pandemic rages and the world is forced to deal with dramatic changes. Real airline competition is on its way in about 90 days. The...