My catastrophic trip was the result of a corporation that takes our money and does what it pleases.
My catastrophic trip was the result of a corporation that takes our money and does what it pleases.
The F.A.A. is rolling out a system that allows planes to fly closer to one another, but the roar that it creates is unbearable, people in the flight paths say.
The Helms-Burton Law has implications for the travel industry. Please read my interview: "The What's-Next Scenario for Helms-Burton Claimants" We interview US attorney Daniel Zim on the "what's next scenario," #interview inspired by the recent outburst of #helmsburton cases in the media: bit.ly/2NR8tV7
Cuba Business Report’s editor interviews U.S. attorney, Daniel R. Zim, on the “what’s-next” scenario for Helms-Burton claimants. Mr. Zim is the principal attorney at Zim Travel Law, PLLC, a firm specializing in travel law located in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is also the author of… You m...
Flight Hub and JustFly accused of violating California's Seller of Travel law by failing to disclose fares and fees. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/2019/09/19/herrera-sues-justfly-and-flighthub-over-hidden-fees-and-other-predatory-scams/
Sad news: Judge Thomas Dickerson, author of the indispensable work "Travel Law," has died. He was a prolific writer and one of the greatest minds in the legal specialty known as travel law. Judge Dickerson left the travel industry with a tremendous gift in his life-long compilation of writings and expert analysis of travel case law and regulations. Judge Dickerson will be greatly missed. His immeasurable contribution and memory will endure. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2018/07/30/thomas-dickerson-former-appellate-justice-2nd-department-dies-at-74/
Former Second Department Justice Thomas Dickerson who turned cases representing travelers whose dream vacations went awry into the field we now know as travel law died July 26 at age 74.
What You Should Do if a Flight Attendant Tells You to Put Your Dog in an Overhead Bin - Slatehttps://apple.news/A11qVZK2qRIeKGAbQPemLsg
Turkey has suspended all visa services regarding the U.S. citizens at its diplomatic and consular missions in the U.S. This measure applies to sticker visas as well as e-Visas commonly obtained at the airport in Istanbul or at other border entry points. The U.S. has also suspended visa operations in its consulates in Turkey.
There is no telling how long the bilateral dispute will last. If you have booked trips to Turkey for clients you should warn them that they may be denied entry upon arrival. Passengers with reservations to travel to Turkey may need to first travel to a Turkish embassy in a third country in order to get a visa to enter Turkey. If a client wants to cancel a trip due inaccessibility issues, the client's ability to get a refund for the trip will depend on airline and supplier rules and/or the terms of the trip cancellation insurance if such a policy was purchased. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41556557
Turkey and the US scaled back visa services after a US consulate worker in Istanbul was arrested.
A State Department Travel Warning is in effect for Cuba but the travel industry is not blinking. It is an industry used to tense bilateral relations. http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-travel-industry-continues-trips-to-cuba-20170929-story.html
Tour companies say they will continue taking Americans to Cuba despite a State Department warning issued Friday.
The White House has just published new FAQ's on Trump's new Cuba policy. New regulations still need to be written but there are two significant changes that affect travel: (1) the individual people-to-people exchanges started under the Obama administration have been abolished, and (2) U.S. travelers will be prohibited from purchasing goods and services from entities owned or operated by the Cuban military, including certain government-run hotels and restaurants.
The State Department plans to publish a list of blacklisted businesses that have a connection with the Cuban military. U.S. travelers are supposed to consult that list before making a travel related purchase. See http://tinyurl.com/yceg3w2g
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would guarantee Americans the right to travel to Cuba.
The advocacy community now includes travel agencies, airline and agricultural companies, and a growing number of politicians.
Last week Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) introduced a bill that would remove travel agents from the Department of Labor's list of workers that cannot…
Man wedged between two obese passengers on flight from Sydney to Los Angeles sues American Airlines http://nypost.com/2017/05/05/man-sues-airline-for-seating-him-next-to-overweight-passengers/
An Australian man has leveled a broadside against American Airlines — for seating him next to two plump passengers on a 14-hour flight, an ordeal he claims left him with permanent injuries. Michael…
Airlines are afforded a lot advantages in the Airline Deregulation Act and other federal regulations and it usually appears that the deck is staked in favor of the carrier. However, in law, facts and contract terms matter.
There is a clear difference between being "denied boarding" and being "refused transport" as defined by United in its Contract of Carriage. United apparently misapplied provisions of its own agreement with its passengers and therefore passenger David Dao's removal from the plane was unlawful, argues a Cornell University Law Professor. http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2017/04/united-airlines-own-contract-denied-it.html?m=1
by Jens David Ohlin On Sunday, United Airlines passenger David Dao was forcibly removed from his United Airlines flight when he refused t...
This is a first for me. I never heard of a travel agency where you can buy guns under the same family ownership. But if you are going to attempt this business model (or any business model) it's important to inspect your electrical outlets and wiring which could likely be the cause of this fire. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/04/09/gun-store-travel-agency-burn-intense-somerset-fire/PqkcGgxDmSaKVZCWDIqodK/story.html
The gun store was not scheduled to be open Sunday and the travel agency was set to be open until 4 p.m.
Know the rules about getting bumped off a flight. Investigators have found that "airlines rarely pay passengers the full amount to which they’re entitled." Also be aware that passengers who are involuntarily denied boarding are offered a lot more compensation than passengers who voluntarily give up their seat. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-bump-overbooking-cash_us_58ebbfebe4b0c89f91205466?
There are other options besides dragging someone off a flight.
Advice from a Muslim travel agent: 'Don't travel. It's a nightmare.' http://kuow.org/post/trump-s-revised-travel-ban-has-not-put-fears-rest
Here’s some advice you wouldn’t typically expect from the owner of a travel agency. “If you don’t have to travel, please don’t travel — because it’s just
Trips to Europe could entail additional red tape for US citizens http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-warnings/america-tourist-europe-visa-restriction
Travel to Paris and Rome might get trickier for U.S. nationals.
Travel agency sales are down after Trump's immigration order. http://www.fox5ny.com/news/237953604-story
Saeed Hassan worries his travel agency could go under. After President Trump's recent executive order restricting travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Hassan is trying to keep his Midtown business afloat, since he mostly books trips to the Middle East.
Set a reminder for next year! That's when the TSA will begin strictly enforcing REAL ID requirements at airport security checkpoints. Driver’s licenses and state-issued ID cards from these nine non-compliant states won’t be accepted: Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington. If you own a travel business you will want to include this information in your disclaimer documents and train your staff to advise clients to bring a U.S. Passport or other federally issued and approved ID until all states become REAL ID-compliant. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/01/03/real-id-requirements/96113728/
Have you ever wondered how passengers get man's best friend in airplane cabins? I wrote about it in a column this month -http://www.travelresearchonline.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/dog-is-my-co-pilot-getting-a-qualified-service-or-support-dog-in-coach-for-free/
People who love to travel as much as they love their pets face a dilemma whenever they travel by air. They can either board their pets for the duration of their sojourn or they can bring their pet with them. Owners of non-travelling pets have no shortage of local boarding options (there are even Air...
The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act passed a big hurdle today - a GOP-packed committee. http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/283784-senate-panel-approves-lifting-cuba-travel-ban
Six airlines will begin commercial flights to Cuba this fall, but not for tourists.
Soon you can book scheduled air service to Cuba. No more need to use a costly charter air service with cumbersome booking conditions and long airport wait times. Interesting that DOT only selected one legacy carrier among six airlines to provide regular flights to Cuba. http://tinyurl.com/hjpeysr
The United States approved scheduled flights to Cuban cities other than Havana from five U.S. cities, with service starting as soon as this fall...
I've never been a fan of Lufthansa's travel agency booking surcharge but calls for an antitrust investigation by Senators Lee, Klobouchar and Blumenthal seems trivial at best. http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/Senators-ask-for-investigation-into-Lufthansa-distribution-cost-charge
Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) questioned whether Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr violated the Sherman Antitrust Act last June and July when he made public statements expressing his hope that other airlines would also introduce DCCs.
Jean Medina, the A4A spokeswoman, is flat-out wrong! Fewer carryons means shorter security lines. By incentivizing the cargo area over the overhead bin more people will make their flights but it could also mean that more checked bags miss their flights since TSA attention would be diverted to the cargo area. Still, what is better a human being misses their flight or their baggage?
Also, airlines began charging for bags in 2008. So her chart comparing bag stats from 2010 to 2016 is non-instructive. Why doesn't Ms. Medina prepare a chart comparing bag stats from 2007 to 2016 instead? That could actually show some worthwhile data. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/tripping/wp/2016/05/23/maybe-those-tsa-checkpoint-lines-would-shrink-if-the-airlines-stopped-charging-for-checked-bags/
People would use wheelbarrow carry-ons if they could to avoid paying fees to check a suitcase.
With Sen. Joe Manchin's endorsement yesterday, a bill to end the ban on travel to Cuba (S.299) now enjoys the sponsorship of exactly half of the U.S. Senate. 50 Senators! Anyone want to take bets on when this bill will be available for President Obama's signature? http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2016/05/24/la-mitad-de-los-senadores-de-eeuu-apoyan-publicamente-ley-pro-libertad-de-viaje-a-cuba/#.V0WVjV6DWKE
El senador número 50, de los 100 que ocupan escaño en la cámara alta del Congreso de los Estados Unidos, acaba de copatrocinar el proyecto de Ley para eliminar la prohibición de viajar a Cuba. De acuerdo con declaraciones de la organización Engage Cuba a Cubadebate, el senador Joe Manchin, Demócrata...
Read about the #TravelAgent who stood up to #DonaldTrump to keep the name of her #TravelAgency http://tinyurl.com/gnnvdaf
Donald Trump has been campaigning as a bit of a take-no-prisoners jerk — and it's not just an act, according to Claudia Rabin-Manning.
Folks, don't let amateur journalists misinform the public on the value of travel agents. See my reply comment at the bottom of this article. http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/21754/20160517/start-up-gathering-travel-agents-back-industry.htm
Gone are the days when travel agents are needed for booking a trip for a vacation to other cities, towns or overseas. Gone are the days when a live person is needed to connect travellers to reserve and purchase airline tickets, to reserve and purchase hotel room bookings, and to reserve and purchase...
Sen. Bob Casey just became the 49th co-sponsor of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act. The Act also enjoys majority support in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and by its Chairman Bob Corker.This year 77 Representatives co-sponsored the companion bill in the House bringing the total number of House co-sponsors to 123. The end of the ban on travel to Cuba has never looked more likely! https://www.casey.senate.gov/newsroom/releases/casey-americans-should-be-allowed-unrestricted-travel-to-cuba
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has announced that he is cosponsoring Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, which would allow Americans unrestricted travel to Cuba.
It's rare for travel agents to be sued over terrorist incidents and it's even rarer for plaintiffs to prevail in those cases (remember the Achille Laura suit). Yet,the widow in this case asserts a colorable claim, the key issue being whether the travel agent ignored the following travel alert issued by the British Foreign Office: "high threat from terrorism [in Tunisia], including kidnapping. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including places visiting by foreigners." http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/252253,Widow-of-Tunisia-terrorism-attack-sues-travel-agent
The widow of one of the Polish victims of the terrorist attacks at the Bardo museum has sued the travel agent which sold the couple their tickets.
USPTO denies trademark protection for Booking.com deciding it's too generic. The ruling is consistent with the rejection of Hotels.com in 2008. http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-priceline-negotiator-fails-booking-25514/
A Priceline.com LLC-owned company, Booking.com B.V. (“BBV”), sought to register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), the term BOOKING.COM as a trademark in...
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