air travel

Early Birds, Worms, and Plane Refunds

Air Travel and the Coronavirus (The OTHER “Cancel Culture”) Early birds famously get the worm, as the saying goes. But, late birds get a full refund for cancelled air travel. At least, that’s the case if the airline cancels your flight before you do — and you (OK, me) decline their offer to be rescheduled....
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Airline Baggage Fees & the Law of Unintended Consequences

A Price Increase by Any Other Name If you want a great example of the law of unintended consequences in action, consider the chain reaction set in motion by the airlines’ decision to charge “per bag” check-in fees (a backdoor price increase if there ever was one). To avoid the (rising) fees, families such as...
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