A few quick housekeeping notes....
is a place to discuss current news that relates to travel
in some way.
HOWEVER, stories that are primarily
related to one airline (or hotel chain, or car company, or the like) OR are primarily about one locale
should almost always be posted in the appropriate airline/hotel/car or geographic forum.
In other words, this forum is for links to and discussion of general travel news
that is not specific to a single hotel (or hotel chain) or airline or locale.
(Threads, under these definitions, that better fit in another forum will be moved there. Threads where our helpful members point out that there are already other threads on the same topic in more appropriate forums will be closed in the interest of good housekeeping.
As such, one of the most important things to remember is this from the FT TOS:
Information copyrighted or owned by any individual or entity other than the person posting should not be posted on the forums without the consent of the owner. If such an event occurs, the individual posting the information shall be held solely responsible. FlyerTalk shall not be held responsible for information posted by a member that may violate copyright law. If there is a news article or other piece of information you'd like to share from the web, credit the source of the information and/or give a brief two- to three- paragraph recap of the news and provide the appropriate link to the source.
So.... a couple of things to keep in mind
a. The forum is for discussion of travel news articles. Simply posting links to travel news articles without your own thoughts isn't really what the forum is about (there are lots of "clipping services" out there). So feel free to share what you're thinking about the story in question and invite others to join you!
b. Keep that TOS provision in mind: "a brief two- to three-paragraph recap." (Posts which copy and paste copyrighted articles beyond "fair use" -- a couple of paragraphs -- will be edited to protect FT and comply with the TOS)
One other note: sometimes travel stories are or can get intertwined with political discussions. While there is no "bright line" to point to, if your thoughts about a story are distinctly political, it would probably be better for your thread to go to OMNI/PR.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me.
Moderator, Travel News