This week’s burning question: rules are rules? Have you recently seen an airline, car rental company or hotel rigorously enforce its own policies — even when a little leniency would have been appropriate? Please , and don’t forget to include your full name, city and occupation.
Last chance to make a difference. I’m still looking for a few good volunteers who can help research customer contact information for travel companies. Last week’s response to my request for help was very encouraging, and later today we’ll be getting underway. Please if you’re interested.
Get out of the penalty box! As the airline industry toasts its on-time performance record, I report on the price we pay for arriving “on time” — or early. It’s all in this week’s MSNBC.com column. In this week’s Travel Troubleshooter, I wonder what happens when your online travel goes AWOL. There’s an exclusive interview with Hugh Crean of Bing Travel, Microsoft’s new travel search site. In my technology column, I look at what the new iPhone means to travel (hint: it could change everything).
But Disney doesn’t make mistakes. At least that’s what one reader thought when she booked a Disney World vacation. She was wrong — and right. Also, does the latest TripAdvisor ratings scandal render the whole site useless? Plus, is there a secret word that will get you on the next flight if you missed your plane? There just might be.
Wading in Lemon Bay. We found ourselves on Florida’s West Coast again this weekend, where we went on a wading adventure in Lemon Bay and raced golf carts at Palm Island Resort. You can see pictures here.
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