Travel Week in Review – October 21st, 2022

Travel Week in Review – October 21st, 2022

It was a strange fate that Lufthansa and its customers should suffer so much fear and doubt for something as small as an Apple AirTag. But suffer they did, because the German airline Lufthansa, seemingly misreading an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulation, positioned itself this week as the only major airline banning people from tracking their checked luggage with AirTags. Read More…

Airfares rose 42.9 percent over the past year ending in September, the fastest rate on record, according to Labor Department data released Thursday. As demand for air travel rebounded to pre-pandemic levels this summer, airlines cut down on their flight schedules to reduce delays and cancellations stemming from a shortage of workers and to blunt the impact of rising fuel costs. Read More…

Although it sounds like a Hollywood plot, authorities didn’t need help from “Snakes on a Plane” actor Samuel L. Jackson when an airline passenger found a snake underfoot after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport. Police and operations employees met the plane at its gate early Monday afternoon and removed the garden snake. Unlike the infamous 2006 film “Snakes on a Plane,” the incident did not impact operations at the airport. Read More…

Since, over the past two-and-a-half years, the effects of COVID-19 forced travelers to be more flexible in their plans and book their trips relatively last minute, some vacationers now appear to be taking that trend to the extreme. In fact, a spirit of spontaneity and flexibility is emerging as the new norm in travel. Many are now embracing this era of uncertainty and exhibiting highly spontaneous behavior when heading off on their getaways. Read More…

American Airlines has settled a class-action lawsuit and agreed to pay a minimum of $7.5 million for overcharging customers for baggage fees. The sum is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.2 billion that the carrier took in last year for such fees, which was significantly more than any other U.S. airline. American Airlines charges passengers between $30 for one checked bag flying on domestic flights and similar amounts when flying to most international destinations. Read More…


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