Expedited security lines are great for the privileged few with access to them. But are they a good thing for the air transport system overall? Is that even the right question to be asking?...read more»

An appeals court has temporarily banned Northwest's flight attendants from striking the bankrupt carrier. Northwest customers must continue playing wait-and-see....read more»

Will Northwest's flight attendants go out on strike? Travelers aren't likely to find out until it's too late to make alternative arrangements....read more»

Delta and Northwest have been eyed as likely marriage partners, as have United and Continental. And US Airways has indicated that it would be open to merger opportunities as well. For the traveling public, the effects are likely to be negative....read more»

Participants in JetBlue's mileage program can now keep points from expiring by charging purchases to the program-affiliated credit card. TrueBlue members deserve more....read more»

With the threat of a strike looming, Northwest customers ticketed on flights departing on or after next Friday should monitor the situation closely and be prepared to make alternative flight arrangements....read more»

After limited award seats, frequent flyer programs' second dirty little secret is the failure to post miles to members' accounts. Until airlines clean up their acts, program members should use spreadsheets to reconcile their accounts....read more»

For consumers of news, it's worth remembering that talking heads are often sought after as much for their easy accessibility and quotability as for their track records in accurately divining the future course of events....read more»

Beginning October 1, everyday double AmEx Membership Rewards points will be history. Will the new bonus scheme be an improvement on the old one?...read more»

Aside from arriving at the airport early, what can travelers do to avoid the effects of the latest security clampdown? First and foremost, they should relax....read more»

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