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“JetBlue Stole My Cameras” … yea, probably not

The photography and airline interwebs are abuzz with a scathing blog post by photographer Jess T. Dugan claiming that on the 18th of December 2012, flying between Chicago O’Hare and Boston Logan, on JetBlue flight 922, the airline stole her camera gear.   There are lessons to be learned here for photographers from Ms. Dugan’s unfortunate…

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Starting Today Allegiant Air Charges For Carry On Bags

In April 2010 Spirit Airlines announced the unthinkable … the airline would begin charging passengers for carry on bags, shocking the travel industry that any airline would charge for carry on bags before Ireland’s Ryanair.  Now, two years later Ryanair is still not charging passengers for carry on bags, however Las Vegas based low cost…

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Low Cost Carriers Are A Pain – The Musical

Airline passengers complain about airline prices and service no matter where they are from and no matter the airline they fly … but in England and Ireland low cost carriers often take the extremes of traveling with a low cost airline to new heights (or lows depending on how you look at it).   Well…

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DOT Slaps Spirit Airlines With Fines For Tweets

For some time the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has been monitoring the social media activities of airlines to ensure that airlines fully disclose fares up front to travelers.  Under DOT regulations any far, including promotional fares, must disclose taxes and fees up front. While DOT fare disclosure eats into Twitter’s 140-character message, regulations for…

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Ryanair To Launch Kid Free Flights…no its not April 1st

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair can be seen in many different ways, innovative, controversial, evil, profitable, brilliant, dastardly … but if nothing else the airline has forged its own path and certainly made a name for itself doing things other airlines only dream about or don’t dare do. Today Ryanair has announced it that this…

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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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Airline Fee Profits On The Rise Again

This past Monday the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the 2010 2nd Quarter financial data for U.S. airlines and the news was not surprising … ancillary revenue profits are continuing to increase. I have been writing about the Bureau of Transportation Statistics findings for the past two years or so because I find this shift…

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Demystifying Spirit Airlines Carry-On Baggage Fees (Photogs Listen Up!)

Yesterday Spirit Airlines instituted its new policy for changing passengers to bring carry on bags on-board the airlines’ flights. I had written about this when it was announced back in April of this year here : Spirit Airlines Charges For Carry-On Bags & Beats Ryanair To The Bottom As the airline struggles to implement its…

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Spirit Airlines’ Pilots Go On Strike : Is This The End?

It appears that the old pep rally cheer of “We’ve got spirit yes we do! We’ve got spirit how ’bout you?” does not apply to Spirit Airlines. At 5:01AM eastern standard time, after long negations had broken off between Spirit Airlines‘ and its Pilot’s represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) … and following…

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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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