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Do You Need to Check Out Online Reviews for Airlines?

The New York Times had an interesting article on the increasing number of travelers who consult online reviews before choosing an airline. Many of these folks appear to be elite flyers who spend a lot of time and money traveling for work in [Read entire story]

Would You Sit in These Airline Seats – At Any Price?

Would You Sit in These Airline Seats – At Any Price?

The always outrageous Michael OLeary, CEO of Ryanair Europes ultra-discount carrier once joked hed divide a plane into two cabins, one with seats, one without, pricing the seats at 25 euros and standing room at one euro. [Read entire story]

Not Your Average Travel Stories + Video: Week of July 14, 2014

This week: Traffic losers, geography losers. But we do have winning video. Strange, Weird, Unusual, Odd Hey, LA! Wont be so easy getting to Los Angeles International July 25-28 because part of Century Blvd. will be shut down while a bridge gets [Read entire story]

The Week’s Airfare Sales: Plenty of Deals for Weekend Shoppers

There are about a million sales underway at the moment. OK, a slight exaggeration but there are a lot of deals out there and we hope one is perfect for you. Click the airline for sample prices and departure cities. Last-Minute Weekend Deals Hurry! American: [Read entire story]

Free Pizza Isn’t the Only Nice Thing Airline Crews Do for Passengers

Did you hear the one about the pilot who ordered 50 pizzas from Dominos? The Frontier captain wasnt throwing a party, just feeding tired and hungry passengers who were unexpectedly diverted to Cheyenne, Wyo., because of stormy weather. Nice job, [Read entire story]

What Happens If Your Electronic Device Cannot Turn On?

It appears that airlines may be just as foggy on the details of the new electronic device security regulations as the rest of us. LISTEN: So what if your device is dead? FareCompares Rick Seaney has some ideas. Devices Must have Power Earlier this week [Read entire story]

United-Initiated Airfare Hike Attempt Fails Over Weekend

United-Initiated Airfare Hike Attempt Fails Over Weekend

That was quick. United Airlines hiked fares up to $10 round-trip - on Wednesday (July 2) but by Saturday the hike was dead. How Uniteds Hike Began and Ended Times indicated are eastern daylight. July 2: United raises airfares at 8 p.m. July 3: [Read entire story]

TSA Security: Electronic Devices Must Be Charged for Flights into U.S.

According to the TSA, if youll be flying from an overseas airport to the U.S. and plan to take a smartphone, a laptop or tablet, be sure it is charged or at least has some power so you can turn it on and prove its an iPad and not an explosive [Read entire story]

Not Your Average Travel Stories + Video: Week of July 7, 2014

This week: Pizza and the Beatles excellent combination. Plus not one but two cool videos. Strange, Weird, Unusual and Odd Pizza pilot: The Frontier flight to Denver had to divert to Cheyenne, Wyoming because of storms. It  was late, the passengers were [Read entire story]

Hurricane Arthur Could Delay East Coast Flights

News reports say Hurricane Arthur is now making its way up the East Coast which could cause problems for Fourth of July travelers but as of this morning (July 3), the only delays seen by FlightStats are the usual suspects New York area airports [Read entire story]

Southwest Goes International Starting Today

Southwest posted an unusual sale this morning (July 1), unusual in that it featured international destinations. And not for travel in the future, either Southwests new flights to Caribbean islands began today. The once scrappy little upstart is [Read entire story]

Last-Minute July 4th Deals

Well, were certainly coming down to the wire, arent we? But if you really want to get away for the Fourth on a plane, here are some suggestions. Theyll work for other last-minute trips, too. Travel scams people fall for. Again and [Read entire story]