Editor’s Note: This week we’re running a series of our favorite holiday travel columns. And we knew we had to start with Andy Smith’s Thanksgiving air travel odyssey. There’s a sequel to “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” in here somewhere!
With everyone is saying “Thank you” today, what better time to think about what comes next? You’re welcome.
Being an airline employee means you get lots of perks, especially free travel, right?
As I found out, the answer is “yes and no.” Pass travel is great when everything runs smoothly, but when it doesn’t, things can get interesting pretty quickly.
In this season of gratitude, American consumers are feeling left out in the cold. And with good reason.
Don’t bother checking the forecast. You know what’s coming. Endless stacks of holiday sale inserts choking the newspaper, all but obliterating the pull-out comics (which I need, by the way, to keep me rooted in reality during this time). It’s Black Friday.
Black Friday is closing in upon us. There are only 3½ weeks until the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season, when madness like this occurs:
What annoys you the most about air travel?
Next week is one of the busiest of the year for air travel. And the last thing you probably want to see at the airport when you fly home for Thanksgiving is a long line — especially one that’s preventable.
TSA Administrator John Pistole was busy making the rounds during Thanksgiving week, trying to assure holiday air travelers that their screening experience would be better than last year.
Today is, by some estimates, the busiest air travel day of the year. Here’s what to expect if you’re flying.
The TSA body-scan/pat-down crisis isn’t over — yet.
Flying somewhere this Thanksgiving? You might want to read this first.
Booking a flight online may be convenient, but it’s far from problem-free. Just ask Charles Bornheim, whose son is holding an extra airline ticket he booked through Orbitz.
Here’s a heart-warming story for the Thanksgiving holiday: James Thomson and a longtime friend, who is suffering from terminal cancer, ran into trouble with their flights from San Francisco to Bali. One leg of Thompson’s flight was canceled, which threatened to end his friend’s final vacation.
Thanksgiving evokes memories of cold weather and warm Turkey dinner, but here in Florida it’s a great time to go to the beach.
Take your car in for a tuneup. Give yourself extra time if you’re flying. Oh, and it’s going to be one for the record books.
After a sharp drop last year, more Americans are expected to travel for the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday, although travel by air will decline. That’s how the play-it-straight AP played the just-released AAA Thanksgiving forecast.
Debbie Gitlan’s Thanksgiving flights, which she booked last March on Spirit Airlines, kept getting rescheduled to the point where she couldn’t take the trip anymore.
You can’t talk about the worst holiday travel experiences without mentioning the movie “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” The 1987 comedy, starring Steve Martin and John Candy, is about one frazzled business traveler’s struggle to get home in time for Thanksgiving. It’s a textbook holiday travel nightmare.
It took a couple of airline bankruptcies, a summer of staycations, a serious recession and the near-collapse of the world economy, but by golly, travelers are feeling loved right now. Here are six reasons why.
Here’s a holiday travel forecast you probably won’t read anywhere else: look for lower prices on everything from air fares to hotel room rates, smaller crowds and a more pleasant overall experience. Am I nuts? Well, no.