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When Did Travel Become a Commodity?

When did travel become a commodity and not an experience

When Did Travel Become a Commodity? When did it stop being an experience and more of a package, a deal, a search result? Travel has turned into an obsession for the cheapest airfare, cheapest hotel room and pretty much the lowest, cheapest  cost for anything and every thing related to travel. Wasn’t so long ago that airlines, the most “commodified” ... Read More »

Don’t Fly With People You Don’t Like

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SeatId: Don’t Fly With People You Don’t Like? It’s an axiom among those of us who fly: You never know whom you’ll be sitting next to. Could be a fascinating character from some terrific movie, your next love or, more likely, someone you really, badly want to get away from. New Media Travel reported on the idea of “Social Seating ... Read More »

Your Travel Complaints Now Settled by Technology

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Your Travel Complaints Now Settled by Technology No trip is ever trouble free. Flights are always being canceled, cruse lines change itineraries or skip ports, and car rentals are plagued by pricing or mechanical problems that are almost inevitable. Interestingly, as Christopher Elliott writes in the Seattle Times, travel disputes between a traveler and supplier, like an airline or cruise ... Read More »

Passenger Bill of Rights: Fed Up!

Don’t  Take it Any Longer! Imagine being stuck ten hours on a plane, on the tarmac. Not going anywhere. No water or food. No working toilets. That’s what happened to Jet Blue passengers…and passengers on Northwest and American, and the list goes on. No, the skies are definitely not friendly. Passengers are mad as hell and they’re not going to ... Read More »

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