Stories by Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Longtime holdout JetBlue Airways adds checked bag fee

JetBlue Airways proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. Now it will charge up to $25 for checked luggage.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, June 22, 2015

Airline checked bag, reservation change fees set 1Q record

Airlines set 1Q record for bag fees, helped US carriers top $3 billion in profit.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Airlines revise carry-on size guidelines

Global airlines announced Tuesday a new guideline that recommends shrinking carry-on bags, in an effort to free up space in packed overhead bins.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, May 15, 2015

Confident Delta CEO predicts fewer flight delays this summer

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson says he is happy because his airline cancels fewer flights than the competition, complaints are down and, most importantly, Delta is making record ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boxing pay-per-view glitches leave fans fighting mad

Strong pay-per-view demand for the Floyd May­weather-Manny Pacquiao fight caused problems for cable and satellite systems, especially when people tried to order at the last second, which ended ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, April 20, 2015

Summer domestic fares fall $2.01

After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief - $2.01 in savings to be exact.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hotel chains expanding their brands

Hotel companies are expanding the number of brand names, adding to travelers' confusion.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The safety risk of shrinking airline seats questioned by DOT

WASHINGTON — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Business travelers avoid taxis

NEW YORK — Business travelers are bypassing the taxi queue with greater frequency, instead choosing ride-hailing services such as Uber.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Model planes seal airline deals

NEW YORK - In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world, airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

In-flight catalog SkyMall files for bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Fox News off air for Dish Network users

Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Don't start planning Cuban vacation yet

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. While the U.S. plans to restore diplomatic ties with the Carib­bean island nation, globe-trotting tourists won't be able to just hop on a plane ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

US travel eyes Cuba expansion

President Obama's announcement that he plans to improve relatons between the U.S. and Cuba has tourism industry leaders looking into the possibility of open U.S.-to-Cuba tourism for the first time ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism

US travel industry has been quietly looking to expand into Cuba; plans could now accelerate.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Smartphones are latest hotel room keys

New programs are helping speed up hotel check-in processes for travelers  by using their smartphone to unlock doors.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Service without a smile: why airlines aren't nice

Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants, but it has lost $400 million since its founding in 2007.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Mimicking airlines, hotel fees go sky-high

NEW YORK - Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

United Airlines improving first class meal offerings

United Airlines is upgrading its first class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Airport tries to ensure birds, planes don't collide

One Ohio airport is now experimenting with a new, gentler way to avoid bird strikes: planting tall prairie grass.
By Scott Mayerowitz
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