More Fees and Program Changes

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More fees and program Changes are coming to travel in 2015 and none are good for the traveler Jet Blue Jet Blue announced two changes that will affect passengers. The airline will initiate a new three tier pricing system. Those …

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Hotel WiFi Speed Test

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Are you concerned that the wifi speed in your planned hotel may not be up to par? Or perhaps they are only offering sub-standard service for free and will charge for anything of value? There is a new website that …

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New Hotel WiFi Scam

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Smarter Traveler published an article today about a new wifi scam that is, sadly, growing in popularity. The Ugly Hotel WiFi Scam You Haven’t Heard Of Yet I already sent this out to our Twitter followers but felt it was …

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Ryanair To Add Business Class

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Ryanair, the airline that virtually invented nickel and diming its passengers, announced it will soon start business class service. “Business Plus,” as the new service will be called,  will offer those shelling out extra money, many of the same services …

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August Catch-Up

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Hi everyone. I took a couple of weeks off from OBOW to take care of a few matters as well as giving myself a rest from dealing whole hog with the travel industry. A few items of note happened while …

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Free Use of TSA PreCheck To Disappear

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Over the past few months, numerous travelers have reported being sent to the TSA PreCheck security lines even though they had never applied to the program or paid any fees. That’s about to change. According to the TSA, the PreCheck …

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Space Bins

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Boeing has announced that new, redesigned overhead bins, called “Space Bins,” will be available on new 737 aircraft beginning in 2015. Unlike the old bins that tapered in the back and could only hold four wheeled bags to be placed …

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European Union Lowers Cellphone Roaming Charges

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The European Union this week lowered the maximum rate its carriers can charge while roaming in the EU. This chart will show you the list of changes in regards to phone calls, texts and data. They only apply to those …

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TSA Raising Security Fee

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Beginning July 21, The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) will raise security fees on all airline tickets. Roundtrip tickets will go from $5 to $11.20. One way tickets will go from $2.50 to $5.60. Even bigger news is the removal of …

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Airlines Downsizing Carry-On Limits??????

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I’ve heard from a few people alerting me to the fact that the big three U.S. legacy carriers–American, Delta and United–have downsized their carry-on limits. Most have based it on this article from the Los Angeles Times. One problem. The …

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