Category Archives: Weblogs

Fees Cause a 462% Increase on Airfare!

Poor Carol Margolis did not expect the onslaught of fees she would experience on a 22-day trip to Dublin from Glasgow that initially cost approximately US$22.oo for the one-hour Aer Lingus flight.

Once the fees she had to pay due to such items as extra baggage and overweight baggage were added, she wound up paying the true price of £69.28 instead of the original £14.99 airfare.

Read all about her fee woes and travails here in her weblog


Is the Transportation Security Administration Caught “Between a Rock and a Hard Place?”

The title says “between a rock and a hard place”, not “between Iraq and a hard place”, but we digress…

…in what may be considered a reasoned and cogent analysis regarding the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA — which is supposedly funded partially by the fees you pay every time you purchase an airline ticket — security expert and author Bruce Schneier explains why the Transportation Security Administration cannot retreat from their policy of either scanning passengers at airport security checkpoints with full-body imaging machines or — should the passenger “opt out” of being screened by one of these machines — giving the passenger what is known as an “enhanced pat-down” which can be uncomfortable to some passengers and even be considered an invasion of one’s privacy.

Lost in Translation?!?

How in the world did TruPri¢e incorporate “go on foot” technology? In fact, what is “go on foot” technology? What about our “entry into auto rent-roll ancillary fee comparisons”?

Compare our original press release from September 21 to this garbled message, which is little more useful than a chuckle, some head-scratching and a proofreader’s nightmare, and you will learn such new words as tegument. We also found out that we apparently have our Internet web site at http://www.truprice.gin…

TruPrice Recommended by as One of the Ways to Save Money on a Rental Car

Under the Handy Tools section of this entry of the weblog is the following:

“TruPrice Car Rental Calculator: Translates car rental fees into total price, including thousands of fees, for nine car rental firms in 50 major U.S. airports.”

We appreciate the recommendation by posted on their weblog.

Discrimination Against Drivers Younger Than 25 Years of Age?

Do rental car companies discriminate against drivers who are younger than 25 years of age by charging them an extra fee simply because of their age?

This “blogger” believes so.

Those who support the fee argue that drivers younger than 25 years old are statistically more likely to be involved in a car accident.

What are your thoughts?

Analysis of TruPrice by the Los Angeles Times

As part of its “Web Buzz,” the Daily Travel & Deal Blog of the Los Angeles Times gives a brief yet objective analysis of TruPri¢e — and, we must say, the analysis by Jen Leo is indeed very fair.

We certainly appreciate the constructive criticism as well as the accolades. We are listening and intend to implement the suggestions as we work on further improving TruPri¢e.

Censorship on Avoiding Baggage Fees?

Scott Jordan, Chief Executive Officer and founder of SCOTTEVEST/SeV Travel Clothing, alleges that the editorial staff of Sky, the official on-board magazine for Delta Air Lines, has rejected an advertisement he wanted to place in that magazine because it markets its products as a means to “stay organized and avoid extra baggage fees” with “the most stylish way to beat the system.”

However, does buying products from SCOTTEVEST/SeV Travel Clothing really help passengers avoid extra baggage fees? Does Sky magazine have the right to refuse advertising any way they choose as they see fit, and is this alleged refusal a way of protecting the business of Delta Air Lines? Is this issue legitimate, or simply a public relations tactic?

The story, as well as the controversial advertisements, a link to a video statement by Mr. Jordan, and links to related news and social media Internet web sites can be found here. Judge for yourself.

What do you think?