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Continental and United Airlines Become New Best Friends

Continental and United Airlines Become New Best Friends

Continental Airlines announced last week that they will be changing affiliate partners. Continental and United airlines will become alliance partners scheduling code-share flights and sharing frequent flier and elite club reciprocity. Until now, Continental has been a member of the Sky Team Alliance with Delta and Northwest Airlines, but with the announcement of Delta’s intention […]

June 23, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
American Airlines' New Baggage Policy is JUST PLAIN NUTS!

American Airlines' New Baggage Policy is JUST PLAIN NUTS!

When will the airline madness end??? The latest move by American Airlines simply baffles the mind – all checked baggage will now be charged a fee. Who is making decisions down there in Texas – certainly no one with any common sense?! Today American Airlines announced they will begin charging a $15 fee for your […]

May 21, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Where To Find Lowest Around-The-World Airfares

Now that millions of the Boomer generation are reaching retirement age, it’s time for folks to make their dream of circumventing the globe a reality. How many of us have dreamed of winning the lottery and taking off on a trip around the world? It may surprise you to learn that an around the world […]

May 14, 2008 | By | Reply More
Compensation for Bumped Airline Passengers Doubles

Compensation for Bumped Airline Passengers Doubles

Yesterday the US Department of Transportation announced new compensation limits for passengers bumped from flights. Over the past 5 years we’ve all been squeezed onto totally full airline flights, as carriers dramatically reduce the number of flights operated. The number of overbooked flights with passengers bumped even though they have a perfectly valid ticket (officially […]

April 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Fly A "V"ery New Airline to Australia

Thanks to relaxed restrictions ushered in by the new Open Skies Agreement (see our post all about it), the Virgin group has announced a new airline to fly between the United States and Australia. “V Australia” will begin flying 10 weekly flights between Los Angeles and Sydney beginning on December 15, 2008 – just in […]

April 10, 2008 | By | Reply More
Get Out Your Wallet – Delta Has Gone Fee Crazy!

Get Out Your Wallet – Delta Has Gone Fee Crazy!

Watch out for the new and increased fees being charged by Delta Airlines – they are out to nickel and dime us to death! After several failed attempts to raise fares (due to escalating jet fuel costs), Delta had to lower fares again to compete with other airlines. So now they are going to stick […]

April 2, 2008 | By | Reply More
All Upper Class Airline Seats Are Not Created Equal

All Upper Class Airline Seats Are Not Created Equal

We’ve found a terrific site for comparing airline’s upper class seats, so you can see in advance exactly what kind of luxury or torture you’re buying in into. FlatSeat.com will help you be a smart, and comfortable, flier. What is it that would entice you to pay three times (or more) as much for an […]

March 26, 2008 | By | Reply More
How To Get a Gate Pass at the Airport

How To Get a Gate Pass at the Airport

The days are long over when you could walk to the departure gate with your loved one to wave goodbye as they boarded the plane.  There are circumstances however when it is vital to accompany a family member to the gate and see them safely on board the aircraft.  Here are the steps necessary to […]

March 20, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Understanding New Airport Screening Lines

Understanding New Airport Screening Lines

New airport security lines may be coming your way, and if you’ve ever been to a ski resort, you’ll understand the new system. Based on the black diamond for expert, blue square for intermediate and green circle for easy, the TSA is hoping that travelers will self-select the screening line they belong in. For instance, […]

March 5, 2008 | By | Reply More
Virgin Atlantic Offers Incentives to Join Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic Offers Incentives to Join Flying Club

It’s a great time to join Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club. Extra incentives are being offered by Virgin Atlantic and American Express to anyone who joins Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club by February 29, 2008. Joining the club is easy and free and can be accomplished with a few key strokes on their website. Once you sign […]

February 22, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family Emergency and Bereavement Airfares – Where To Find Them

Family medical emergency and bereavement fares have become harder to find in the past year as some airlines have eliminated them altogether. The excuse is that competition among airlines has brought prices down to the point that they just can’t afford to reduce them any further – yeah right! We all know that last minute […]

January 21, 2008 | By | 19 Replies More
Google Shortcuts – A Traveler's Best Friend

Google Shortcuts – A Traveler's Best Friend

We at WickedGoodTravelTips.com have been hooked on Google travel shortcuts since we discovered them last year. You’ll be amazed at the information you can get with just a few key strokes. Did you know you can check your flight status by entering the flight number in the Google search box? Give this a try: Enter […]

January 17, 2008 | By | Reply More
Is Airline Check-In Going Paperless?

Is Airline Check-In Going Paperless?

Now that virtually every man, woman, and child carries a cell phone in their pocket, the airlines are planning to go paperless for check-in by sending a boarding pass to your cell phone. In cooperation with the TSA, Continental Airlines has begun testing the new paperless boarding system on nonstop flights. It’s hoped that not […]

December 26, 2007 | By | Reply More
Keep Your Toddler Safe (and Comfortable) While Flying

Keep Your Toddler Safe (and Comfortable) While Flying

Ever see a Mom and Dad hauling a huge load of paraphernalia for their toddler through the airport security line? Let’s see – a bulky child seat, a diaper bag, toys, a blanky – not to mention the squirmy little tyke. I’ll bet that’s not a smile you’re imagining on their faces!!! Here’s a company […]

December 4, 2007 | By | Reply More
Amex and American Airlines Begin Airport Lounge Agreement

Amex and American Airlines Begin Airport Lounge Agreement

Recently American Express announced their Platinum and Centurion card members will have access to over 40 American Airlines Admiral club lounges worldwide. For many years American Airlines has declined to participate in Amex programs, so this is a real breakthrough. Admiral Club membership is $450 for the first year, or $50 for a one day […]

November 13, 2007 | By | Reply More
Southwest Airlines Changes Boarding Procedures

Southwest Airlines Changes Boarding Procedures

Beginning any day now, Southwest’s long standing open cattle call for boarding is coming to an end. With the intention of eliminating the hoards of passengers jostling for prime position to board the aircraft, SWA has drafted new boarding procedures. The popular open seating concept will remain, however passengers will now be issued an alpha […]

October 31, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Find The Lowest Airfares Every Time You Travel

Find The Lowest Airfares Every Time You Travel

It’s an airfare jungle out there! Here are 3 easy must do steps to find the lowest airfare every time your travel. #1 Visit a metasearch ticket site to identify available fares. These engines search multiple ticket sites at once. Here are our favorites. KAYAK ORBITZ FARE CHASE QIXO MOBISSIMO SIDE STEP Kayak is my […]

June 4, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More