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  • Coming soon: 'Branded' air tickets

    Coming soon: 'Branded' air tickets
    "Brand" is the latest buzzword in airline pricing. Pioneered by American Airlines, the idea gets high praise from some of the airline marketing mavens. And if it seems to work for American, you can bet other lines will quickly copy: After all, "Me, too"...
  • Seniors on the Go: Low-fare airlines in Europe

    Seniors on the Go: Low-fare airlines in Europe
    On my last trip to Europe, I planned a few days in London, then a week of driving around Switzerland starting at Geneva. My frequent flyer award would not allow a London-Geneva flight link, so I needed some way to get there. I first checked on doing the...
  • What to do if your hotel doesn't exist

    For just $89 a night, the all-suite hotel in Killeen, Texas, promised Steven Hoybook and his family "European-style luxury" -- an offer that seemed too good to pass up. But Hoybook wishes that he had. When he and his family arrived, they found the hotel'...
  • Can you solve the 'when to buy' conundrum?

    Can you solve the 'when to buy' conundrum?
    Lots of ink and pixels have been devoted to the quest for an answer to the question, "When is the best time to buy airline tickets?" My pat answer has always been, "When they're on sale," but colleague George Hobica of Airfare Watchdog says -- and I agree...
  • No oceanview room -- and no refund

    No oceanview room -- and no refund
    Mary Fahy pays extra for a nonrefundable oceanview room through Expedia, but when she checks in, she's given quarters overlooking the other side of the property. Is she owed a refund? Q: I recently booked a hotel room for a three-night stay at the...
  • New distribution capability: Enhancement of threat?

    New distribution capability: Enhancement of threat?
    If the Department of Transportation allows airlines to implement their proposed "New Distribution Capability," or NDC, say opponents, you could no longer count on searching for the lowest airfares as you now do: -- Anonymous searches would disappear:...
  • Help, my ticket credit disappeared

    Help, my ticket credit disappeared
    Miriam Bustamonte's ticket credit with American Airlines is gone because she and her husband were "no shows" for their flight. But they canceled the tickets, didn't they? Q: We had to cancel a cruise recently because my husband needed to have surgery....
  • Seniors on the Go: Travel in 2013: The hotel scene

    Seniors on the Go: Travel in 2013: The hotel scene
    Honest price advertising will be the main hotel question mark in 2013. As I've reported, the Federal Trade Commission informed big chains that their practice of posting low-ball rates, then adding mandatory "resort" and other fees is deceptive. Instead,...
  • After the storm, who has your refund?

    After the storm, who has your refund?
    The recent superstorm and series of nor'easters that slammed into the East Coast grounded tens of thousands of travelers, including Neil Weiss. Fortunately, most travel companies waived their usual rules, offering those delayed by the storms a refund...
  • Opaque airfares -- but do they work?

    Opaque airfares -- but do they work?
    Add GetGoing.com to the list of "opaque" travel buying websites -- this time, one that specializes in airfares. "Opaque" means you don't find out about the details of the trip until after you make a nonrefundable purchase. The current big opaque players...
  • Some progress on hotel fee scams -- but no results yet

    Some progress on hotel fee scams -- but no results yet
    "We believe that online hotel reservation sites should include in the quoted total price any unavoidable and mandatory fees, such as resort fees, that consumers will be charged to stay at the hotel. While a hotel reservation site may breakdown the...
  • Are hidden hotel fees about to check out?

    Are hidden hotel fees about to check out?
    After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...