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Comment by Iberia Airlines on June 13, 2012 at 3:49pm

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Comment by Ed Wetschler on June 11, 2012 at 11:53am

"Never Sit Next to Boring People Again." What do you think of these new sites that match you up with a flying mate?

Comment by Anil on May 25, 2012 at 2:53am

Delta's website was charging its Frequent Flyers (people like me) more than ordinary passengers :( Our member, Charlie was quoted in the TravelDailyNews as saying -
“It would appear from reports that, one of the benefits of belonging to Delta’s SkyMiles program is the privilege to pay more for your airfare,” said Charlie Leocha, Director of CTA"

 This has most medallion members pretty upset. I wonder if other airlines do the same ? 

Comment by Ed Wetschler on May 3, 2012 at 8:17am

$100 per carry-on bag -- this just in from Miami's CBS affiliate:  "Miramar-based Spirit Airlines has never met a fee it wasn’t willing to charge passengers. Now, the budget airline will hike some carry-on baggage fess to $100.

"Spirit Air currently charges $45 for a carry-on bag. But as of November 6, customers who wait to pay the fee at the gate will pay $100. The fee will apply to any bag that has to be placed in the overhead bin.

"The price for a carry-on bag paid for at an airport kiosk will increase from $40 to $50."

To what extent are other airlines going to follow?

Comment by Anil on April 30, 2012 at 12:02am

While it has been known for a while that cellphone usage does not interfere with modern avionics; and some airlines have mulled allowing use (not in the US), I would rather, that the plane be a sanctity of chatter-free zone for the duration of the flight. 

Incidently the airlines allow laptop internet use via wifi on-board, but still prohibit voice through skype/google-voice/x-lite/etc.. 

Certainly, airlines have vented revenue interests in outrageously priced voice communication via those handsets that are by your seat. Why would they ban an app in my mac ? If I can get audio/video why not skype ? or embedded the google voice player in gmail ?

Comment by Ed Wetschler on April 29, 2012 at 4:15pm

Here's the latest volley in the debate over whether you should be able to use a cellphone on a airlines. Do you agree with the author? 

Comment by Juan Martinez on April 7, 2012 at 1:25pm

You ask if in reality passengers care more about service than price. The answer here in Europe appears to be price. Almost all the British appear to be flying here on discount airlines. 

Comment by Northeast News on April 7, 2012 at 11:36am

Purdue University's annual Airline Passenger Survey reports that the most important consideration to flyers today is customer service. But trips I've taken on planes where passengers chose the sardine can seats instead of paying a few dollars more for premium economy make me ask: Is customer service really passengers' most important consideration, or is price all that really matters?  

Comment by Ed Wetschler on March 10, 2012 at 10:59am

FAA: Air travel to double over next 20 years but ticket prices will rise slowly. Really? What about fuel?

Comment by Ed Wetschler on February 20, 2012 at 10:05am

Flying from Boston to San Francisco, Kaleel Sakakeeny found that he was responsible for .98 tons of CO2 -- that's a ton of gas, boys and girls. But are carbon offsets really the answer?




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