Hotel CEO In Hot Water, Airline Saves The Day, Resort Fees Are GOOD Things?, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Be Careful, Flights Can Become Un-Delayed

Sharon and I have recently experienced this situation on two separate occasions, so I’m sharing it with everyone. Not knowing that this type of flight time change is possible can result in you missing your flight and needing to be rebooked on a later flight, hours to days later than you intended to travel.

What am I talking about when I say a flight can be un-delayed? Well, I’m sure there’s a more technically accurate term for this, but I’m not an expert, just a regular passenger. It’s easiest to explain by showing what happened to us on a recent flight from Orlando to New York – LaGuardia on American Airlines.

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The Best Domestic Airline & Nicest Cat. 4 Property In The World, Changi Rules, Mobile Passport Changes & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Airline Passengers’ Rights – What You Need To Know

The vast majority of people flying on U.S.-based airlines have no idea of what their rights are as airline passengers. In fact, according to Air Help, about 90% of people who fly don’t know what is and isn’t due them when their flights are delayed or cancelled, when they’re bumped, their luggage is delayed or lost, etc. So in case it happens to you and the airline is less than helpful, here’s the Readers’ Digest Condensed Version:

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American Airlines Only Cares If Elite Flyers Get To Their Destination

I came across posts from View From The Wing and Pizza in Motion, describing changes to American Airlines’ policies when rebooking passengers on delayed flights.

One advantage of taking a major airline (American, Delta or United) instead of a lower cost carrier was the ability to get rebooked on another airline in the case of a flight delay. Airlines enter into interline agreements, a system that allows one airline to book a passenger onto a competitor’s airline at a pre-negotiated cost. Say you’re flying on United and they cancel your flight due to a mechanical issue and they can’t fly you until tomorrow. United can arrange for you to fly on a Delta flight. You’ll get to your destination and you’re not mad at United for cancelling the flight.

These agreements are costly to the airlines, as they need to buy a ticket for you to fly on one of their competitors. However, they are seen as a necessary cost because the only other choice is to strand you with the options of waiting until you can get on another flight on their airline or give you a full refund and tell you to find another way to get to your destination, resulting in an angry customer. Interline agreements were one of the big things that still separated the major airlines from the low cost carriers. That is, until now.

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