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  • 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' customer service rises to new heights

    Airlines' customer service rises to new heights
    The experience of people like Nina Boal makes me optimistic about the future of air travel. An information technology specialist for a government agency in Baltimore, Boal ran into trouble recently when she flew to her mother's funeral in Chicago. Her...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Manage your connections

    Manage your connections
    Last week I reserved flights on United from my home airport, Medford, Ore., to New York, with a connection at San Francisco. My connection was a bit over an hour, so I thought I'd be fine. But a week before departure, I started checking the on-time...
  • Seniors on the Go: Forget the hype; want matters is the contract

    Seniors on the Go: Forget the hype; want matters is the contract
    Travel suppliers woo you with all sorts of hype: great service, comfort, whatever. But what you actually get is sometimes a lot less than you thought you were promised. And if you have any sort of argument, what you can legally expect is not what's in the...
  • Beware two-ticket air trips

    Beware two-ticket air trips
    Single air trips involving two separate tickets have always been a problem, but starting next year, three airlines will make it worse. Delta, Hawaiian, and US Airways have announced that they will no longer transfer checked baggage to/from other lines...
  • Travel in 2013: The airline scene

    Travel in 2013: The airline scene
    If you sit in the back of the plane, your trip will get worse -- unless you pay for better. If you sit up front, your trip will get better. Wherever you sit, you'll pay a bit more, on average. And as in the past, the best way to buy air tickets is...