This search engine for fare errors could be the worst idea ever

Burying the news is a time-honored tradition in American journalism. Just wait until the day before a major holiday to share information someone is reluctant to publicize, like a CEO resignation or a company “restructuring,” and hopefully no one will notice.

So when I saw the press release about an airline “error fare search engine” launching just a few hours before the American Thanksgiving holiday, I suspected someone was trying to deep-six the news. Read more “This search engine for fare errors could be the worst idea ever”

Hackers stole my identity and Cruise Planners won’t help me

Edward Picarella needs your help now.

But he’d like more than the name of an executive in charge. He wants his identity back.

See, someone stole it. Here are the details on this new case, which just landed in our forums. As a reminder, these are totally unvetted consumer problems that are unfolding in real time.
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What TSA’s iPad theft problem means for your next flight

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TSA agents seem to have a thing for iPads.

Apple’s tablet computers are easy to swipe from unwitting airline passengers and can be sold quickly online, as I noted earlier this year.
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Is the TSA coming for your iPad?

Well, at least they have good taste in tablets. / Photo by the D34N - Flickr
It happened again last week: A TSA agent was formally charged with swiping yet another iPad from a passenger.

Or iPads, in Clayton Keith Dovel’s case.
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TSA Watch: Who’s more dangerous — terrorists or the TSA?

For an agency that claims to have “zero tolerance” for criminal behavior, TSA agents sure spend a lot of time declaring their guilt.
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