Why So Many Airlines Are Shedding First Class?

Why So Many Airlines Are Shedding First Class?

11/30/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

Have you noticed that first-class cabins are shrinking, and in some cases have disappeared entirely? If you’re flying a domestic airline, you’ll be hard-pressed to book a first-class seat on Delta, which eliminated international first class, or United, which is phasing out its first-class cabins on international travel. American Airlines announced it will soon offer […]

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Preventing DVT’s During Air Travel

Preventing DVT’s During Air Travel

09/13/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

For several decades, air travel has been recognized as a risk factor for developing deep venous thromboses (DVTs). The risk is accentuated by the dehydrating effects of alcohol and caffeine. Greatest for flights over six hours in length, the risk of DVT is also increased for those with underlying risk factors such as a history […]

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Pittsburgh-based OneJet, which catered to business travelers by offering small jet air service between midsized markets, has suspended operations.

OneJet said the move will be a temporary one as it shifts its business model from contracting out flight operations to operating flights itself. “Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this disruption; the result of this transition will be a more robust and reliable operation for our customers from the fourth quarter […]

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Keeping your vehicle electronic key fob secure

Keeping your vehicle electronic key fob secure

08/02/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

My father’s 1944 vintage Jeep had a toggle switch on the dash. Flip it up, hit the starter button, and off you went. How many of your fleet’s newer cars and light trucks have electronic fob “keys”? They may not be any more secure than that old Jeep if your drivers are not using the […]

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Southwest to no longer serve peanuts

Southwest to no longer serve peanuts

07/11/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

Southwest Airlines is about to stop serving peanuts on its flights. “Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA,” the carrier said. “However, to ensure the best onboard experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we’ve made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning August 1.” Southwest […]

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New TSA Rules for Powders in Carry-on Bags to Kick Off Summer

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new rules regarding powders in carry-on bags on international flights to the United States, which will take effect just as a busy summer travel season kicks off. The new rules officially take effect June 30. The new rules apply to powder-like substances over 12 oz. or 350 mL, […]

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Enterprise Takes a Small Step Toward Driverless Rental Cars

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest car renter, is making a foray into self-driving — albeit gingerly. The privately held company will manage the upkeep and servicing of autonomous vehicles in an upcoming ride-hailing fleet designed by startup Voyage. It’s a small deal, involving about 12 vehicles. But the partnership gives Enterprise an entry point […]

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Airfares are taking off for summer travel

Airfares are taking off for summer travel

06/18/2018 Posted by Jeff Wright

The spike in fuel prices is pressuring airline profits, and that generally means the airlines will charge higher fares. Fuel prices are typically the airlines’ highest expense after employee costs. It is a challenge to try to predict how much airfares will increase and what the timing may be on the steeper charges. The carriers […]

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The Travel Industry cuts its ties to disposable plastics

The UN has declared war on ocean plastic. There are massive amounts of plastic used in the travel industry. It is essentially everywhere. Many in the industry have recognized their contribution, responsibility, and accountability for a planet that is drowning in plastic and are stepping up to the front lines of the battle. Several travel […]

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REAL ID Act can cause problems!

REAL ID Act can cause problems!

10/13/2017 Posted by Jeff Wright

This is a new driver’s license with enhanced security features such as machine-readable technology. People holding new driver’s licenses and ID cards from most states may continue to use them as before, including for air travel, as the authorities have implemented the necessary upgrades. The states that have not, according to the Department of Homeland […]

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