When Kathryn Valdes travels somewhere for more than a week, she skips a hotel and rents an apartment or vacation rental instead.
“An apartment has a kitchen and a sitting area to gather,” says Valdes, a retired program manager from Mahomet, Illinois. “A hotel has no private area to relax with others.”
Read more “Should you ditch your vacation rental for an extended-stay hotel?”
I’ve been thinking about the 737 Max grounding and what it means for the rest of us, beyond having to rebook our flights.
As consumers, we take so many things for granted, including the safety of our planes. But as the family of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will tell you, you should never do that.
Read more “Take nothing for granted”
There’s a lost art to doing a road stop. And that’s a shame since road trips are a time-honored American tradition. Shouldn’t road stops get a little respect too?
But they are not. People don’t plan their road stops like they should, they show little or no discrimination about where they pull over, and it ends up being all about the destination, not the journey. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read more “How to make a road stop with your family like a pro”
Benedict Valenti’s wife’s luggage is lost — and then found — by Iberia Airlines. In the interim, she buys $495 worth of clothing and toiletries. Why is the airline balking at reimbursing her?
Read more “An Iberia lost luggage problem — where’s their compensation?”
Jaime Ludwig wants a refund for two Delta Auto Protect policies — refunds to which he’s entitled under the terms. So where are the checks?
Read more “Why won’t Delta Auto Protect refund my parents’ policies?”