Travel Tip of the Day: Best Seats on American’s New A321

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Best Seats on American’s New A321 I just flew L.A. to Miami on one of AA’s brand-spanking-new A321 planes, which are so new that SeatGuru.com and SeatExpert.com don’t even have them listed yet. As I wrote in this post, it’s a beautiful plane but American put one (or three) too many rows in it, so even […]

Why NOT to Fly on American Airlines’ New A321 Planes

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I’m a fan of American Airlines (AA). They have great customer service, especially on Twitter, and I love the fact that they haven’t gone to the dark side with their frequent flier program by going revenue-based instead of mileage-based (Boo Delta and United). But everyone in the industry knows that that will switch over once […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 3, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Yet Another Flight Diverted After Fight Over Reclining Seat (#3) World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire at 90 Honeymoon terror for couple caught in turbulence which broke air steward’s hip Frontier bailing on Wilmington flights because the fools who run it don’t understand geography Qantas passengers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 20, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Aloft Hotel to Begin Testing ‘Botlr,’ a Robotic Bellhop John Kerry has flown 519,136 miles to 51 countries in 239 days in 2014! SeaWorld shares dive as documentary #Blackfish spurs attendance drop One of Iceland’s Biggest Volcanoes May Threaten European Aviation Again British Airways launches cute animals […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 6, 2094

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: NY Post: Everything freaked-out fliers need to know about Ebola Wellesley Hotel in London charges man $127 for three bottles of water A private contractor has 300 days to search one of the most remote places on Earth for MH370 American Airlines ends meals for premium fliers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use AA.com to Hold Tickets

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Use AA.com to Hold Tickets One of my favorite features of American Airlines’ website (AA.com) is that it allows you to hold tickets for 24 hours, free of charge and without requiring you to plop down a credit card. I believe it began shortly after the 2011 Department of Transportation rule stating that all U.S. and foreign carriers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 25, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta Goes Lie-Flat on Transcon Boeing 757s Pilots blamed for Asiana crash Man tries to delay flight at London City Airport using fire alarm You’re 3 Times More Likely to Have Delayed & Lost Bags in European Airports than Anywhere Else American to slash Venezuela flights on […]