January 2011

NCL’s chief executive went undercover and performed several menial jobs, including laboring for hours to set up a fake ice skating rink. Now he’s taking those lessons to heart after returning to the executive suite. Among the changes he’s made is getting rid of the ice skating rink, according to the Miami Herald.


Janice Hough has some words of wisdom for families traveling together. Plan ahead, get seat reservations early and don’t depend on airline generosity to make up for your problems.


How will TSA react this time?

by Ned Levi on January 31, 2011

Ned Levi examines TSA security in light of last week’s suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport in its arrivals hall, and suggests how TSA might best react to the bombing.


JFK and EWR need to expand, hologram staff help in Manchester Airport in UK, JetBlue adds fuel surcharges to the Caribbean


Tourists in Cairo are being advised to remain in their hotels and not get involved in the demonstrations. Stay away from the U.S. Embassy since it’s situated where many of the protests are taking place. The American government announced this morning it will arrange flights to Europe for U.S. citizens who are currently in Egypt.


What we’re reading — Dead stowaway plans to sue due to poor security that allow their son to climb into an airplane wheelwell, changes to the terrorist watchlist, and the life of a flight attendant isn’t full of glamour.


Here is timely information about the best days to purchase airline tickets, a video of one of the top barbershop quartets in the country followed by Shenandoah sung by the world champion chorus.


What happens when an airline makes a mistake and then charges you for their mistake? It can be a mess when the charges amount to almost $800. Chris Elliott helps sort out the problem.


The airline world isn’t suffering. Every major airline in the country is making millions and millions of dollars, except for American Airlines, that seems on a self-destructive Quixotic mission to change the travel world.

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This weekend’s survey is a little different. I want to know what you want the most in an airline ticket, and have compiled a short list of the qualities I think you’ll want to choose from. But since surveys can’t possibly include every option, I’ve also added a write-in section where you can add a […]