How Alamo, Marriott, and Southwest waived change fees and saved a vacation

Ben Cooperman’s New England vacation ended suddenly, but there was a silver lining, thanks to Alamo, Marriott, and Southwest, which waived change fees for him in an unexpected gesture of goodwill. Read more “How Alamo, Marriott, and Southwest waived change fees and saved a vacation”

The unbelievable but true story of Sandals honoring a 25-year-old voucher.

In 1991, Norman Gunn’s tropical and pricey getaway to a Sandals Caribbean resort went wrong.
Really wrong.

But the company made it right, offering a voucher for a future vacation. And then, over a quarter of a century later, Sandals made it really right. More right than anyone thought possible.

You won’t believe how. Read more “The unbelievable but true story of Sandals honoring a 25-year-old voucher.”

Southwest is still taking this passenger under its wing

Two years ago, Southwest abandoned a takeoff from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, to remove Peggy Uhle from a flight. Read more “Southwest is still taking this passenger under its wing”

Southwest helps fix a wheelchair — and a holiday journey

Waiting in line to board a flight can be a good thing.

It means Carlos Vargas and his 90-year-old mother, of Chicago, can board their Southwest flight to Newark, N.J. first. Read more “Southwest helps fix a wheelchair — and a holiday journey”

How Air New Zealand rekindled one passenger’s loyalty

Clark Fetridge thought his recent vacation to Australia and New Zealand would be a perfect opportunity to catch up on his in-flight e-book reading.

Little did he know he was about to lose his Kindle — but thanks to Air New Zealand, his reading caught up with him. Read more “How Air New Zealand rekindled one passenger’s loyalty”