The Case of the Missing Gift Certificate: Flying in the Age of Monopolies

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 08/15/2017, 1:15 AM

An airplane aisle separated the haves from the have nots. I’m not writing about the aisle separating business class and economy. No, in this case, the left-side of the plane, on a six hour flight from San Francisco to New York City, was in a 21st century crisis: our seatback monitors were on the fritz. The right hand side passengers were lulled into a stupor by visions of Americans who supposedly h...

Dramatic Drop in Airline Bumping Following United Incident

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/10/2017, 12:00 AM

U.S. airlines have dramatically reduced the number of passengers bumped from flights, according to the Department of Transportation. In the agency's latest report card on airline performance, figures show that just one out of every 19,000 customers was not allowed on a plane due to overbooking in the first half of 2017. That's the least amount of bumping since the government began tracking it in ...

Primera to Become Latest Low-Cost Transatlantic Airline

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/09/2017, 12:00 AM

Yet another low-cost European airline has announced plans to enter the increasingly crowded transatlantic market. Danish carrier Primera Air will begin offering daily flights between Newark and the U.K.'s London Stansted Airport on April 19 of next year. Daily service from Newark to Paris and Birmingham, England will be added on May 18. By the end of June 2018, the company will also be flying bet...

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Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Atlantic Are Now Major Players in Travel

By Arthur Frommer

Low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to Europe are still going strong—and giving their bigger competitors a run for your money.

Eight Observations About Travel That May Be of Use for Your Next Vacation

By Arthur Frommer

Quick thoughts on Airbnb, Disneyland, airlines, Cuba, Washington's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other recent travel developments

Is This the End of Air Passenger Bumping?

By Pauline Frommer

United Airlines' test of a new program could solve one of the biggest problems the airline industry has created for itself.

Proposals to Privatize Air Traffic Control Are Based on Ideology, Not Practicality

By Arthur Frommer

The Trump Administration wants to put air traffic control in the hands of a private corporation. Should that worry you?

A moment of silence, please, for what we lost to progress.

Travel Joys and Miseries Millennials Will Never Know

The act of travel has changed radically in the decades that Frommer's has been publishing. Here's a look back on all the things that used to be commonplace that are now just anthropology of travels past.

How to Protect Your Phone from Hackers (And Other Bad Stuff) When You Travel

By Frommer's Editors

We asked a travel tech expert for the lowdown on the apps to download and security features to enable so that your favorite carry-on device stays useful—and safe from prying eyes—while you're on the road.

Searching OTAs and aggregators

The 10 Best (and Worst) Airfare Search Sites

Frommer's put OTAs and aggregators to the test—which websites find cheap flights with the best user interface?

Emirates Airline's Decision to Cancel Flights to the United States Because of Administration Policies Will Reduce Income and Jobs Here

By Arthur Frommer

A sharp reduction in foreign tourism will do far more economic harm than can be offset by corporations adding American jobs here and there.

Media Stories About the Violent Removal of a Passenger from His Flight Have Overlooked Important Considerations

By Arthur Frommer

Arthur Frommer weighs in on airline overbooking—and why passengers should be compensated a lot more.