Mark O’Brien contacted us after he and his cat were denied boarding on a United Airlines flight because he did not make the required reservation for his pet. This is a great reminder to read all the terms and conditions before booking an airline ticket, especially if you’re bringing a pet onboard. Or else you could end up with a paws in your travel plans.
When Lisa Starrett’s cat was run over by a car in a motel parking lot, she was faced with a $2,500 vet and hospital bill.
When Kathleen Langdon tried to visit her son in Tucson, Ariz., her connecting flight in Los Angeles was canceled. Not willing to be rebooked on multiple connecting flights, Landon and her emotional support cat spent two nights in Los Angeles at her own expense.
Can cats fly in first class on Alaska Airlines? Beth Allen is about to find out the answer. And she’s not going to like it.
Some airline passengers are more equal than others, as Michael Morris found out when his daughter and 2-month-old granddaughter visited
Here’s today’s Christopher Elliott Show. Guest Charlie Leocha and I discuss travel insurance, airline mergers and we are joined by
Over the years, my incendiary writings have offended everyone from airline pilots to card-carrying frequent fliers to travel agents. I make no apologies for ticking them off.
When Charles Robinson tried to load his Labrador Retriever on to a United Airlines flight from Frankfurt, German, to Washington, recently, an airline employee stopped him. Not only was the cage he’d used for years to carry his dog too small, but the one for his cats didn’t cut, it either.
In their struggle to turn a profit, airlines have piled on a lot of fees in the last year, from surcharges for checked luggage to extras for confirmed reservations. And just when it seemed they had found every last fee, it looks as if they’ve turned up one more: They’re looking to Fido and Fluffy for a little extra cash. Specifically, to their owners.
Kelly Dehn just endured a nightmare flight on Northwest Airlines. It wasn’t that her four-hour trip from Minneapolis to Orange County, Calif., lasted an extra hour because the aircraft had to be de-iced. It wasn’t even that she was three months pregnant. It was her mysterious seatmate.
You know things are crazy when your airline charges less for your ticket than for your cat to fly under your seat. But these are crazy times.