Airline math often fails to resemble the math we learned in school.
Why did Delta Air lines cancel Julienne Battalia’s flight? She was flying from Seattle to Montreal via New York on Jan.
United Airlines charges Myrna Lippman more money for a downgraded seat on her flight from Venice to Miami. Can it do that? The post Downgraded on my flight, but charged more appeared first on Elliott.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook . Sunset over the Louvre, Paris © Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ The post Photo of the Moment: Sunset Over the Louvre, Paris appeared first on Vagabondish .
Congress last week proposed not one, but three ideas that could dramatically improve your next travel experience. I know that sounds like the opening line of a joke, but it’s true
Expedia promises David Weitzman a 10 percent discount if he skips housekeeping during his stay. But the hotel disagrees. Who’s right
These are confusing times for airline passengers. The post Why air travelers are confused about TSA screening appeared first on Elliott.
Three American airlines offer the most onboard wireless Internet connections worldwide, according to new research. The post These airline have the best Wi-Fi in the world appeared first on Elliott.
When you rent a car, all you really want are the keys to your car and reliable directions, thanks very much. No surprises.
United’s frequent flier program, MileagePlus, promises “the best combination of service and rewards for frequent travelers.” But Thomas Williams says he got neither when he tried to use his hard-earned miles for a flight from Boston to San Francisco.
“Elite status,” as one of my clients once observed, “means they treat you less badly.” And as 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to find a way for airlines to treat you less badly. Are you ready? The post Attention frequent fliers — time for a year-end mileage tune-up appeared first on Elliott.
Charleen Factor was broadsided by a refund after she returned her Dollar rental car recently. The post Shocked at the counter by a few dollars more appeared first on Elliott.
If you think mandatory resort fees represent the free market at its best, please don’t read this post.
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Timing is everything when you have a travel complaint.
Janice Hough’s scathing critique of first class tickets that weren’t really first class tickets was this week’s most visited story.
From time to time, a case crosses my desk that’s so incendiary, I wonder if we should even allow it to post on our help forum.
Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook . New Mexico in general and the area around Albuquerque, in particular, have been a haven for geeky travelers long before Heisenberg ever “graduated” from high school chemistry to hardcore “cooking”. If you’re a nerd through-and-through — someone who appreciates a good nuclear museum or the physics behind hot air ballooning, ABQ (as it’s known to locals) should be at the top of your bucket list.
Sandwich Harbor, Namibia Camera NIKON D300S ISO 200 Focal Length 18mm Aperture f/4 Exposure Time 1/5000 Sandwich Harbor is located along the coast of the Namib Desert south of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. The harbor is known for it large amount of waterfowl, including flamingos
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Mahalo to Dave Newbold from Hawaii Island for sharing this neat photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos . Dave tells us that he found this surfboard-shaped sign in Hawi (pronounced hah-vee) on the North Shore of Hawaii Island. It sure does say “ALOHA” to us
If you’re a regular reader of this site, maybe you’ve noticed something a little unusual below their headlines lately. The stock photography has been replaced with … well, art
William Leeper has been an AT&T customer for 11 years.
Anthony Kumasaka was reviewing his folio from a stay at Mohonk Mountain House and found several fees listed, including room and board fee, occupancy tax, overnight charges tax, and this charge: “Gratuity-overnight”. Understandably, he asked, “A gratuity for just sleeping?” The post Gratuities gone…
Uh-oh, did I just write another clickbait headline? The post Now it’s really time to cancel your Amazon Prime appeared first on Elliott
Though the man in black never really “shot a man in Reno”—don’t believe all the song lyrics—he did pick “cotton in the bottomland” as the son of an Arkansas Delta farmer. His family’s 1930s homestead, meticulously restored, opened a year ago as a museum
So often the views out the window are superb, like on Cathay Pacific CX-257 from Hong Kong to London last week. We started off by flying south out of Hong Kong, before turning north and flying right over Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. We continued north across China, passing east of Beijing, but almost directly overhead Taiyuan where I stayed for a night a couple of years ago
Though Hawaii’s humpback whale season isn’t into full swing until mid/late December, it’s possible that the season’s first whale to arrive in Hawaii is making the journey to the islands at this moment. So, it’s time for our annual contest to predict the first humpback whale sighting of the upcoming season! To assist you with your prediction, here’s a list of the the most recent humpback sightings: 2006 – October 11 2007 – October 7 2008 – October 8 2009 – October 20 2010 – October 20 2011 — September 26 2012 — August 30 2013 — October 5 2014 — September 16 Here’s how the 2015 contest will work: Pick the earliest date you think the first whale sighting will be this year. Enter your prediction in the comments for this blog post . (Sorry Facebook friends, but only blog comments will be eligible
Imagine this: You are a passenger on a flight from Houston to Munich. You look in the trash and see a handful of bullets
America’s road infrastructure is crumbling. The post America’s roads get a “D” — here’s why appeared first on Elliott.