Category Archives: Airlines

Economics of Airline Classes

Every wonder what drives the pricing of first class vs. business vs. economy airfares? This video explains the economics and history of the various classes of airplane tickets. I now understand a little more about the mysterious pricing of airline … Continue reading

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Luxury You Can’t Top

Check this video on flying in the suite, known as “The Residence” on Etihad Airlines. I’d be tickled pink just to get the luxury of not standing in line forever for security (see below), never mind the champagne, though I … Continue reading

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When Flying in China

If you’re flying within China, elong.com and ctrip.com are the websites to use to get the best prices. However if you use their English sites, you’ll see fewer flights and be charged more. For example, on the English site today … Continue reading

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Fun Safety Message

This Isreali low-cost airline has a catchy video for safety messages. Bravo!

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My Seat Finder

Air traveler isn’t getting easier: higher fees for checking baggage, surly staff, and diminishing seating space. I have come to dread flying. Yet there’s one new free service that counters the decline in service. Sign up for myseatfinder.com and you … Continue reading

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Dead Passengers Can’t Use a Credit

This article describes a terrible customer disservice. American Airlines refused to issue a refund to a man whose wife died and thus couldn’t travel as planned. Whoever first handled this matter was obviously out to lunch. It makes me not … Continue reading

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