It started with a proposed bill to set minimum seat sizes on planes. Then a senator took on hotel resort fees, and another put airline surcharges in his crosshairs. And then the Senate released one of the most passenger-friendly Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bills in a generation.
If you’ve ever found a bargain on a hotel only to discover a few clicks later that the property charged a nonnegotiable “resort fee,” you’re not alone. Last year, 744 properties in the United States added these fees to their guests’ final bills, an astonishing 25 percent increase from 2014.
Now that the dust has settled after Round 1 of the fight for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, air travelers are wondering: What’s in it for us?
British Airways shouldn’t have charged Jim Arnold and his wife $400 for their checked bags. After all, the couple were flying from London to Newark in premium economy class. But when they tried to check in, that’s what the computer demanded.
These are confusing times for airline passengers.
If he reveals the details of his awful vacation-rental experience, Terry Fedigan is afraid of what might happen. The rental property’s owner could sue — and win.
Little things sometimes make a big difference when it comes to travel safety. Like a strategically placed zipper.
What has Washington done for airline passengers lately?
In the travel industry, little things can make a big difference.
When it comes to booking a hotel online, what you see isn’t always what you get.
Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.
Kendra Thornton is an unlikely candidate for government aid, but when Frontier Airlines recently denied her a seat on a flight from Chicago to Denver, that’s exactly what she got.
Hertz has quietly dropped one of the car rental industry’s most unpopular surcharges: the cleaning fee.
ason Landman’s stateroom on the Carnival Miracle vibrated from the moment his ship cast off in Long Beach, Calif., until it docked seven days later. “It shook and rattled literally from start to finish of the cruise,” he says.
Do you have the right to room on a plane?
Somewhere on one of my social media accounts, there’s an image of me being pulled over for speeding in Pooler, Ga. My crime? Doing 67 mph on a stretch of Interstate 95 where the speed limit abruptly drops from 65 to 55. Gotcha!
As hotel renovations go, the one Robert Reich experienced was pretty extreme. The property he’d booked in Baltimore, the Mount Vernon Hotel, was being remodeled and reopening as the Hotel Indigo Baltimore — Mt. Vernon.
If your blood pressure spikes when you think about the words “kids” and “plane” in the same sentence, as you
An impending fight in Congress this spring over the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill could affect your next flight, for
Lost luggage may soon become as rare as lost airline tickets — or, at least, you’d think so when you
It’s for your own good. Travelers are hearing these words more often than ever, and they are being applied to
The days of a freewheeling, lightly regulated airline industry, in which a carrier can charge whatever fees and fares it
The excuse had a familiar ring to it. Craig Zimmett’s daughter, Alissa, was supposed to fly from Miami to Gainesville,
When Amos Peters picked up a rental car in Austin a few weeks ago, the only thing that stood between
Let’s just call Expedia’s $280 million acquisition of Travelocity, and the reportedly imminent sale of Orbitz, what it is: the
A car rental should be the least dramatic part of your vacation. You pick up the vehicle, you drive it,
The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view.