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Airlines Peg Ticket Prices to Passenger Profiles. Pay more?

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Airline Plan Uses Social Media to Personalize, Customize Ticket Prices Will buying an airline ticket soon be as personalized as buying a suit from a sales person? Probably, as trends go. It’s no surprise that airlines want to personalize their relationships to their customers. If they can figure out how, it would be a huge step toward making the ticket-buying ... Read More »

Are you a Perfect Passenger?

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Are you the Perfect Passenger? by Alicia Staley According to a recent article posted on the economist.com, the perfect airline passengers are single European men, in their 30s traveling for pleasure.  Once he’s got his airline tickets, it seems the single European man is content to go about his travels, with minimal interaction with airline staff.  Is that what it takes to ... Read More »

Best Travel Deals to the USA

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Best Travel Deals to the USA Planning a Vacation in the USA is not easy  because the country is so vast and diverse, with its two coasts, the heartland mid-west, the south, and everything in between. So the cities and landscapes make the list of potential vacation options impossible to condense into a single list. From the sights, sounds and ... Read More »

Why Airline Food Really Is Bad (1-min Audio PostCard)

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AIRLINE2 1 Please click the Audio Player above to hear why Airline Food Really Does Taste Bad Text Version Is it actually the food the airlines serve (when they do) that tastes so bad, or is it the flying experience make the food taste so awful? Wired Magazine reported that a handful of brave volunteers made “the ultimate sacrifice for ... Read More »

Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags

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Note to Airlines: Skip the Passengers, Just Fly the Bags Absurd as it may seem, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A report from the Department of Transportation  reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked bag and ... Read More »

Billions Spent, But Are We Any Safer?

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Billions Spent, But Are We Any Safer? In its usual witty, acerbic but always readable content, Fastcompany.com  looks at the Transportation Security Administration’s huge expenditures on air travel since 9/11 in their efforts to keep us safe. How big is huge? Fifty-six plus billion dollars spent on schemes and strategies that more of ten than not fall flat or never ... Read More »

The Art Of Almost Packing Perfectly

The Art of Almost Packing Perfectly If images of jumping on your suitcase as your partner quickly snaps the locks shut, or sitting on the thing while you’re doubled over tying the straps are your version of packing, then this primer on how and what to pack could be for you. Remember the adage, “pack half of what you think ... Read More »

Why Hotel Information Matters More Than Airline Stuff

Curated Hotel Information vs Crowd-sourced Content Sarah Lacy, in her typically classy and insightful travel content, points out in TechCrunch that basically we all know what to expect from an airline, no matter what airline or in what country. We all get the bad legroom, the free soda, the predictable (if you’re lucky) arrival and departure times) all of which ... Read More »

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags

Note to Airlines: Skip the Flight, Just Charge for The Bags Absurd as it may seems, it’s very possible the airlines are making more money on the persistent and aggressive fees they’re charging than on ticket sales. A recent report from the Department of Transportation reveals that in 2010, the airlines raked in a whopping 5.7 billion dollars in checked ... Read More »

Help for the Lost Luggage Disaster

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Help for the Lost Luggage Disaster According to Cheapflights.com The Department of Transportation says only 0.005% of bags are lost. But that’s not counting delays in repatriating passengers with their luggage. The Cheapflights site has some helpful information if it’s your bag that happens to be lost or delayed somewhere. But you know, many of us who fly frequently are ... Read More »

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