Aron Szekely’s complaint stunned our advocates — but not in the way he had hoped. When American Airlines refused to allow his faithful dog on a flight to Japan, did this military man simply abandon the animal at the airport?
Angela Younger had no idea if the Marriott property at which she recently stayed allowed pets. But her question was answered soon enough when the property became a real “animal house.”
Have you ever tried to take Fido or your favorite feline with you on a trip? Maybe you have another variety of furry friend you’ve considered bringing along. Either way, if it’s your first time traveling with a pet, you probably aren’t quite sure what to expect.
We recently heard the heartwarming story of a pilot who diverted a flight to save a dog in the cargo hold. It’s always nice when we’re reminded that airlines are staffed by real people who have the same feelings we do.
A carry-on bag is included in Lana Joseph’s ticket price whenever she flies from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on
Can we look past this ridiculous debate about cellphones on planes? Can we ignore, for a moment, the breathless opinion polls, the pompous declarations by airlines that they’d never allow wireless chatter in their cabins, and the heated discussions you’ve read in your favorite travel blog?
When it comes to customer service, travel companies constantly push the limits with fees, surcharges and onerous policies. No industry does it more than the airlines, and no domestic airline does it more than Spirit Airlines, the small Florida-based carrier known for its risque ads and creative extras.
From the “gotcha” fees that can double the price of your trip to being roughed up by airport screeners, there’s no shortage of issues to get mad about in the travel business.
This is Pollux, our Bengal cat. We would take him on our road trip if we could, but it’s just not practical.
This was supposed to be the best summer ever for pets that fly.
There’s an unwritten rule in travel journalism that any story about pets on planes must contain at least one Chihuahua anecdote. I know, because I’ve written many of them. So let’s get right to Charlotte Coan and her travel companion, Cricket.
As self-described “adventurous grandparents,” Trevor and Jean Broome had been looking forward to their upcoming trip to Costa Rica, which included diving, hiking, snorkeling and whitewater rafting.
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.