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What you need to know this week
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Has JetBlue lost its heart? As much as I love to fly on the New York-based airline, I just had to ask. I’ll explain why, and I’ll give you the answer in my USA Today column.
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This week’s burning question
When “free” isn’t really free. Have you recently been offered something “free” (like “kids eat free” or “free wifi” or a “free ticket”) while traveling, but discovered there were significant strings attached, rendering it not quite free. If so, I’d love to include your story in an upcoming column.
The latest news from Elliott
Can you fix American Airlines’ loyalty program?
Joyce Zaritsky’s case is almost certainly impossible to solve. But you know me – I’m a sucker for seemingly intractable problems.
Don’t be a chip-and-pinhead!
If you happen to drive down the Brenner Autobahn between Austria and Italy this summer, here’s a little advice for you.
Why are airlines redefining national borders?
Is Aruba part of the United States? I’m not the one asking. Hank Roden, a fine art photographer from Urbanna, […]
Hey Expedia, my flight is missing a leg!
Something’s wrong with Joe Spooner’s airline ticket to New Zealand, and no one can help him fix it.
Help, my water heater is a lemon!
Andre Klass’s water heater is plagued by constant failures. Who’s responsible for this malfunctioning appliance, and can it be fixed?
“Is Priceline a scam?”
When David Rasmussen made a nonrefundable “name your own price” reservation through Priceline, he was in for a series of unpleasant surprises.
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