May 2008

Today’s sponsors

by Chris Jernigan on May 30, 2008

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Last summer I warned America should be concerned with new homeland security regulations because they were creating a secret watch list of passenger information. Now, with these new regulations vetted and barely protested, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is starting to do what it promised: share the data with other governments.

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Two international airport security incidents last week — one in Tokyo and the other in Kelowna, Canada — lets us know that TSA doesn’t have a monopoly on foolishness and mindless security blunders.

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While U.S. airlines are losing money hand over fist — despite predictions to the contrary — European carriers like Lufthansa, Swiss, British Airways and Air France/KLM are raking in the dough. What’s up with that?

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Soon all the jokes about bad airline food will be passé on US Airways. The carrier is eliminating all snack food service on domestic routes.

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Which flights should you avoid this summer? Here’s a list of the 10 most delayed domestic flights, courtesy of the Transportation Department.

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You don’t have to look far for ticketing mistakes in an age of do-it-yourself booking. Here are the five biggest booking blunders — and tips for how to avoid them on your next flight.

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Today’s sponsors

by Chris Jernigan on May 29, 2008

BookingBuddy.com Find the lowest airfare for your next trip at BookingBuddy.com. It’s the fastest way to find the lowest price on airfare. Compare fares now. FirstClassFlyer.com Looking for free and purchased upgrades, 2-for-1s and a fast-track to elite status strategies? Secrets of first-class air travel are revealed every month in Mr. Upgrade’s newsletter. Get a […]

The demise of American Airlines’ JFK-Stansted (London) service appears to have taken no one by surprise. The canceled route served its purpose — to drive the new all-business-class airlines into bankruptcy — and is no longer needed.

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Car rental companies are trying to cash in on higher gas prices and America’s newfound fascination with all things green. The latest is Advantage Rent A Car, which earlier this week declared its commitment to becoming “the first major all green car rental company in the United States.”

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