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Reader Mail : Which Airport Is Strictest [for security]?

A constant complaint from travelers is an inconsistent security and airline policy experience.  This week’s reader mail addresses a wide range of these inconsistencies. This reader mail comes from Derek in Phoenix … who asks his question about security and carry-on policy in multiple parts. Derek asks 1) which airport strictest? like: nothing sharp, even…

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Why Ryanair Can’t Legally Eliminate Co-Pilots

Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary has a knack for making headlines. As much as most people deplore Ryanair, some of O’Leary’s comments simply cannot be ignored. The other day it was released that O’Leary made the following comment in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek magazine : “Really, you only need one pilot. Let’s take out the…

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Ryanair vs The Violin : Blame The Passenger Not The Airline

Everyday I read stories regarding passengers who are upset about carry on bags, checked bags, legroom, missing flights because they were late. Today was no different … except today this story was published by the BBC and it is virally traveling throughout Twitter, Ryanair tells girl to buy £190 plane seat for violin. According to…

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Ryanair vs UK Air Passenger Duty – Is Ryanair Right?

Today Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced it will be reducing its winter flights by 16%.  While most airlines make their announcements and move on, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary is making public statement that the United Kingdom’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is ‘damaging’ the airline industry and creating capacity reductions in the United Kingdom.…

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Ancillary Revenue Fees For U.S. Airlines Net US$7.8 Billion Last Year!

Back in May 2009 I wrote about how airlines were using ancillary revenue, primarily from checked baggage fees, as their financial salvation. At the time many travelers were astonished to find out that in the fourth-quarter of 2008 airlines in the United States had netted US$498,600,000. For those of you that thought US$498,600,000 in a…

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Spirit Airlines “Pre-Reclined” Seat : Worst Seat Choices Ever On SeatGuru?

OK, to be fair…SeatGuru does not actually rate seats, however SeatGuru gives travelers one of the most detailed and best resources for choosing seats on flights. If you have not used SeatGuru, the site shows diagrams for more that 700 airliners flown by commercial airlines around the world. In the graphics of most airline seat…

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Spirit Airlines Installs “Pre-Reclined” Seats : Are They Now RyanAmerica?

At the start of April Spirit Airlines reached a new level of unbundling its airfares by becoming the first airlines to charge passengers for carry-on baggage. For many years Irish airline Ryanair had been commonly thought of as the epitome of Low-Cost-Carriers (LCC), but it seems that Ryanair is rapidly becoming eclipsed by Spirit Airlines…

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Spirit Airlines Charges For Carry-On Bags & Beats Ryanair To The Bottom

Irish airline Ryanair is reviled by flyers throughout Europe for their extreme measures in ‘unbundling‘ airfares and charging for everything. Ryanair’s pricing is so convoluted that the airline charges passengers to pay for their tickets and even charges passengers to check in for their flights. While Ryanair is reviled, passengers fly them because of their…

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Flying With Your Cameras On Your Shoulders : Save The Weight

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 28/10/2009 – Flying With Your Cameras On Your Shoulders : Save The Weight With many airlines seemingly clamping down on carry-on baggage weight there is a simple trick many photographer seem to miss that is effective on 99% of the airlines…when travelling, fly with your cameras out on your shoulders.…

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What Is A Low Cost Carrier?

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 29/06/2009 –What Is A Low Cost Carrier? It is not often I set off to write a post on Flying With Fish where I ask a question that I not only don’t have an answer to, but haven’t the slightest idea how define an answer. As the line between full-service…

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