Travel news – April 22nd 2012 to April 24th 2012:
- Travel Troubleshooter: Hey, That’s Not My Chipped Windshield! – posted this over on Frommer's : Can a rental company get away with charging you a month later for a damaged windshield? This traveler finds out the hard way.
- Full text: American CEO’s letter to workers regarding US Airways – USATODAY.com –
- APEX News Digest 23rd April 2012 –
- Looking To Save Money On Books? Read And Return Them At The Airport. – Budget Travel recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
A Steve Jobs look–alike reads "Windows Vista for Dummies" in an airport. (Courtesy BrairWabbit/Flickr)
Great news for book lovers: The Read and Return program at most U.S. airports lets you buy a book, return it at another store location, and get half your money back.
- US carriers detail aircraft retrofit plans, as passenger angst over crowded bins grows | APEX Editor’s Blog –
– Lori RansonBack in 2008 US carriers led by American Airlines began charging passengers fees for checked bags in rapid-fire progression. The charges were a survival mechanism adopted by the industry as record fuel prices skyrocketed to nearly USD 147 per barrel. But when fuel prices receded in 2009 and 2010 the bag fees remained intact, along with passenger angst over their perception of being charged unfairly for what they deemed was a necessary element of the travel experience.
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- From Twitter – Art Finding Banksy in London http://t.co/JESJ8UPo
- A @BostonLogan fire truck greets the Japan Airlines 787 with a water cannon salute. –