Christopher Elliott

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Name: Christopher Elliott
First reported 54 mins ago - Updated 54 mins ago - 1 reports

Flier who caught the flu seeks refund on overseas ticket

Q: Last year, I booked a round-trip ticket from Vienna to New York on Lufthansa's website. I didn't notice it, but the comprehensive fare rules were not displayed at the time of booking, only the following note: "The fare you have selected is nonrefundable ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - 54 mins ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Washington's Fat-Cat Regulators

Washington’s Fat-Cat RegulatorsThanks to new financial “reform” rules—made possible through the demonization of “greedy” Wall Street—the average bank regulator now makes more than the average “fat cat” banker.Since the 2010 enactment of the Dodd-Frank ... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Pay Less to Phone Home – Intelligent Travel

National Geographic Traveler Editor at Large Christopher Elliott[1] is the magazine’s consumer advocate and ombudsman. Over the past 15 years he has helped countless readers fix their trips.Here’s his latest advice:Reader Question: I’m an American taking ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets

hide caption A family checks in for an American Airlines flight at Chicago's O'Hare International AirportScott Olson /The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved ... [Published NPR - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Travel Troubleshooter: If you're contagious, shouldn't you get a flight refund?

Q: Last year, I booked a round-trip ticket from Vienna to New York on Lufthansa’s website. I didn’t notice it, but the comprehensive fare rules were not displayed at the time of booking, only the following note: “The fare you have selected is nonrefundable ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

This isn't the first time that airplane makers floated idea of standing room seats

Airline manufacturer Airbus has filed a patent for a bicycle-like seat that lets airlines fit in more passengers per plane.Airbus Don't tell me that the issue of standing room airplane "seats" is rearing its ugly head again.You may remember this front-page ... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

When hot summer deals suddenly evaporate

Now you see those summer travel deals. Now you don't.Spike Spencer knows what that's like. He just tried to book a four-night tour online from Icelandair, advertised at $1,073, including flights. But as soon as he selected his vacation, the price jumped ... [Published USA Today - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Would You Buy A $1 Airfare? Congress May Be About To | Christopher Elliott

The U.S. House of Representatives' suspension calendar is an unlikely ground zero for a midsummer battle over airline ticket advertising. But then, almost nothing about the oddly named Transparent Airfares Act, a bill championed by the domestic airline ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Long haul to get overcharged frequent-flier miles back

Q: I am writing to you for advice and help regarding a most frustrating experience with booking award travel and the resulting confusion and lack of help from United Airlines .My husband and I recently bought tickets from San Francisco to Lihue, Hawaii, ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 2 reports

Airline policy bites

A little-known airline policy nearly ruined the holiday of a lifetime for a Northland couple who are warning others to be wary of the dreaded fine print. After misreading their itinerary Lucy Mullinger and partner Brett Allen missed their May 10 Malaysia ... [Published The Press NZ - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 3 reports

Could this be why your bags didn't make that flight?

A Chicago resident alleges that United Airlines improperly favors cargo over passenger luggage when necessary to keep planes at a safe weight.Money is the reason, as cargo customers get a refund for bumped shipments while passenger baggage fees are “purportedly ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Airlines Policy re: Electronic Devices Changes

Posted Thursday, July 3rd 2014 @ 4am  by KTRH’s Nikki CourtneyOn October 1 st of last year the Federal Aviation Administration changed the rules concerning the use of electronic devices onboard planes, but few people seem to have noticed.“I think to some ... [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Jul 03 2014]

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Flier who caught the flu seeks refund on overse... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - 54 mins ago]
Washington's Fat-Cat Regulators [Published Forbes.com - Jul 30 2014]
Pay Less to Phone Home – Intelligent Travel [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 29 2014]
House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline T... [Published NPR - Jul 28 2014]
Pay Less to Phone Home [Published National Geographic - Jul 28 2014]
How the TSA beat fliers into submission [Published USA Today - Jul 28 2014]
Travel Troubleshooter: If you're contagious, sh... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 27 2014]
Travel Troubleshooter: Does insurance cover fre... [Published Philly.com - Jul 23 2014]
This isn't the first time that airplane makers ... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 23 2014]
When hot summer deals suddenly evaporate [Published USA Today - Jul 21 2014]
Would You Buy A $1 Airfare? Congress May Be Abo... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 20 2014]
Long haul to get overcharged frequent-flier mil... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 18 2014]
Traveling in Europe? Get chip-and-PIN credit card [Published Seattle Times - Jul 13 2014]
Should United pay for its mistake? [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 13 2014]
Airline policy bites [Published The Press NZ - Jul 13 2014]
Airline policy bites late travellers [Published stuff.co.nz - Jul 12 2014]
On 1st try, a disappointing experience with Hot... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jul 11 2014]
Extra hurdles for passengers with mental disabi... [Published Seattle Times - Jul 10 2014]
Could this be why your bags didn't make that fl... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Jul 08 2014]
United accused of improperly bumping baggage [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Jul 08 2014]
United passenger sues over delayed baggage [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Jul 08 2014]
Rules may pull curtain on airline conduct [Published USA Today - Jul 07 2014]
Orgs Bust on PR Trade Press While Rich J Orgs w... [Published Odwyer PR Daily - Jul 07 2014]
Is this surprise car-rental damage claim for real? [Published Durango Herald - Jul 06 2014]
Airlines Policy re: Electronic Devices Changes [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Jul 03 2014]
Pre-Check rejects deserve answers from TSA [Published USA Today - Jun 30 2014]
Be wary of travel ‘flash’ sales [Published Seattle Times - Jun 29 2014]
U.S. credit cards can let you down when overseas [Published Durango Herald - Jun 29 2014]
Travels tips for saving time and money [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jun 28 2014]
Long after the fact, Hertz claims its car was d... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 27 2014]
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More Travelers Are Fighting Back to Avoid Airli... [Published The Curious Capitalist - May 06 2014]
MoreAs Hated Airline Fees Spread, the Original Fee-Crazed Carrier Changes Course Frontier Airlines Is About To Get A Lot More Cranky Flyers Frontier Airlines Begins Charging Customers For Carry-On Baggage Savvy airline passengers are working the system ...
More Travelers Are Fighting Back to Avoid Airli... [Published TIME.com - May 06 2014]
MoreAs Hated Airline Fees Spread, the Original Fee-Crazed Carrier Changes Course Frontier Airlines Is About To Get A Lot More Cranky Flyers Frontier Airlines Begins Charging Customers For Carry-On Baggage Savvy airline passengers are working the system ...
How a Proposed ‘Transparent’ Law Would Blatantl... [Published TIME.com - Apr 11 2014]
MoreA Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes an Emergency Landing in Hong Kong On the Road: Travels Across the American Landscape The Poor Writer’s Life, Now With Free Travel … and Free Houses The new bill is strongly supported by the airline industry. ...
How a Proposed ‘Transparent’ Law Would Blatantl... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Apr 11 2014]
MoreA Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes an Emergency Landing in Hong Kong On the Road: Travels Across the American Landscape The Poor Writer’s Life, Now With Free Travel … and Free Houses The new bill is strongly supported by the airline industry. ...
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