‘On the Fly’ Column — 2009


DEC 28: Hotels steps away from airport gates

DEC 21: Hidden perils of airline code-sharing

DEC 14: Hotels offer flexibility to earn loyalty

DEC 07: Airlines cut back on first-class service

NOV 30: U.S. warns airlines on fare mistakes

NOV 23: Customers gain sway over airlines

NOV 16: United pilot earns top praise

NOV 09: Hilton devalues its loyalty program

NOV 02: Continental shows new transparency

OCT 26: Breezing through U.S. immigration

OCT 19: United cuts advance domestic upgrades

OCT 12: Bloggers offer paid travel services

OCT 05: U.S. flights likely to Tokyo Haneda

SEP 28: Lufthansa agent’s ‘mistake’ stacks up

SEP 21: Airline trade group raps governments

SEP 14: U.S., EU face off over travel, again

SEP 07: Military lounges are airport oases

AUG 31: Will cost-cutting trim elite hotel perks?

AUG 24: Back to basics of air travel

AUG 17: Unlimited prepaid airfare comes back

AUG 10: Paradise so close, yet so far

AUG 03: Airlines try to unload frequent-flier miles

JUL 27: Top hotel benefits suddenly denied

JUL 20: Airlines require credit cards at check-in

JUL 13: NATO hotels greet America’s military

JUL 06: Keeping track of your trips

JUN 22: Giving the bus another chance

JUN 15: The ethics of travel blogs

JUN 08: Cancel trip, but don’t lose ticket

JUN 01: Dulles showcases airport’s limits

MAY 25: ‘Award’ blocks still irk United fliers

MAY 18: American ends stopovers on ‘awards’

MAY 11: Flu controls surprise travelers

MAY 04: Rebook flights at no cost

APR 27: Higher standards for travel sector?

APR 20: Openness rattles airline industry

APR 13: Is ‘award’-seat data held by copyright?

APR 06: Bed & breakfasts are back in fashion

MAR 30: Airline elite status now easier to earn

MAR 23: What to do with empty premium seats?

MAR 16: Gay travel endures amid recession

MAR 09: Aviation meets community service

MAR 02: Clinton weathers job’s long flights

FEB 23: In air with Clinton on first trip abroad

FEB 16: Is airline elite status still worth it?

FEB 09: Myths vs. realities of celebrity travel

FEB 02: Round-the-world fares rise — still a deal

JAN 26: Frequent fliers question loyalty schemes

JAN 19: Should airlines honor fare errors?

JAN 05: New hopes for rail travel