Alternative airports: When you fly to or from a metro area with multiple airports—such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington—airlines consider all of the airports in the area to be equivalent, and you can book a replacement flight to/from any mix of the ones your airline serves. Some airlines also allow you to reschedule to/from different airports in the same region—Milwaukee for Chicago, for example, or Philadelphia for New York—without paying a change fee and a fare difference. From there they might cover alternative transportation like rail or bus. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
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Valerie Deane writes On June 10 I flew out from Heathrow to Philadelphia to visit my daughter using a ticket I had bought direct from British Airways. Unfortunately the flight suffered a five-hour delay at Heathrow followed by a further hour on arrival in Philadelphia waiting for a gate and a marshall. … [Read more...] about ‘My airline refused delay compensation with a nonsense excuse
The Italian government is currently involved in talks with state railway company Ferrovie dello Stato, motorway infrastructure group Atlantia and US airline Delta over a possible relaunch, but the consortium has not yet committed to a binding offer. … [Read more...] about Alitalia strike: 200 flights to and from Italy cancelled
On long flights—especially red-eye flights—you often lose several hours of sleep time, which can set you back considerably even without the jarring time change. If you live by a regular schedule (up at 7:00 a.m., in bed by 10:00 p.m. every night), watch out. Jet lag hits those with rigid body clocks the hardest. Parents should be sure to bring along books and toys your child can play with on his or her own, in case the jet lag hits you differently than it does your little ones. … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Jet Lag