Articles Tagged ‘airlines’

Airports Now (Again) Allowed to Try and Opt Out of TSA

Airports Now (Again) Allowed to Try and Opt Out of TSA July 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The confusion continues. After all the rule changes the TSA implemented last year, including new screening procedures that had a whole lot of people up in arms, they are now allowing airports to opt-out of their federal screening program. Well, sort of. According to MSNBC.com, the TSA has revised the...

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s

Women in Airline Advertisements of the 1950s July 7, 2011 | Featured | Read More
In 2010 airlines started charging for carry-on items and for using the bathroom, ah how things have changed since the 50’s! When commercial flights were just beginning to…take off, popular airlines of the day focused their advertising efforts on showing the charm of their female flight attendants,...

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem

Man’s Lost Luggage is Only Part of the Problem July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you’ve ever had your luggage lost by an airline, you know that it’s almost always an unpleasant experience. But in the end, after the hassle and stress of waiting around for your luggage to be found and delivered to you, things usually turn out okay. A minor inconvenience is usually what...

Airlines Hold Lowest Satisfaction Score While Hotels Have Highest

Airlines Hold Lowest Satisfaction Score While Hotels Have Highest July 6, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
With Southwest kicking people off their planes left and right and bag fees that totaled 3.4 billion in 2010, it’s no wonder that Americans are far from happy with their airlines. A new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index showed that airlines scored lowest among 47 industries in...

Leave the Bathtub at Home

Leave the Bathtub at Home April 19, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
You officially don’t need to be embarrassed for forgetting that you packed a 5 ounce container of liquid or a pair of tweezers in your check in luggage at the airport. Especially if flying Virgin Atlantic. Virgin just released a summary from their recent survey conducted by staff at all 32 airports...

How do you say “Food Truck” in French?

How do you say “Food Truck” in French? April 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Children born today will grow up in a world where airline food is a thing of the past. Their parents will reminisce about pretzels, peanuts, and hot food passed around by flight attendants. They will assume we always had to use exact change or debit card to buy $11 sandwiches from the terminal or $11...

Infographic: The State of Air Travel Over the Last 60 Years

Infographic: The State of Air Travel Over the Last 60 Years March 26, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We’ve all heard it before: flying used to be more comfortable, glamorous, easier, sexier, better for your health, guaranteed to wash away those Monday blues, and generally made you a better person. Those who talk about the “good old days” of flying refer to gourmet meals on fine china...

Sit Closer to Your Facebook Friends on Malaysia Airlines

Sit Closer to Your Facebook Friends on Malaysia Airlines March 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In August 2010, Delta became the first airline carrier to allow customers to search for flights and book them directly through Facebook. At that time, other airlines only allowed customers to use Facebook to search for available flight times. When it was time to pay, they were redirected back to the...

Survey Shows Adult Flights Gaining Popularity

Survey Shows Adult Flights Gaining Popularity February 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A recent survey showed that many business class travelers would like major airlines to offer adult only flights – meaning no children allowed, not meaning a 747 full of people angling to get in the Mile High Club. Dave Richardson, a journalist, is pushing airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic...

The Future of Airport Customer Service: Holograms?

The Future of Airport Customer Service: Holograms? February 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
To shorten security lines, improve customer service, and make passengers feel like they are in a Star Wars film, Manchester and London Luton airports have introduced holograms at their bag check queues. Manchester unveiled their two holograms “John” and “Julie” on January 31st and a few days...