Fat flyers

Heavy Lifting: Airlines Look at the Ever-Expanding Passenger

The numbers are neither startling nor new. Greater than one in three (39.8 percent) of Americans are obese, according to the CDC. That means nearly 100 million US adults are officially overweight and may be flying soon in a seat near you. Or you may be one of the many flyers these days who has […]

AirHelp: Finding Money in the Chaos of Flying

My story is not unusual. I was heading home from the island of Mallorca last October. There was nothing brewing in the weather and, indeed, the waves of tourists that summer brings were long gone. I headed to the low-cost carrier I was taking back to Los Angeles, checked in, snaked through security, made it […]

Stuck at the Airport or Struck by the Travel Curse?

Sweaty palms at the airport? Has the light, now heavy, snow shower grounded your flight … again? If so, you may be one of the one in seven Americans that feel they’ve been struck by the “travel curse.” A new study looking at the travel experiences of some 2,000 Americans determined that 14 percent seem […]

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Quirky Airport Amenities — Beyond Duty Free

Think your airport is just a place to board planes? Think again. Airports, where the average traveler spends 137 minutes per trip lining up, sitting down, pacing, waiting … and waiting for their plane to start boarding are now becoming destinations in their own right –hubs of shopping, stylish dining, entertainment, exercise, even pampering. This […]

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Airline Satisfaction Rises as Seat Demand Surges

A steep demand for air travel has airlines adding some 116,000 seats per day to accommodate the 246.1 million air travelers coming onboard. According to Airlines for America, a trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, an average of 2.68 million per day are expected to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. […]

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Pets on a Plane? Furs Things First

Airline Travel with a pet has been a topic of serious conversation for years, even before headlines broadcast an avoidable tragedy involving a pet death aboard a recent United Airlines flight. In that misfortune, a flight attendant ordered the passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin aboard a Houston-to-New York flight. She […]