Warning: Never Purchase “Buddy Passes”

One of the least-expensive ways to travel by airplane is on a “buddy pass” — usually where you pay little more than the taxes and fees for an airline ticket — but the experience of the travel companion of FlyerTalk member LashondaO should demonstrate to you on how not to procure and use a “buddy pass.” Although LashondaO and the travel companion — both of whom are students in the United States — successfully flew as passengers on Delta Air Lines to Chile, return flights were canceled due to…

United Airlines Subject of Rants by Former Senate Leader

Were the complaints about a recent experience as a passenger on United Airlines flight 1486 posted on social media by William Harrison Frist legitimate — or was he simply being what is known on FlyerTalk as a DYKWIA, or Do You Know Who I Am? Frist — a heart and lung transplant surgeon and a multi-millionaire who is also a former majority leader of the United States Senate from Tennessee — fired off a series of “tweets” complaining about…

Reserve Your Spot at the Front of the Line at an Airport Security Checkpoint?

Have you ever arrived at the airport to catch your flight — only to have a long line at the security checkpoint greet you even though you have elite level status in at least one frequent flier loyalty program? Are there times where the Pre✓ program offered by the Transportation Security Administration of the United States is not always helpful in expediting your passage through the airport security checkpoint? Now at one airport, you can enter your flight number…

International Lounge Access to Be Reduced for Economy Class Delta SkyTeam Elite Plus Passengers

With no official announcement, all Delta Air Lines international airport lounges operated by a third party will become lounges accessible only to passengers traveling on flights in business class effective as of May 1, 2014. This means that if you…

A Chance to Win One of Two Fantastic Prizes When You Support the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund This Month

How would you like a chance to ride in a vintage aircraft — complete with a tour and hotel night stays — or a session in the cockpit of a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” simulator? All you have to do is support the Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund this month to have a chance to win the following grand prize…

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