Just tell people the truth, I suggested. If you've given away too many miles over the years to make good on them, then tell people. Don't make believe people can get free flights to Europe when they can't. A little transparency, I might have added, can go a long way.
When airline experts, who make a living being in flight for half of their year were asked, what the essentials that they can't live without, this ...
OK. I won't really burn it. I'll just cut it into lots of little pieces. And bend them. And stomp on them. For a quarter century, I was a loya...
Even the most frazzled travelers are calmed once they realize a knowledgeable person is helping them find their destination. I love helping people in need. As it turns out, I'm also very good at it.
If I had known about same-day change fees then I probably wouldn't have panicked so much. The average change fee costs anywhere from $100 to $200 these days, making it sometimes cheaper to ditch the flight than taking it.
Some airlines still offer free curbside check-in, but others charge $2 per bag (that's of course, in addition to the standard baggage fees). And whether you pay or not, tipping is an expected part of the skycap exchange.
Long flights can be a drag, but there's nothing better to make the time fly and take your mind off cramped economy quarters than a good in-flight entertainment system.
We've rounded up a list of some of the most commonly asked travel questions and spoke with a handful of industry insiders and travel experts to, once and for all, answer those queries that cause so much anxiety.
Sometimes, spending time in the airport isn't so bad. At least, not if you have yoga rooms ... or free Wi-Fi ... or express train service to one of the most happening cities in the U.S.
By: Alex Bracetti Credit: iStock/scanrail Airports are pretty ...
Once you pinpoint the programs that offer a variety of redemption options and elite status privileges, you also have to determine which program best fits your lifestyle and travel goals.
There are a lot of experiences I can recall after my sixth year volunteering with Travelers Aid, but one of the most memorable is the infamous Virginia earthquake of August 23, 2011. Since we're approaching its fourth anniversary, I thought it would be enlightening to touch on the experiences I had that day.
Let's be honest. How well do you know your world? Do you take your time to explore new places when you get the opportunity? I am talking about the small dirt track that is hidden behind the bushes at the end of your back garden, - not exploring a new island in the Caribbean. Though that would be lovely too!
Our government needs to heed this threat to the U.S. airline grid, to domestic economic objectives, and to good-paying U.S. jobs. As someone who worked in the U.S. airline business for 25 years, I know firsthand that American, Delta, and United can compete, but not on a playing field rigged by limitless resources
Factor in the burden of sifting through constantly changing program structures and it's easy to see how choosing the right loyalty program can be a challenge.
Do you really speak Swedish? I was admiring the pretty blonde girl greeting us at the reception in Lyon, France. Not only was she born in Sweden, sh...