Stories by Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, June 24, 2016

Errors delay fliers in trusted traveler programs

NEW YORK - Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren't getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, June 9, 2016

More travelers sign up for airport programs, only to wait

NEW YORK - A growing number of travelers are signing up for the government's expedited airport screening programs, only to face another wait.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Thursday, June 2, 2016

United CEO aims to win back high-paying business travelers

NEW YORK - United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz knows that his airline has alienated some of its most loyal fliers.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, May 6, 2016

US airlines enlist travelers in effort to cut security lines

NEW YORK - U.S. airlines have been pressing the government to act to reduce the intolerably long security lines at the nation's airports. Now, they're even asking passengers for help by sharing ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hotel chains boost websites, deals for travelers

NEW YORK - Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fliers can expect security waits with slow start of PreCheck

A program called PreCheck was supposed to be the answer to long security lines. But four years after its launch, the Transportation Security Admin­istration is far short of enrolling enough ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New airfare rule cuts out cheap individual tickets

NEW YORK - The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

United faces battle over board seats as CEO is set to return

NEW YORK - United Continental Holdings faces a battle with disgruntled shareholders over the direction of the company just as its CEO returns from medical leave.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cruise ship provisions for week are loaded in hours

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It's still dark out at this industrial port. Most passengers aboard the Oasis of the Seas are sound asleep. But below deck the crew of one of the world's largest cruise ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, March 4, 2016

Desks, closets disappering at hotels

LOS ANGELES - Hotels are going for a minimalist look to attract younger guests, but the move has left some experienced travelers angry, wondering how they are expected to get work done without a desk.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Airlines bring back small perks in coach

NEW YORK — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks for passengers crammed into coach.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

5 ways to save money on your next vacation

NEW YORK — Vacations are a great way to relax, reconnect with family and escape the daily grind of work. But they can also quickly drain your savings account. So here are five of our favorite tips ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Airplanes wait longer on ground

NEW YORK - On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in ...
By Scott Mayerowitz

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Don't let the airlines lose your suitcase this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Stronger economy, cheaper gas mean clogged roads this Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — Here are some tips to help you avoid travel delays during hectic Thanksgiving holidays.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Deal will make Marriott world's largest hotel chain

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Marriott buys rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion

Marriott buys Starwood for $12.2 billion, creating global hotel chain of unrivaled scope.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Air traffic controllers for some airports are now miles away

NEW YORK - Passengers landing at Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower - likely unaware there is nobody inside.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Airlines increasingly offer deals for off-peak travel

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 - Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving.  But a number of cities are seeing ridiculously low prices at off-peak hours.
By Scott Mayerowitz

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Military fuel tanker delays pull down Boeing's 2Q earnings

NEW YORK — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its earnings plunge by a third in the second quarter because of repeated delays with a military fuel tanker.
By Scott Mayerowitz
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