Category: Air Travel Briefs

The debate continues, are cellphones safe on airplanes?

ABC News reports……… Like most airline passengers, you probably have serious doubts about those pre-flight announcements asking you to turn off your cellphones, blackberries, iPods and anything else electronic. The announcements are flat-out ignored by many frequent fliers, who are…

Flying the ‘Un-bundled’ Skies

Skyway Robbery! The slopes of the Rockies beckoned for spring skiing. The airfare seemed reasonable enough on short notice: New York City to Denver for $386 round-trip. But United wasn’t finished trying to pry money out of me. At the…

New volcanic ash ‘eruption’ threatens Europe airspace

Volcanic ash could reach Europe in days A plume of ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland is being blown south towards Britain and could reach the airspace over mainland Europe later in the week, meteorological experts said. The eruption…

Air Travelers Survival Guide, or………..

Secrets from the dark side of flying. Want a premium seat? You’ll be happy to know there is a way to get it, without paying the premium price. How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to a Perfect Flight…

Do you have a hotel horror story to share?

Below is from www.elliot.org. Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate and travel journalist. Check out his always informative and entertaining travel blog. Ridiculous or not? The “myth” of the unchanged hotel sheets “Carolyn Golaszewski, a flight attendant for a major airline, wrote to me…

Why are US Air Carriers so far behind foreign competition?

With New Planes, Flying Is Looking Up BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (TheStreet) — Especially in America, you seem to hear it a lot when flying these days: “I hate old planes.” Usually there’s a rebuttal that safety doesn’t mean fresh leather…

Luggage Lost While Traveling? Buy It Back Here……

Now on sale: your lost airline luggage Every day, a store in Scottsboro, Ala., sets out 7,000 new items sold to them by airlines. Welcome to the final resting place for lost luggage. Along a country road next to a…

It sucks to be sucked out of an airliner…..

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SUCKED OUT OF A PLANE? Here are the details — in case you were wondering after a hole blew out on a recent Southwest Airlines flight. THE GIST It would be virtually impossible to survive…