Poll: What's The Next Airline Fee?

Poll: What's The Next Airline Fee?

With airlines now charging fees for not paying fees a specified way and contemplating charging for bathroom access, we wanted to take a crack at predicting the next annoying fee. Take the poll inside and suggest your own fee.

Royal Caribbean: Give Us $800 Or Find Another Ship

Royal Caribbean: Give Us $800 Or Find Another Ship

Royal Caribbean told Mary Hoefs at check-in that her family wouldn’t be allowed to board unless they paid $800 on the spot, even though Mary had paid for the cruise in full four months earlier. Royal Caribbean later refunded $400, but why did they choose to kick off Mary’s cruise with extortion? The answer, inside…

RyanAir: Bye Bye, Checked Bags And Airport Check-In. Hello, Gambling!

RyanAir: Bye Bye, Checked Bags And Airport Check-In. Hello, Gambling!

RyanAir this week announced that they will soon eliminate all airport check-in counters and require passengers to carry-on their luggage. Starting early next year, passengers will need to schlep their bags through airport security and drop them at the steps of the plane for checking into plane’s cargo hold. Once aboard though, there will be gambling!

AA Has Devil Lady For Check-In At Huntsville, Alabama Airport

AA Has Devil Lady For Check-In At Huntsville, Alabama Airport

Rodrigo writes of American Airlines, “In the last 4 travels between me, my wife and my father-in-law, ALL of them had been pretty bad. But the last one was the worst by far.” However, they had lots of miles to cash in, a tight budget, and travel needs, so it was back into the belly of the beast for one more adventure: “First nonsense of the day was when the lady there claimed the maximum was 50 pounds for the luggage. Ok here we go again.”

Snowglobes, Gel Insoles: The Tools of Terrorism

Snowglobes, Gel Insoles: The Tools of Terrorism

CNN has posted up a marvelous round-up of traveler complaints after the first few days of the new airline security regulations. The absurdity of confiscating snow globes and gel in-soles really speaks for itself, but we marveled at this letter from an airline employee.