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FareCompare readers know there is nothing like a flight cancellation to throw your plans into disarray. Sometimes, flights are cancelled for reasons the airline has control over, such as equipment malfunctions. Other times, weather causes cancellations. And this distinction is important: just whose fault the cancellation is (the airline vs. Mother Nature) can determine your … Read Flight Cancelled? 5 Tips to Get on the Next FlightPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
Overbooking is a nasty word, but it is often a policy that airlines operate by. Why? Because some people show up late while others do not show up at all – and then these seats go empty when the flight takes off. For the most part, when this happens, others who have been booked on … Read Lower Your Chances of Getting Bumped From a FlightPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
If you fly with any regularity, particularly if you frequent the coach cabin, you’ve probably noticed that airline meal choices are limited. “Chicken or beef?” the flight attendant will ask you or. In rare cases, she may even provide you with a vegetarian option. But what if you’re vegan? Or diabetic? Or what if you’re … Read Special Dietary Needs at 35,000 FeetPosted In: Airlines, Travel Tips
It used to be that domestic travel was dominated by three major carriers – United, Delta and American – who cashed in on customer loyalty. Now, the travel industry is becoming dominated by three airline alliances – Oneworld, Star and Skyteam – which industry experts say are making major carriers less relevant. “In 10 years, … Read How Airline Alliances Are Changing the Face of TravelPosted In: Airlines
FareCompare readers who travel in Europe may have encountered Ryanair, an Irish airline originally patterned after the low-cost U.S. airline Southwest. Ryanair’s approach is to cut fares as much as possible, while charging fees for many services that travelers take for granted on other airlines. The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, comes across to some … Read 10 Crazy Air Line Travel Ideas That Just Might WorkPosted In: Airlines, Fees, Travel Tips