Is anyone else bothered and/or amused at Virgin’s habit of announcing a specific count of passengers and crew before taking off?
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If, as most seem to agree, the vast majority of travelers choose flights nearly solely on price, why can’t low-price long-haul carriers – the model Sir Freddie Laker invented – succeed?
As MartynSinclair so eloquently puts it, “The local ways of life can be seen so much better from 2 feet rather than 4 wheels.” Are you a street walker when you travel?
Though “Best Rate Guarantees” offered by hotels and online booking sites are, in effect, deceptive marketing practices it does happen that they are occasionally honored. To give yourself a better chance of receiving the guaranteed benefit, fellow travelers suggest the following approaches.
U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle has ruled on the subject of hotel Best Rate Guarantees that, “it is not in the public’s best interest to allow unscrupulously misleading advertisements made for commercial gain.” Find out what this means, and why you still see the guarantees.
Hipmunk already sorts flight options by “Agony” – why not include in that Agony calculus an aircraft’s configuration and provide travelers with more opportunities to maximize their in-flight comfort and put focus on the airlines’ efforts to continually add more seats?
Is Qatar’s business class product and service better than British Airways’ first class offering? More than a few frequent travelers say the definitive answer is “yes”.
Our perception of delays is subject to a negativity bias. We tend to remember the delays that result in bad outcomes much more vividly than those that result in good outcomes. What about the good flight delays?
The past is often romanticized and remembered more fondly than what it might deserve. But when it comes to air travel, it might actually be that the good ‘ole days really were better than the present state of the industry.
Which requires more skill, safely piloting a regional puddle jumper, mostly manually and at low altitude, or flying a jumbo 747 transatlantic from London to New York City? Following the recent Air France pilot strike, members on the Business Traveller forums engage in a fascinating discussion about the value of pilots, and their short- and…