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  • Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality

    Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality
    Last week's announcement by American Airlines, touting its modernization, is typical of the message the airlines send us these days. The announcement was pure hype: a video clip, by the line's CEO no less, keyed to the new paint job the line is adopting...
  • I had an aneurism, but British Airways is keeping my money

    I had an aneurism, but British Airways is keeping my money
    After Gavin King suffers an aneurism and misses his flight to England, British Airways decides to keep his money. Requests for a refund or credit go unanswered. Looks like a case for the Travel Troubleshooter. Q: I was recently diagnosed with an...
  • Airline news update

    Airline news update
    We've seen a flurry of airline announcements over the last few weeks. And in this industry, when one big line announces some new initiative -- especially when it's a bad idea -- the other giants are very likely to follow. Among the more important...
  • Using miles to escape from New York

    Using miles to escape from New York
    Felix Chan's parents are stranded in New York after a storm. They can't get back to Hong Kong because he used miles to pay for their ticket. Are they stuck? Q: My parents, who are visiting me from Hong Kong, are scheduled to travel on Cathay Pacific...
  • Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats
    Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...
  • Beware two-ticket air trips

    Beware two-ticket air trips
    Single air trips involving two separate tickets have always been a problem, but starting next year, three airlines will make it worse. Delta, Hawaiian, and US Airways have announced that they will no longer transfer checked baggage to/from other lines...
  • Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?

    Will government cutbacks hurt travelers?
    Although it may be weeks before the full effects of the government sequester are felt, many travelers say that they're prepared for whatever's coming down the road. A mandatory 3 percent cut in the federal budget, which would translate into a 9 percent...
  • British Airways to welcome A380 to LAX on Tuesday

    British Airways to welcome A380 to LAX on Tuesday
    British Airways’ first A380 is to land at LAX on Tuesday, becoming the sixth international airline to launch service using the big jet. The new jet, flying what British Airways is calling the "red carpet route," is expected to arrive at LAX at 7:...
  • Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: The senior travel outlook for 2014
    Like nostalgia, senior status in travel isn't what it used to be. Gone are those golden days of airline senior coupons and senior clubs; of 30 percent hotel discounts, and such. As the bookend to my earlier column on how seniors fared in 2013, my view...
  • An American journey back to Africa

    An American journey back to Africa
    A cotton swab to the cheek. That's how the destination for this journey to Africa, nearly a decade in the making, was chosen. It would be the first trip to the continent for our family, and we wanted to have a connection to our location, beyond a...
  • The big merger: Fluff or fact?

    The big merger: Fluff or fact?
    The Department of Justice move to shelve the American-US Airways merger surprised just about everybody in the business. And it unleashed a flood of facts, opinions pretending to be facts and outright fluff into the public discourse. Here's my attempt to...
  • Frequent flyer seats: Big differences among lines

    Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, concludes the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey; you'll have the toughest time on Delta and US Airways. IdeaWorks just released its fourth...