By the way, if I miss you on this visit, no worries — we’ll be back in the Big Apple really soon.
I’d like to give a big shout-out to our friends and long-time underwriters at Cheapflights.com. If you’re looking for the best price on an airfare, you should go there. Why? Because they believe in customer service, and they’re willing to support a site that promotes it. Thank you, Cheapflights!
This week, we’ve already seen a lot of action, but I wanted to draw your attention to Josh Floyd’s Is this a scam? feature, which puts foreign exchange fees in its crosshairs today. Also, I take the TSA to task for saying it has “zero tolerance” for thieves. (The HuffPo version went off the charts in the comments section. Way to go, Arianna!)
• My Washington Post column on the Costa Concordia sinking and the unfortunate contract provisions in cruise passengers’ ticket contract has sparked some debate.
• I share some of your feedback from the heated discussion about XL passengers and breastfeeding moms. You’ll definitely want to take the poll, too.
• And I have two stories about people who say they weren’t treated right: a member of Vantage’s frequent-customer program and a fellow journalist who questions AirBNB’s business model.
Finally, I wanted to thank everyone for the very warm welcome to a cold New York City. I’ve heard from many of you through social media and by phone since I arrived here yesterday, and I’m truly grateful for reaching out to me. I wish I could visit with all of you.
(Photo: A Has/Flickr)