First Month Under the Three Hour Ground Delay Rule Sees More Travelers Inconvenienced

First Month Under the Three Hour Ground Delay Rule Sees More Travelers Inconvenienced

Back at the end of April, the rule enacting massive fines to airlines who keep people on an airplane on the ground for more than three hours went into effect. The Department of Transportation just released May’s results and the numbers show that more travelers were inconvenienced. Have you been … Read the post

What Airlines Spend on Food

What Airlines Spend on Food

It’s time once again for us to talk about airline food. I know, it’s your favorite, right? But this is really interesting stuff. As part of Form 41 data that airlines have to submit to the feds, food expense is broken out. Someone brought this to my attention recently, and … Read the post

UPS Luggage Box Tries to Compete with Airline Checked Bags (Not Quite There Yet)

UPS Luggage Box Tries to Compete with Airline Checked Bags (Not Quite There Yet)

Everyone loves to complain about luggage fees, but other than flying Southwest or JetBlue, there hasn’t really been a way to avoid them that makes economic sense. I mean, sure, you could FedEx your suitcase, but that ain’t cheap. UPS has apparently been watching luggage fees rise and now has Read the post

Delta and US Airways Cancel Slot Swap, Feds Lose Game of Chicken, Win Cranky Jackass Award

Delta and US Airways Cancel Slot Swap, Feds Lose Game of Chicken, Win Cranky Jackass Award

I assume the feds knew they were playing with fire when they decided to attach incredibly onerous conditions to the proposed slot swap between US Airways and Delta in Washington and New York. Now, US Airways and Delta have officially decided to reject the requirements and stick with the status … Read the post

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