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The Last Oasis of Quiet In Peril As Virgin Atlantic OKs Phone Calls

May 21, 2012
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The Last Oasis of Quiet In Peril As Virgin Atlantic OKs Phone Calls

This cannot be a good thing. Virgin Atlantic will now allow cell phone calls. For most of us, a crying baby would be preferable to row after row of passengers jabbering away at high volume on their phones. Virgin Atlantic says it will limit the number of calls at any given time but it...

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Southwest Best Airlines for Redeeming Miles, Delta, Not So Much

May 21, 2012
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Southwest Best Airlines for Redeeming Miles, Delta, Not So Much

Ready to redeem your frequent-flier miles and reward points for a plane ticket? You’ll probably get a seat on Southwest, but good luck with Delta, at least at the basic redemption level. Southwest Airlines has the best availability of award seats among U.S. airlines on travel dates this year between April and October, according...

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Former TSA Head Says Airport Security Searches Largely A Waste

April 16, 2012
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Former TSA Head Says Airport Security Searches Largely A Waste

If you think that security searches for pen knives and razor blades is a waste of money and your time, you have agreement from the man who should know: The former administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. “More than a decade after 9/11, it is a national embarrassment that our airport security system remains...

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Allegiant Says ‘That’s the Spirit’ Fees Like Fleas

April 4, 2012
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Allegiant Says ‘That’s the Spirit’ Fees Like Fleas

Joining a “trend” that consumers hoped would never catch on, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Airlines today follows the dismal lead of Spirit Airlines in charging passengers for carry-on items. By assessing a mint for checked luggage the airlines have forced travelers to use carry on — and now the airlines are bilking the sap customers...

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