Daily Getaways Are Back, Frontier Is Adding Service In Cleveland And Congress Is Hard At Work Not Helping The Airlines. Things I Find Interesting On Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The US government is doing a stand-up job protecting consumers from bad airlines who don’t want to tell you how much your ticket costs.  They’re so committed they’re working on legislation to allow airlines to do exactly what they’re allowed to do today.  Just to be double super sure. The US Travel Association is bringing back Daily Getaways again this May.  Ric Garrido, who pens the Loyalty Traveler blog has a brief recap on previous year’s deals.  There are certainly great deals to be had, especially when it comes to […]

American Airlines Makes Sabre Official, United Gets Rid Of Cleveland As A Hub. Things I Find Interesting On Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

American Airlines has officially announced it will stick with the reservation system that American has used for ages, Sabre.  This is not a terrible shock as Doug has publicly stated he learned from the last time he tried to use the smaller airlines’ reservation system (when Doug’s America West took over US Airways).  That transition was so bad that it actually forced the combined airline to ground the fleet, making for a lot of angry customers. It’s a good early indicator that Doug Parker is going to try hard not […]

TSA PreCheck Expanding In Memphis, Austin, Cleveland and Raleigh

It looks like TSA PreCheck hit 40 (airports, that is).  There have been recent announcements about Cleveland and Austin. Then Memphis. And, finally Raleigh. I’m a huge fan of PreCheck.  I’ve been happy to use it at my home airport of Washington Dulles over the past 6 months and really like the integration with the Clear lanes in Denver.  While there are some that believe the TSA should be abolished, I’m reasonably happy with the way they’ve expande PreCheck. The easiest way to qualify for PreCheck is to be invited […]