06
Sep
2010

It’s Labor Day in the U.S. of A., so enjoy these nuggets, in celebration of employment: Downgraded: Ryanair pilots and flight attendants Downgraded: Traditional media’s fact-checking Ryanair never shies away from publicity, even if it...

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Categorized in: Ryanair

Downgraded: Ryanair paying its fines Ryanair is appealing a 3 million euro fine levied against it by Italian regulators, for failing to meet obligations to passengers during the first round of the Icelandic volcano delay fiasco. You may recall that...

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Categorized in: Ryanair, Spirit Airlines

It’s been a rough day. A rough week, and it’s only halfway over. (And while I may whine and moan, if you’ve had the misfortune of trying to have Europe on your itinerary, it’s been even rougher.) So here, cheer up. Have...

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Categorized in: airlines, Ryanair, Spirit Airlines
21
Mar
2010

Meet your new British Airways cabin crew! Yes, British Airways crew is on strike, and if you’re booked with BA, you hopefully already know this. There have been abundant cancellations, and I’d refer you to the BA website for...

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Categorized in: British Airways, Ryanair

Downgraded: American credit cards For several years now, a pet-peeve of mine as an American traveling abroad has been the challenge of using a swipe-and-sign credit card in a country where chip-and-PIN is the norm. (Consider previous posts on...

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Downgraded: Checked bags on international American Airlines flights British Airways was the first to do this, but American Airlines wasn’t far behind: Many AA economy-class ticket-holders will no longer have an allowance of two checked bags...

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