November 2011

Admittedly, most airline holiday travel these days is more of an ordeal than anything. However, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are a few developments for which we can be very thankful. My travel Thanksgiving list follows.

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A new bill, the Airline Passenger BASICS – or Basic Airline Standards to Improve Customer Satisfaction – Act would require airlines to allow passengers one checked and one carry-on bag for free.

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Airline snacking survey, iPads in every Royal Caribbean stateroom, air travel take-off and landing tax increase could affect small cities

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Advertisements on control towers, battling for United orders, Las Vegas tourism on the rebound

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The Halloween weekend stranding of more than 1,000 airline passengers at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn., brought the tarmac delay activists out in full force again, pushing for new laws that they claim would prevent lengthy ground delays.

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KLM’s new menu offerings in coach, Britain says no opt out of body scan, Skyscanner launches new iPad app

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Most frequent fliers know the airport drill at this point, get there early, limit your carry-on liquids, wear shoes that are easy to get on and off, etc. And, of course, board as early as possible if you have bags that need to go overhead. During holiday periods, even regular travelers can get caught up […]

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Ned Levi has just returned from Cairo, Egypt, and an extensive trip through the Middle East Region less than a week ago, discusses problems of Egyptian tourism, and keeping safe while traveling in countries with a difficult and fast changing political climate, in light of the new turmoil in Egypt since he left.

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Earn SWA loyalty points for shopping, airline policy app introduced, Thanksgiving away from relatives

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Is Sleepbox the right solution for weary business travelers? We’ve heard of tiny hotel rooms showing up in the middle of London and New York, but now sleeping cubes are being introduced to airports as a place to catch a few winks between flights. Who knows? This idea might catch on if the price isn’t […]

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