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What Airlines Can Learn From Car Dealerships -- And What It Means for You

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Travelers, and particularly airline passengers, are frustrated with a system that took a simple product, such as an airline ticket, and separated it into smaller parts, an act euphemistically called "unbundling."

What's Up With These Disappearing Airfares?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The issue of fare advertising has taken on a renewed sense of urgency now that Congress is considering removing the Transportation Department's full-fare advertising rule, which requires airlines and ticket sellers to display a price that you can actually book.

Are Those "Free" United Tickets Part of a Broken System?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Should we really have to deal with these super-complex rules that the airline industry throws in our way? We shouldn't have to absorb pages of complex information in order to fly with a little class. The fix is pretty simple. It is equal parts reform and disclosure.

Is It Ever OK To Steal From An Airline?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Lauren's case isn't easy for this consumer advocate. She knowingly stole from a business that has, in the past, mistreated her. Is that ever justified?

Food Allergies: Doctors Disagree on Peanut-Free Schools/Classrooms Plus Talk on Bullying

S.Z. Berg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
S.Z. Berg

At the center of the fallout are the allergic children and teenagers who are sometimes left feeling unsafe, socially set apart from their peers at lunch or in classroom celebrations, and teased or bullied by other students.