Remember how bad last week was for Delta’s operation? If you do, you’re the only one. As of yesterday, Delta’s problems were forgotten. Once the video surfaced of a man being dragged off his oversold United Express flight, bloodied and battered, the public moved on to its next fascination … Read the post
Why airlines bump passengers, and what you can do about it – Vox
I spoke with Vox on a big article they put together about bumping. Maybe a couple of inaccuracies in here, but overall, it’s fairly complete.
It’s Thanksgiving again, and that means it’s time for another year’s installment of the True Meaning of Thanksgiving. Enjoy reading this in your turkey-induced comas. Hooray!
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A special time of year is upon us, and so it is time to reflect upon the True Meaning of Thanksgiving.
Getting bumped gets more lucrative – CNN Out of the Office
If you get bumped against your will, compensation is rising, but that could also mean higher fares.
It’s certainly a coincidence that the winner of the signed Southwest timetable is none other than Robert Stack, the author of the True Meaning of Thanksgiving. Robert by far had the most comprehensive entry, and in fact took many photos of timetables, airplanes, and a little alcohol. I … Read the post
Air Canada has long been the leader in finding things to sell that were not previously offered at all, and it appears they’ve done it again. Now, you can earn some cash by volunteering in advance to be bumped if they need your seat closer to departure. I like the … Read the post
I know this happened last week, but I haven’t had the chance to write about it until now. The DOT announced that it was going to increase the compensation for passengers who are involuntarily denied boarding. Is this a big deal? Well it could be. It certainly won’t make … Read the post
Once again, we’re at the beginning of the busiest travel period of the year. It’s a time for stuffing yourself silly and watching lots of football. It’s also that time to get stuck in long security lines, bad weather, and to celebrate the tradition of being stranded in the airport, … Read the post
Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s easily my favorite holiday of the year. I’ve been stuffing myself over the last few days to keep myself in top shape for the big meal today.
But for the traveler, there is another reason to love Thanksgiving. Since 1998, my friend Robert Stack has issued his … Read the post