United Airlines says I was a “no-show.” I say I was bumped. Who’s right?

United Airlines says Sean Keegan missed his flight. Keegan says United bumped him.

Who’s right? Keegan wants our advocates to make the call. Read more “United Airlines says I was a “no-show.” I say I was bumped. Who’s right?”

I was bumped from my Spirit flight. Wasn’t I?

When Bob Fournier received an email from Spirit Airlines indicating that his flight had been rescheduled, he thought he had been bumped. From where he sat, he was facing the same circumstances as if he had been involuntarily denied boarding: Not only was he unable to fly home at the originally scheduled time, but he also would have to book a hotel room for a couple of extra nights, rent a car and miss a day of work. Read more “I was bumped from my Spirit flight. Wasn’t I?”

A crewmember just ordered me off the plane. Do I have to obey?

United Airlines has been in the news a lot lately and the stories have been disturbing. It’s been so disturbing to reader Janis Dolnick, who has two upcoming flights booked on United, that she wrote to us to ask what rights she has, if any, should she be asked to leave a flight.

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What all the recent United Airlines headlines may mean for travelers

Now that the dust has almost settled from United Airlines’ infamous passenger-expulsion incident, travelers are left with several important and largely unanswered questions about how this kerfuffle will change air travel — if it does at all. Read more “What all the recent United Airlines headlines may mean for travelers”

Even more funny airline math on this downgrade, but is there a solution?

United’s frequent flier program, MileagePlus, promises “the best combination of service and rewards for frequent travelers.”

But Thomas Williams says he got neither when he tried to use his hard-earned miles for a flight from Boston to San Francisco.
Read more “Even more funny airline math on this downgrade, but is there a solution?”