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What we’re reading

Tipping is an abomination — here’s how to get rid of it (Slate)

How to book a deal amid the U.S. hotel construction boom (Reuters)

Apple conspired to raise e-book prices, federal judge rules (Washington Post)

Alaska Airlines ups fees for checked bags, changes (AP)

Cockpit actions of pilots in Asiana Airlines crash scrutinized (Los Angeles Times)

What we’re writing

How do I stop these Facebook fakers? (Elliott)

EU launches new passenger rights information campaign (Consumer Traveler)

Do your little brats offend other travelers? (Away is Home)

New “cheat sheet” posted for Hotwire (Elliott Contacts)

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