Why I hate airline code-sharing and — why you will, too

How much do I hate airline code-sharing? Let me count the ways.

I could offer a lot of persuasive answers, starting with the many code-share catastrophe cases we receive every day on this site. I could also point out that code-sharing is a euphemism for passing off someone else’s flight as your own, or in the language of reality, lying. Read more “Why I hate airline code-sharing and — why you will, too”

My flight was canceled and I had to pay extra to travel

When Mark Schlangel’s flight is canceled, his airline refuses to rebook him on the next available flight, and he’s forced to buy a new ticket. Is he entitled to a refund? Read more “My flight was canceled and I had to pay extra to travel”

Whose ticket is it, anyway?

All Bonnie Elliott needed were seat assignments in advance. And all Ernie Kuhnke wanted were his frequent-flier miles.
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That’s ridiculous! What you see isn’t what you get

When Virginia Vail made a reservation at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls last month through a website called National Park Reservations, she assumed the $252 room rate would be the price she actually paid. She also thought she was dealing with the U.S. National Park Service, as the name of the website implied.
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