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  • Beware two-ticket air trips

    Beware two-ticket air trips
    Single air trips involving two separate tickets have always been a problem, but starting next year, three airlines will make it worse. Delta, Hawaiian, and US Airways have announced that they will no longer transfer checked baggage to/from other lines on flight connections that use two separate tickets. Previously, big airlines, including Delta and US Airways, would generally accept checked baggage on many two-ticket trips without the need for you to claim and re-check at a connecting point. This service was always limited to airlines that have "interline" agreements -- typically, the big "legacy" lines -- but now several lines say, "only if both flights are on our line." They even exclude transfer to partner airlines in the same alliance.
  • 'Best' airlines? Really?

    'Best' airlines? Really?
    To nobody's surprise, Cathay Pacific came in as the number one "airline of the year" on the latest Skytrax ratings of the world's major airlines. This survey, which Skytrax modestly claims to be "a most respected global airline passenger study," always...

    Using miles to escape from New York

    Using miles to escape from New York
    Felix Chan's parents are stranded in New York after a storm. They can't get back to Hong Kong because he used miles to pay for their ticket. Are they stuck? Q: My parents, who are visiting me from Hong Kong, are scheduled to travel on Cathay Pacific...

    Frequent flyer seats: Big differences among lines

    Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, concludes the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey; you'll have the toughest time on Delta and US Airways. IdeaWorks just released its fourth...

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats

    Where to find those 18-inch-wide seats
    Last week Airbus released a study showing that economy-class seats measuring 18 inches wide are a lot more comfortable than seats measuring 17 inches wide. My first reaction was, "For this they needed a study?" But the purpose of this study isn't to...