August 2012

Because airlines don’t publish dress codes, what’s appropriate is subjective. Not only is freedom of dress at stake, but First Amendment rights come into play. Who should have the final word as to what you (and others) wear?

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New body scanners may be on the way, couple says Continental workers humiliated them, keeping butterflies safe at LAX

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Where we once had a choice of Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, National and Alamo, we now have three. Those three major car rental companies are Hertz, Avis and Enterprise.

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Flight attendant sets Guiness Book record, Virgin Galactic gets ok for rocket-powered flights, miscommunication blamed in hijacking scare

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The family had planned a late summer getaway to Turks and Caicos before school started after Labor Day. They were flying from Washington, D.C., and they were careful enough to book flights with plenty of connecting time in Miami in case of weather issues. Tropical storm Isaac still caused problems.

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FAA to study electronic device usage in flight, European app helps passengers get compensation under EU rules, United flights delayed due to computer outage

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching a study of portable electronic devices (PEDs) today. Finally, it looks like passengers may get some relief from the “turn off all electronic devices” instructions once the airplane door closes or during landing.

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Splitting up his family wouldn’t normally be a problem, said Madrid, an account manager for a health products company in Minneapolis, except that his wife, who was still nursing the baby, needed a little help. Couldn’t Delta just seat them together? “This is so irritating,” he said.

Surprise! All airlines don’t have policies about how to deal with nursing mothers.

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DOT fines three foreign airlines, longest airport counter-to-jetway walks, 777X due by end of decade

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With tablet mobile devices being used more and more by travelers, Ned Levi examines whether or not they can replace the laptop computer as the primary computing device for travelers, or if for some travelers, the transition to a tablet will have to wait.

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