Winging It Archive: February, 2011

Were Southwest customers exposed to measles?

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Measles is one of those childhood diseases that has largely been controlled in this country with vaccination. But it can be a serious, potentially... Read more

Passenger-rights legislation hangs by a thread

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The Consumer Traveler Web site has a good roundup today by author Charlie Leocha on the status of DOT's passenger-rights rulemaking and rights... Read more

FAA approves Southwest-AirTran integration plans

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It iooks like Southwest will take less time than some other airlines, including US Airways when it merged with America West, to integrate its... Read more

Rising fuel costs push up air fares, again

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This is getting to be routine, unfortunately. The rising cost of jet fuel, caused by turmoil in the Mideast and in Libya in particular, has... Read more

U.S airlines get safer, rest of world, not so much

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Last year was the safest on record for airlines flying Western-built aircraft, with no fatalitites reported in the United States. Worldwide... Read more

Will that "totally cool" hotel be too hip for me?

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Came across a story from early this week that really made me laugh. It made me realize I'm one of those who needs to be very careful about... Read more

Higher fares coming as fees still lead to confusion

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Business travel has picked up this year, and more companies are realizing that increasing sales depends in part in getting folks out of the... Read more

Southwest becomes more like other airlines

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Southwest Airlines remains quite different in many ways from most of its domestic competitors, but in some ways it's becoming more like them... Read more