January 2014

Tom Ungar and his wife spent $128 to fly from Venice, Italy, to Naples, which is a ridiculously low fare. But when their checked luggage tipped the scales at just over 20 kilos, their airline demanded an additional $152.

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Malaysia Airlines withdraws from US, Southwest wins 54 slots at Reagan National, Delta’s new in-flight safety video

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Honestly, have you ever actually read through the contract of carriage for any airline you have recently flown? Do you have any idea about what is included in a contract of carriage?

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United debuts Global Services Lobby, what not to do in Monaco, Boeing 747-8 in Seahawk colors

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“When I booked this ticket, I thought I had the 24-hour cancellation window for a flight, which has been publicized all over the news,” he says. He didn’t. The 24-hour rule has an important, but often unarticulated, catch: It doesn’t apply to flights booked fewer than seven days in advance.

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Group wants to revive Eastern Air Lines name, America’s most popular Chinese restaurants, new Simpsons town at Universal Orlando

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Many travelers who prefer to do it themselves for simple trips will only call a travel agent for something complicated or exotic. But, in many cases when someone is looking for a special short getaway to a local hotel or resort, a travel agent might be more valuable than they think.

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Etihad/JetBlue codeshare, Southwest announces international routes, study supports airline mergers

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Recently there have been major changes in TSA’s Pre✓ program for air travelers. Ned Levi discusses TSA Pre✓ generally and highlights the changes in the program, as well has how to be eligible to use TSA Pre✓ security lines at TSA airport security checkpoints. Also discussed is the combination of TSA Pre✓ with Global Entry for international travelers.

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United wins lawsuit, Could American help Alaska Airlines? Guide to resort fees

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