Certain U.S. Travelers Like Loyalty Programs — And Use Them

As we know, there are various types of loyalty programs. And these include programs tied to banks, retailers, gas stations, etc. Among the promoted programs? Travel-related programs. They offer loyal customers free rooms, airline travel, upgrades, and more. This post focuses on travel programs. Certain U.S. travelers like loyalty programs — and use them.   […]

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Aggravated by Airline Pricing?

The complexities and variability of airfares can be disconcerting even to the most patient people. Two recent articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal illustrate the situation. The second article referenced in this post shows how dire matters are to many fliers — the government is proposing a new disclosure rule.   First, Scott McCartney […]

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The Airlines Find Yet Another Way to Annoy Us

If you are a typical economy fare flier, the airlines have come up with many ways to aggravate you over the years: Want to check a bag? Pay a fee. Want a meal? Buy it before you board the plane. Want a window seat? Pay an extra fee. Want a little extra leg room? Pay […]

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