Ashlea McDonald’s grandfather is dead. Virgin America should be pleased about that; it’s going to earn an extra $1,000 in change fees and fare differentials.
Read more “Who knew dead people could be so profitable?”
If you’re tired of the loyalty program apologists who breathlessly tout the benefits of their high-fee, high-interest rate credit cards, then meet Charles Morris.
Like many travelers, he fell for an airline card — and lived to regret it.
Read more “Credit card scam? Your checked bag is ‘free,’ and so is everyone else’s”
Beth Furcht thought she’d lucked out when she found a website that allowed her to book a room at the Hilton Omaha for Olympic swim trials more than a year-and-a-half in advance.
She had not.
Read more “On this hotel reservation, who’s scamming whom?”
Johan Craven couldn’t believe his luck. He’d just received an unsolicited email, supposedly from Carnival Cruise Lines, offering him an unspecified job with the cruise line in Australia.
Read more “‘Congratulations! Your application for employment has approved by the management of the Carnival’”
This is the receipt Efren Bojorquez received when he bought a pack of batteries at a local Fry’s in Phoenix. It’s 22-½ inches long!
Read more “Are loyalty schemes to blame for this receipt insanity?”