Cathy Rubenstein wore an expensive coat on her recent flight from LaGuardia to Miami. She didn’t want it to get wrinkled, and although she was sitting in coach, the flight attendant hung it up in the first class cabin closet, asking Rubenstein for her seat number.
When Nathaniel Kirby boarded his American flight from Little Rock to Dallas recently, he was dismayed to find that his seatmate filled not only his own seat, but part of Kirby’s as well.
Andrea Saint James needed to rent a car in Los Angeles when she attended her friend Mary Morgan’s wedding.
When Kim Hammack’s AirTran flight from from Orlando to Dayton, Ohio, was oversold, the airline offered her a check to give up her seat. She took it.
At the Players Cafe in Liberia, Costa Rica, Marc Anderson had to fork over a bundle when he bought breakfast at the airport. His order consisted of four coffees, two orange juices, one bottled water, one bagel, two English muffin sandwiches, and one Denver omelette.
Do you have the right to a clean bathroom in first class?
If you’re flying on either Spirit Airlines or Frontier Airlines over the holidays, get ready to fork over some additional cash for checked and carry-on luggage.
When Douglas Molander got stuck in Bangkok traffic on his way to the airport, he was worried about making it in time.
On the return flight from Paris to Chicago, David Sinkovitz and his wife were supposed to connect through Charlotte on American Airlines. They did not.
Sally Bedell and her husband were looking forward to a great trip: a 12-day Cities of Light tour on Viking River Cruises — an itinerary that would have taken them from Paris to Prague, traveling along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers.
Kaysee Kauer rented an SUV for her son’s graduation, since it would hold more people and luggage than a regular sedan or coupe. It worked out well for the four people she chauffeured around. Until it didn’t.
Trying to book a flight using frequent flier miles ins’t as easy as it used to be. It’s difficult to find anything, and if you do, the flight available is usually not the most convenient.
Morgan Borders and her husband are both on active duty in the Air Force. Their specific jobs and schedules rarely afford them the opportunity for personal travel.
When Janet Szumlas’ flight from Phoenix to London to Oslo was delayed for five hours, she was impressed with how efficiently British Airways handled the situation.
Adam Khammixay is an American citizen teaching English in Mukdahan, Thailand. He purchased tickets for himself and his companions through Expedia, on EVA Air, and received his confirmation booking information, including references to both EVA Air and Expedia.
Laura Filippi and her daughters boarded their Southwest flight thinking they had plenty of time to arrive in Florida and board the Carnival Breeze for their seven-day cruise.
As the director of sales for a biotechnology company, Pankaj Sinha travels frequently. He landed in Phoenix on the evening
You’re driving down the road and suddenly, thwack! A rock flies up and hits your windshield.
Kimberly Sullivan, her husband and their children were on day two of their three-week vacation when disaster struck.
Phyllis McCormack and her sister enjoyed a four-day Bahamas Paradise cruise together last March. That is, until the very end. As they were departing, McCormack’s sister fell on one of the escalators in the cruise terminal and cut her leg, requiring stitches.
Shirley Mohamed’s 87-year-old husband had a car accident last spring. Fortunately, their insurance covered the cost of renting a car from Avis.
Volkswagen has been doing a lot of apologizing recently, but not to Katherine Henderson.
Racking up frequent flyer miles is a cinch. Flights, credit cards, hotel stays, even Netflix and mortgage brokers now allow ways for you to earn frequent flyer points.
A 3.20 carat diamond bracelet is a great way to commemorate a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico — or so Pamela Gaspard thought. The seller insisted it was genuine, and gave her a “certificate of authenticity” as proof.
Michael Tate’s wife found her husband lying on the bathroom floor, barely conscious and delirious with fever, babbling incoherently. She packed up her newborn baby and managed to get him to the emergency room.
Uber is a convenient, cost-effective means of transport in hundreds of cities around the world. Rahel Crowley’s son discovered it’s not so cost-effective when your friend throws up in an Uber driver’s car.
Gary Pool was standing in the jetway, waiting to board his flight to Texas, when he remembered that the change in air pressure often caused him sinus problems.