Jan 08 2014 Should You Use a Travel Agent? BY admin TAGS

 

Here at the airport we spend significant time listening to airline customers complain about airline customer service — especially when it comes to making changes to itineraries. The customer has tried calling the airline; they end up on what seems indefinite hold. They try websites. They try apps. Invariably, my response to the airline customer is: "why don't you use a travel agent?"

That question doesn't immediately compute — "a what...!! Oh ..."

Aug 06 2012 United Digital Media Store BY admin TAGS

 

Suppose you had 1500 frequent flyer miles. Which would you rather spend them on: air fare or a digital music download? With today's introduction of the MileagePlus Digital Media Store, United Airlines is betting that some of you will say music. Or a movie.

You can spend 1,375 miles and get Blown Away. That's the name of an album by Carrie Underwood. Or how about a movie called God Save My Shoes? You can rent it for 460 miles, or buy it for 2,545 miles.

 

Have you heard the predictions that someday we'll wear clothes that have computers? And glasses. And wrist watches. And who knows what. Will we have to turn off all those things before a plane can take-off?

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That's the question posed by technology writer Nick Bilton, of the New York Times: