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Airlines are taking out the middlemen in ticket sales

Dec 22, 2010
American Airlines pulled out from Orbitz, the airline tickets deals website, and other airlines are following suit and pulling out of similar sites too. This may affect how travelers buy their passes.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

TSA screeners and patdowns could affect the air travel bottom line

Nov 24, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks to George Hobica, he's founder of Airfarewatchdog.com about passenger reactions to new TSA regulations and how it's affecting the travel industry.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Travelers react to TSA's full-body scans and pat-downs

Nov 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Bob Moon about how people are reacting to the TSA's new security measure of either a full-body scan or a pat-down
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Finding the right time to buy your plane ticket

Nov 12, 2010
Flying somewhere this holiday season? The closer we get to the holidays, the higher airfares go. And we will pay them. But, timing isn't the only thing that we do wrong when it comes to picking a holiday flight. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Letters: What about the groom, and a lesson about qat

Oct 19, 2010
Kai Ryssdal goes through listener responses to recent Marketplace stories. This week: looking from the perspectives of "green" hotels and grooms in Indian marriages, and a lesson about qat.
Posted In: Travel

Calculating the costs of flight delays

Oct 19, 2010
A new study finds that flight delays cost U.S. society more than $32 billion a year. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Jeremy Hobson about how researchers came up with that figure and breaks down the number.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Going "green" can be cutting jobs

Oct 15, 2010
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Environment, Jobs, Travel

Travel warning: The impact on tourism

Oct 4, 2010
Japan has followed the U.S. and Britain in issuing a European travel alert after warnings of possible terrorist attacks. Europe correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about the impact this might have on European tourism.
Posted In: Travel

A black market for mooncakes in China

Sep 21, 2010
China's mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Posted In: Crime, Food, Travel

The fees on the bus go round and round

Sep 15, 2010
Traveling by bus can usually save you more money than, say, flying. But watch out for hidden fees. Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about Greyhound's gift ticket fee.
Posted In: Transportation, Travel

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