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  • Air travelers brace for another summer of fees

    Air travelers brace for another summer of fees
    It isn't shaping up to be a good summer for air travelers who are trying to stick to a budget. And let's be honest: Who isn't watching their bottom line? A few weeks before the traditional start of the busy travel season, United Airlines quietly raised...
  • Seniors on the Go: Two new airlines -- really?

    Seniors on the Go: Two new airlines -- really?
    Industry watchers never cease to be surprised at the allure of starting a new airline. Sure, they've seen all the red ink, even from the big guys. They've seen the history of the dozens of failed start-ups since deregulation in 1978. And they've all heard...
  • United flight turbulence tosses passengers around cabin; 5 injured

    United flight turbulence tosses passengers around cabin; 5 injured
    A flight attendant remained hospitalized Tuesday after a United Airlines flight experienced turbulence so severe that passengers, including a baby, were tossed about the cabin. Flight 1676 from Denver dropped suddenly and "hard" as it began its...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price

    Seniors on the Go: Airlines schlep your bags -- for a price
    United Airlines is emulating rival American in featuring a baggage-delivery service at your arrival airport. Although you have to get your bags to the departure airport and check them by yourself, when you arrive at your destination airport, you hand your...
  • The great airline fee grab

    The great airline fee grab
    Air travel is full of surprises, some good, many not. Steven Allen says he got a bad one recently when he called to change a United Airlines ticket from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. To move his return date from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, the...
  • Greg Schwem: Interviewing advice for a former United Airlines employee

    The United Airlines ticket snafu is history, but I still haven't stopped feeling sorry for myself. I continue to curse my inability to be in the right place at the right time, specifically on United's website where, for 15 minutes on September 12, fares...
  • Soon, airline loyalty will cost you

    Soon, airline loyalty will cost you
    Like many frequent travelers, Glenn Haussman recently received an email from Delta Air Lines about an "update" to its SkyMiles loyalty program. It was so understated that some passengers didn't bother to read it. But Haussman did. "I was not thrilled,"...
  • Greg Schwem: The only word you need to remember is 'Apple'

    I recently purchased an iPad and, like most users, now spend every waking moment perusing the online App Store, randomly purchasing applications that I will use religiously for about 30 minutes, roughly the shelf life of an app before an upgrade becomes...
  • How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses

    How travelers can challenge the industry's 'act of God' excuses
    It's the time of year when the travel industry likes to play the weather card. Couldn't check into your hotel? Blame it on that distant tornado. Flight canceled? It's the hurricane's fault, even though it's hundreds of miles away. A big repair bill for...
  • Why was Mom's card charged for my ticket?

    Why was Mom's card charged for my ticket?
    After Robin Griffith's honeymoon, there's a mysterious $869 charge on her mother's credit card for a flight from Los Angeles to Mexico City. How did it get there, and how can she get rid of it? Q: My husband and I recently flew from Mexico City to Fiji...
  • Airlines report strong profits for 2013 despite problems

    Airlines report strong profits for 2013 despite problems
    Despite a harsh winter, a government shutdown and other problems, the nation's largest airlines reported strong earnings for 2013. The country's largest airlines benefited from a steady growth in demand, stable fuel prices and a continuing rise in...
  • A worthwhile airline fee program? Don't buy it

    A worthwhile airline fee program? Don't buy it
    The introduction of a new airline fee program is re-igniting an old debate about the true cost of air travel. Earlier this month, United Airlines unveiled "subscriptions" that let you prepay for a year's worth of baggage fees, seat upgrades or airport...