Hey Air New Zealand, what happened to my Skycouch?

Susan Crookall books an Air New Zealand Skycouch — three seats across in economy class — for the marathon flight from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand. When she doesn’t get it, she wants the airline to compensate her. But should it?
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Warning! Not all premium seats are created equal

Airline seat pricing never made much sense to begin with, but leave it to United Airlines to take it to the next level.
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How to avoid airline seat “densification” (you’ll LUV this)

If you’re looking for humane economy class seats, buy a ticket on Southwest Airlines. Read more “How to avoid airline seat “densification” (you’ll LUV this)”

The Livingsocial offer that wasn’t social at all

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Question: I’m looking for your help in resolving an issue with a deal I found on Livingsocial.com. Recently, it published an offer for the Indy 500, which had options for $39 general seating, or $150 a person VIP seating. I wanted to attend with a few friends, so we all signed up for the VIP seats.

Livingsocial has an offer where if you purchase a deal, and then get three friends to do so as well, then you get yours free. Now, we all wanted to sit together, but figured 4 for the price of 3 wasn’t bad; however, there was no information on the deal page about seating policies. So I emailed customer support (their phone lines were down after their recent password issues) to ask whether this was possible.
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Denied a room because they’re not gay enough?

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Hotels turn away guests for all kinds of reasons, but here’s one you don’t hear every day: You’re not gay enough.

That’s what Laura Bradmeyer says a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hotel did to her parents when they tried to check in recently. A receptionist told her father the hotel wouldn’t honor his reservation.

“He was told that no women were allowed,” she remembers. “My parents were not charged anything, but they were turned away.”

Eventually, her parents found a room in a different hotel. But Bradmeyer wonders: is the resort allowed to tell guests to leave because of their gender or sexual orientation?
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