May 3, 2017—To our complete lack of surprise, airlines continue to stick it to consumers—even as Congress threatens to act if airlines don’t improve their customer service.
Nov. 17, 2016—Further evidence that no matter how bad that it gets when it comes to air travel, it always could get worse comes to us through United Airlines’ announcement of a reduced-fare class that comes with restrictions attached—the biggest being a limit on the size of carry-on luggage.
Sept. 29, 2016—Dunkin’ Donuts is ready to get into bottled coffee, and its partner in the venture is none other Coca-Cola.
Aug. 15, 2016—As more states move to regulate rather than ban daily fantasy sports (DFS) websites, the websites themselves are going traditional, sort of.
July 8, 2016—Department of Transportation tentatively awarded eight U.S. airlines with flights to Cuba’s capital of Havana, beginning as soon as fall 2016.
June 10, 2016—In the latest step to make traveling to Cuba easier, Department of Transportation (DOT) cleared six U.S. airlines to provide flights to nine Cuban cities.
April 13, 2016—Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that your summer driving vacations will cost less than they have in years.
March 28, 2016—Indiana and Massachusetts sided with Virginia with regard to the legalization and regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS).
March 21, 2016—Until further notice, New York consumers are barred from playing daily fantasy sports (DFS).
March 9, 2016—Daily fantasy sports (DFS) websites finally have oversight. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law the Fantasy Contests Act, which makes Virginia the first state to regulate DFS websites.
Dec. 17, 2015—Commercial flights to Cuba now are one step closer to reality, but more work has to be done before flying to the Caribbean island nation is like flying to any other Caribbean destination.
Nov. 18, 2015—The circle is complete: In 2016, American Airlines will move its frequent-flier program to one that’s based on the amount of money that you spend, not the number of miles that you travel.
Oct. 16, 2015—On the surface, it seems impossible that the $104 billion merger between beer-making giants Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller wouldn’t have implications for the U.S. consumer.
June 30, 2015—JetBlue’s new fare plans make official what had been announced in 2014: The airline now charges for checked luggage.
June 10, 2015—For anyone who has struggled to cram a carry-on bag into a passenger jet’s overhead storage bin, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has a solution—smaller luggage.
May 11, 2015—Consumers no longer will be able to benefit from airlines’ mistakes.
May 7, 2015—Are you ready to ride in an actual Mario Kart? You soon might get your chance.
April 2, 2015—Home-sharing company Airbnb has begun to list rental properties in Cuba, but one expert tells Consumers Digest that the move will have little initial effect on travel by Americans to the Caribbean nation.
Feb. 25, 2015—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and ride-sharing service Uber unveiled a partnership in which money that’s spent on a ride through Uber can help consumers to earn points toward a stay at a Starwood hotel.
Feb. 25, 2015—Delta Air Lines is testing a program that guarantees that a traveler’s checked luggage will make it from the airplane to the claim carousel in 20 minutes, but the caveats are many.