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Any list of big tippers has to include Taylor Swift. The singer (and sizeable entourage) recently ran up an $800 bill at a restaurant in Philly and left a $500 tip. Which pales in comparison to the gratuity left by an anonymous customer at Brewski’s Bar in Ogden, Utah. The tab: $215. The tip: $5,000! … Read Should You Tip a Hero? Five Reasons to Skip Gratuities on PlanesPosted In: Airline News, TSA Security
The U.S. Department of Justice says its main motivation in trying to block merger of American Airlines and US Airways is fairness to the consumer. They believe a merger will send ticket prices soaring. While we all appreciate this concern (but where was it when the mergers of Delta, Southwest and United went off without … Read 3 Ways Government Could Lower Airfare Right NowPosted In: Airfare Analysis, Airline News, Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, TSA Security
Most of us are used to the long lines at the airport security checkpoints – some can probably even recite the TSA’s banned items list by heart (“No liquids over 3.4 ounces”). Listen as Rick Seaney tells editor Anne McDermott ways to make security easier (he says it can be done!): We understand the mission … Read 5 Ways Airport Security is Getting BetterPosted In: Multimedia, Podcasts, Rick Seaney on ABC News, TSA Security
Airlines and passengers made headlines this year – as did security officers – and here are the some of those stories. We saved the best for last. 1. American Airlines Delays, Cancelations American spent the year in bankruptcy proceedings amidst speculation of a merger with a variety of potential partners (US Airways is now seen … Read 8 Big Air Travel News Stories of 2012Posted In: Airline Fees, Airline News, Travel Safety, TSA Security
Maybe the Kardashians surpass TSA officers as internet punching bags, but the reality show stars have plenty of defenders. The TSA, not so much. So how do they deal with it? I haven’t done a study on this, but from my casual interactions and casual conversations with screeners (and from those of some of my … Read 6 Things You Might Not Know About TSA ScreenersPosted In: Rick Seaney on ABC News, TSA Security