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  • The big merger: Business wins; consumers lose

    The big merger: Business wins; consumers lose
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice essentially caved on its attempt to block the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It extracted a few face-saving concessions, declared victory and then folded its tent. The merger will now almost...
  • Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time

    Avoiding those airport lines -- at least some of the time
    Airport Security. The TSA has opened up enrollment in its "Precheck" DHS Trusted Traveler program to anyone who wants to join -- and pay the $85 fee for five years participation. As a Trusted Traveler, you are eligible to use the presumably-shorter...
  • Spending: Secrets for saving on airfare

    Skyrocketing airfares to Europe, due to high fuel prices and high demand, have made travel to the Continent even pricier. Plus, fees continue to rise: United Airlines increased its domestic change fee to $200, and American, Delta and US Airways followed...
  • What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?

    What did federal agencies do for travelers in 2013?
    Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst. But there's actually a...
  • Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers

    Blocking this airline mega-merger is good for travelers
    The Justice Department's surprise lawsuit to block the proposed $11 billion consolidation of American Airlines and US Airways appears to doom the latest airline mega-merger, at least in its current form. But for airline passengers, the prospect of two...
  • American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?

    American Airlines -- US Airways merger: good for air travelers?
    The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways appeared to move a step closer early this month when Tom Horton, American's chief executive, announced that the two carriers were in "discussions" and that a decision would be made "within a...
  • The big merger: Fluff or fact?

    The big merger: Fluff or fact?
    The Department of Justice move to shelve the American-US Airways merger surprised just about everybody in the business. And it unleashed a flood of facts, opinions pretending to be facts and outright fluff into the public discourse. Here's my attempt to...
  • Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality

    Seniors on the Go: American's "Modernization" -- Hype and Reality
    Last week's announcement by American Airlines, touting its modernization, is typical of the message the airlines send us these days. The announcement was pure hype: a video clip, by the line's CEO no less, keyed to the new paint job the line is adopting...
  • Routehappy seating report: The rear cabin

    Routehappy seating report: The rear cabin
    About 13 percent of U.S. domestic flights have coach/economy seats with at least one inch of extra legroom than the industry standard. That's the overall conclusion from a new study by Routehappy, the innovative flight search website that calculates a...
  • FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes

    FCC moves to lift ban on cellphone calls on planes
    Amid debate over safety, air rage and courtesy in the air, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first step in allowing passengers on airplanes to use cellphones in flight. The “notice of rule making” approved by a 3-2 vote...
  • Travel worries -- real and imagined

    Travel worries -- real and imagined
    The upcoming Ides of March is an appropriate time to look for bad news, and you don't have to look very far. But beware: Although some popular travel worries are red herrings, others are on target. Popular Worry: The standard for distributing airfare...