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  • Are airlines bending the truth about weather delays?

    Are airlines bending the truth about weather delays?
    A few minutes after Michele Loftin's recent commuter flight from Sacramento to San Francisco pushed back from the gate, it made an abrupt U-turn and returned to the terminal. A United Airlines crewmember told passengers that the aircraft's de-icer test...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Airlines brace for a million-miler march

    Airlines brace for a million-miler march
    If you don't like some of the recent changes to your airline loyalty program, talk to Mike Croswell. He's a United Airlines "Million Miler" who assumed that his three decades of devotion to the airline would be reciprocated after he stopped being a...
  • 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...
  • New Online: Visas, Airfare Search

    New Online: Visas, Airfare Search
    You seldom have to wait long for the next online innovation. Here are three recent developments that can make your travel a bit easier or more rewarding. Online Turkish Visa. It's not even June yet, but Turkish Airlines initiated what may become the...
  • Stranded in China without an airline ticket

    Stranded in China without an airline ticket
    Q: I booked a flight from Dayton, Ohio, to Shanghai through US Airways, and things went terribly wrong with my ticket. I need your help. The first two of the three segments of my trip from Ohio to China were on United Airlines. The United agent at the...
  • Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?

    Do you have enough time to make your flight connection?
    When Mike Conrad bought an airline ticket from Washington, D.C., to Berlin, the last thing he considered was his connection in Frankfurt, Germany. But the flight, booked through United Airlines and operated by Lufthansa — an arrangement known as...
  • Delta website error gives ultra-low air fares to some lucky fliers

    Delta website error gives ultra-low air fares to some lucky fliers
    An error on Delta Air Lines' website produced super low fares Thursday morning before the problem was corrected a couple of hours later. The fares were as much as 90% below regular ticket prices. Delta passengers who took advantage of the mistake said...
  • Are lax rules slowing down airline ticket refunds?

    Are lax rules slowing down airline ticket refunds?
    Kathleen and Eugene Bianucci paid $5,770 for a pair of round-trip tickets between San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland, this year on Virgin Atlantic Airways. A few days before their trip, Kathleen, a fitness instructor from San Bruno, Calif., broke her leg...