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Airfares are Going Up
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Airfares are Going Up

May 4, 2007 Earlier this week, it was actually headline news when Southwest airlines raised fares systemwide…by $2. Two dollars made headlines? That small raise, which was immediately matched by… Read More…

Airport Design and You
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Airport Design and You

April 25, 2007 So much about U.S. airports and airport design is counterintuitive. Not long ago, I remember seeing a billboard as I was driving to the Fort Lauderdale airport… Read More…

Handling “Mishandled” Bags
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Handling “Mishandled” Bags

April 19, 2007A few weeks ago, I was flying from Atlanta to Frankfurt, and had to check bags. Those of you who read or watch me regularly know I’ll do… Read More…

Love Your Skycaps
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Love Your Skycaps

April 9, 2007 There was a time, in the not too distant past, when skycaps worked for the airlines. They wore the airline uniforms. They had health and pension plans…. Read More…

Strange But True
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Strange But True

April 3, 2007 Strange but true… A woman dies on a British Airways flight and the flight attendants “upgrade” the body to… first class. Two passengers fall off a Princess… Read More…

Airlines “On Time”
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Airlines “On Time”

March 23, 2007 It’s impossible for airlines to be on time. That’s a pretty bold statement. Now I’m sure you want to know the reasons why — and who is… Read More…

Failure to Disclose
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Failure to Disclose

March 19, 2007 Recently, I flew to Phoenix for a business meeting, and needed a hotel room for just one night. I hadn’t bothered to make a reservation, and simply… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Common Sense Airline Security?
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Travel Detective Blog: Common Sense Airline Security?

Two items in the news recently underscored — in fact, screamed — for common sense and intelligence when it comes to airport and airline security. News item number one: The idiot… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Air Rehab
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Travel Detective Blog: Air Rehab

I’ve been doing some thinking about the current state of air travel, and I think it’s time to spice things up. We need to forget typical first class, or traditional… Read More…