5 tips on how to avoid flight delays and cancellations

This has been a tough year for airline passengers. Almost every client we have has experienced flight cancellations, changes and/or delays. After taking billions from the federal government you would have thought we'd have a better system. But we don't. The airlines laid off, furloughed, or gave early retirement to too many of their employees. To make matters worse, they added new routes and services while knowing full well that they didn't have the staff to support their schedule. That is just unacceptable! So what is a traveler to do? Well, there are steps to take to avoid ......

By |2022-07-07T10:15:59-07:00July 5th, 2022|

Airfares are going up, up, up

Prices soar while demand softens If you have the sense that airline ticket prices are soaring, you'd be correct. The recent report from ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation) show air ticket sales totaled $7.7 billion in April 2022 which is an 156% increase year over year. This is the largest increase seen in over seven years. The average round-trip ticket cost rose to $585 in April, that is a 8% increase over March, and a 45% increase from April 2021. “April’s month-over-month sales and passenger totals are in line with pre-pandemic travel trends. We continue to monitor the impact ......

By |2022-07-07T09:13:15-07:00May 20th, 2022|

Alaska Airline’s new safety music video

During this era of Covid-19, it is understandable that travelers have concerns about the safety of their health. Alaska Airlines has created a light-hearted up-beat video to allay some of those fears. The "Safety Dance" video features a cast of all Alaska Airlines employees. Warren Fu was the director of the video. He's done videos for other artists like, The Weeknd, Daft Punk, HAIM and Dua Lipa. The video covers a variety of safety measures the airline has taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If nothing else, it will bring a smile to passengers' face and defuse some ......

By |2022-07-07T09:39:51-07:00December 15th, 2020|

La Compagnie offers all-business class service from Newark to Paris

Traveling to France just got a whole lot more comfortable with the launch of La Compagnie Airline offering all-business class flights from Newark to Paris, Monaco and Nice. With round-trip prices as low as $999 from flights from Newark to Paris, it is a deal that would be foolish to pass up. Courtesy: La Compagnie Courtesy: La Compagnie La Compagnie is operating two new Airbus A321neo's. The 100% business-class cabin has 19 rows in a 2 x 2 configuration with seats that recline to a 175-degree angle and have a built in massage feature. Seats are equipped with a ......

By |2022-07-07T11:57:01-07:00June 13th, 2019|

How you might make it to your final destination, but your bags won’t.

Switching airlines at a connecting city can create problems for your baggageImagine checking in for your flight, checking your bags, and arriving at your destination only to learn that your baggage is spinning around on a baggage carousel at your connecting airport. Well, it happens more often than you might think and it happens when you switch airlines at a connecting city.This is going to sound very esoteric and unimportant. But, as more consumers decide to purchase airline tickets online, there is an increasing need to understand some of the rules related to “Interline Baggage” agreements between airlines. These agreements ......

By |2022-07-07T10:23:06-07:00October 10th, 2018|

Flying with pets on board

We've traveled around the world with our pets. In fact our pets have flown more air miles than many people. But it is important to understand the right way to fly with your pets. Here are some of tips we've learned over time: Check with your vet Ask your vet if it OK to fly with your pets. Your pets may have illnesses, conditions, or be of an age which might making flying unsafe. Also certain types of dogs are prone to problems with flying. Check and make sure all of your vaccinations are current - some airlines will ......

By |2022-07-07T10:19:07-07:00October 10th, 2018|
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