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  • Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little

    Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little
    The overall "quality" of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines dropped slightly below the performance in 2012, but only from -1.08 to -1.11. So says the latest release of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR), scores. (Don't be put off by the negative scores:...
  • Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff

    Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff
    More than 50 percent of the long-haul international flights to/from the United States now offer flat seats in business class and about 47 percent offer semi-premium or true premium economy. That's according to a new seating study by Routehappy, the...
  • In-flight Internet update

    In-flight Internet update
    In-flight Internet presents an interesting paradox: When it's available, only about 5 percent to 10 percent of travelers actually use it, but it's becoming a virtual necessity for the world's airlines. Acceptance by U.S. domestic lines varies...
  • New airfare search websites

    New airfare search websites
    Developing the "best" airfare search system seems to be the holy grail of the online travel business. At least you'd guess that from the number of "new and improved" search engines announced so frequently. Three of the latest offer some unique features,...
  • Grammar Police flag dog's business trip to China

    Grammar Police flag dog's business trip to China
    Many of the errors that Grammar Policemen write me about are ones that almost no one would notice. This is why I prefer flashier, funnier bad grammar, particularly involving sentences where the modifiers are wildly misplaced. An example I've seen...
  • Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers

    Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers
    The Justice Department's surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two...
  • Seniors on the Go: The change-fee gouge: Worse than you thought

    Seniors on the Go: The change-fee gouge: Worse than you thought
    The travel press has been full of reports that the four giant legacy lines -- American, Delta, United and US Airways -- just hiked the fees to re-issue "nonrefundable" tickets. The new fees are $200 for domestic travel and $250 to $300 for most...
  • Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?

    Should this airline merger be allowed to fly?
    The proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways may not be a done deal, even if almost everyone is behaving as if it were. Although the combination, which would create the world's largest airline, has pushed back from the gate, it's still...
  • American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?

    American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?
    The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...
  • Airline 'bundling': What you need to know

    Airline 'bundling': What you need to know
    Industry mavens these days are talking a lot about airlines' "bundling" of fares and fees. So far, there's more talk than action, but you can expect the practice to grow. For now, here's what you need to know. By far the best current example of...
  • 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 awards: The new standards

    Delta and United have recently devalued their frequent flyer programs for travel starting next spring. United's changes are effective February. Delta, for some reason, decided to make two changes, one effective February 1 and another effective June 1....