Air Travel News 7.30.10

Air, Air Travel News, England, Getting There Deals — By on July 30, 2010 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

L G Air Travel News Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.


Mystery Fare Sale If You Act Quickly

Starting at 12 noon today, and that’s London time (7 am Eastern time), bmi airlines is having a bmifriday fare sale.  It’s only on for 5 hours and the discounted destinations are a secret.  If you’re quick enough and lucky you could be in for substantial savings.

Source:  Skyscanner

Can I At Least Get My Baggage Fee Back?

So let’s see if I have this straight.  Airlines, you make me pay a fee for a checked bag, you lose my bag (not just delay, LOSE), and you refuse to refund said fee for checking my bag.  That is the basis of a recent lawsuit filed against American Airlines.  The airline’s defense is that they are responsible for the contents of the bag, not the baggage fee.  So in essence travelers could be paying for the privilege of letting the airline lose their luggage.

Source: KHOU

Keep Track of Those Kids!

A few weeks ago an airline sent two children to the wrong destinations and this week a child was stuck in limbo at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for several hours.  Poor kid;  he was waiting for an airline employee to fetch him and take him to his connecting flight, but he was forgotten.  The 9 year old boy had to endure 8 hours of bad tv and McDonald’s food before someone decided to do something and sent him on his way to his waiting, anxious mother.  This airline (United) had no problem refunding the $100 childcare fee…

Source:  Chicago Tribune

Is It Going To Be The Internet or HGTV?

Flying today might mean a tight squeeze into a middle seat, but at least you’re likely to be entertained.  Most major airlines offer at least one form of distraction during your flight;  wi-fi, satellite tv, etc.  A handy round-up of who has what and what it will cost you.

Source:  Jaunted

Photo credit:  markhillary/flickr

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