If you wanted to read something uplifting, you probably wouldn’t be subscribed to my weekly newsletter. So let’s get right to it! You have to check out my latest Newsweek contribution about corporate America’s advertising rhetoric and the AT&T throttling case. And I have a few thoughts on the outrageously bad behavior of TSA agents last week.
Before I go on, I wanted to say a few words about connections. Yesterday, our friends with Android phones got a version of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing application. If you just downloaded it to your phone, I’d love to connect with you; my username is elliottdotorg. (Also, you can find me on Twitter.)
I’d also like to suggest you connect with our underwriter, Let’s Fly Cheaper, which offers savings of up to 60 percent on business class flights. The good folks at Let’s Fly Cheaper are supporting the consumer advocacy on this site — please consider giving them your business!
• I have a few photos from the Disney Fantasy to share with you. Also, do you know which American town is the best “faux” European village? Well, why not put it to a vote? (You can also read this on the Huffington Post).
• I have a couple of items on airlines behaving badly. Here’s an elderly couple that was forced to downgrade their ultra-long haul flight because they paid with miles. Here’s a woman whose flights were delayed and whose luggage was lost, and who may — or may not — have been adequately compensated. And who’s to blame for absurd luggage policies?
• And finally, I bring you one more report that you will have some difficulty believing: A follow-up on the home rental phishing scam (or maybe I should say, a lack of follow up).
We’re back home for the next few weeks while we prepare for our next big trip, which will be a month-long, cross-country trek. You can follow us every step of the way on our family travel blog.
(Photo: Phil D/Flickr)