Are some travelers still being given free TSA PreCheck?

Security lines at some airports are long and require that passengers arrive even earlier than the airlines suggest in order to make their flights. Several years ago, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began Trusted Traveler Programs, including TSA PreCheck, which allow passengers who have paid a fee and submitted to a background check to benefit from expedited screening. Travelers with TSA PreCheck do not have to remove laptop computers or liquids from their carry-ons, and are allowed to keep their shoes and sweaters on as they are screened. Read more “Are some travelers still being given free TSA PreCheck?”

How about a refund for these downgraded seats, Qantas?

Stan Shopa is disappointed to miss his Qantas connection from Los Angeles to Melbourne. The airline rebooks him on a flight the next day. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that he and his wife will be sitting in downgraded seats for the 17-hour flight. Shouldn’t he be entitled to a price adjustment? Read more “How about a refund for these downgraded seats, Qantas?”

We were heading to the Bahamas, but Air Canada left us in Orlando

How much does an airline have to do to get you to your destination on time if the flight is postponed? Jacqui DeGeus learns the answer the hard way. Read more “We were heading to the Bahamas, but Air Canada left us in Orlando”

Dollar said I was a ‘no-show’ and took my money

Ed Samson is a “no-show” for his Hotwire rental in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Why won’t Dollar Rent a Car refund his money? Read more “Dollar said I was a ‘no-show’ and took my money”

How to never miss your flight

I recently was inspired by my wife (who often inspires me).

Unfortunately, this inspiration took place during a frantic phone call as she was stuck on the highway, 20 minutes before her plane’s scheduled departure. This flight was the only one that would have enabled her to make it in time for a business meeting. Read more “How to never miss your flight”