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American said to cut legroom further

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.

United to restrict carry-on luggage

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.

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Rediscovering travel agents

In June 2016, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) reported that 22 percent of consumers booked a trip through a travel agent between May 2015 and April 2016—the highest level in 3 years.

Batten down the hatches

From rides to bicycles to homes, the sharing economy has burst onto the scene as a way for people to make money via the so-called side hustle.

On track: Surviving ovarian cancer

In 2007, NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, started the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to support childhood-cancers initiatives.

Self-driving motorcycles?

Motorcycle manufacturers are exploring ways to employ technology that smacks of that which automakers use to develop automated safety systems.

Norwegian Air pricing’s effect on airline industry

A new player in transatlantic flights has the potential to affect other carriers’ prices. However, the scope of that effect likely will be felt more by midtier carriers than by major ones, and it might not last for long based on the rates that Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to offer, three sources say.

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