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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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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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‘Buy Now, Save Later, Too’ Is an Important Travel Development

March 26, 2012
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‘Buy Now, Save Later, Too’ Is an Important Travel Development

In the highly complex world of buying travel services on the web, there’s an important new development showing up that can turn the game on its head. Already for car rentals and now for hotels websites have been launched that can lower the price even after we’ve bought the deal. AutoSlash.com promises the consumer...

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Travelocity Leads Consumer Favorability Survey Ranking

February 29, 2012
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Travelocity Leads Consumer Favorability Survey Ranking

Most things considered, travel consumers are quite comfortable with on-line opportunities — and Travelocity now leads in a very tight field, according to an annual survey of consumer attitudes. The American Consumer Satisfaction Index reports that Travelocity last year moved up 2.6 percent in consumer approval over 2010 to top the list — but...

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