| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:15 PM
United Airlines is upending its frequent-flier program, basing MileagePlus awards on dollars spent rather than miles flown in a shift that rewards big-spending corporate travelers, its most profitable customers.
The decision, announced Tuesday,...
| Jun 15, 2014
When the central bank announced the big change, those of us who had squirreled away what we had earned over the years naturally were concerned about the effect on our savings plans.
Maybe we view our account as an emergency fund. Or it figures in our...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: Will I ever be able to get a frequent-flier ticket again?
Answer: Probably. But it takes work, so we have secrets to share.
It might not seem so now as you peruse airfares, but you're paying less for airfare on average than you were in 1995....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 10:03 AM
A dispute over two violins on a US Airways flight ended with a musician fiddling away his time on the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The feud resulted in a YouTube video that already has more than 200,000 views.
The musicians, Zach...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The nation’s largest airlines improved their on-time rates during April and canceled fewer flights, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Chicago-based United Airlines posted an on-time rate of 81.8...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:56 AM
With fares remaining stable, customer satisfaction with the airline industry is at a record high, according to an annual study released Wednesday.
On a 1,000-point scale, customer satisfaction reached 712, a 17-point increase from the same study last...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Two violinists who said that their instruments were not allowed on a US Airways flight have taken their grievances to YouTube in a video showing them protesting on the airport tarmac. Their video, posted earlier this week, has since gone viral and has...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Lots of people still carry on their bags, but a heavy, big bag more than likely will need to go down below.
And that's going to cost you.
The overweight and oversize fees are in addition to your checked-bag fees. If your bag is overweight and...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| May 20, 2014
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...
| May 4, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
From LAX, Delta, Southwest and American offer nonstop service to Salt Lake City, and Southwest, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $414,...