Weekly Travel Roundup

Here are some articles and links from around the travel world that came across my desk this week. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments, post them on our Facebook page or send them my way on Twitter.


Travel scams to watch out for this summer

Travelers are often easy targets for thieves and con artists. You can easily let your guard down when you visit a foreign country, but Just The Flight put together this infographic to make sure you don’t become another statistic. Take a minute to go over the common scams that target tourists and which country they occur in.

Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

Can a tweet get you kicked off of a plane? It just happened to this Minneapolis family. After a disagreement with the gate agent, Duff Watson took to Twitter to complain about how he was being treated by the Southwest employee. After boarding, they were asked to leave the plane and not allowed back on until the father deleted the tweet. The airline has since apologized for the incident.

America’s airlines are the world’s most profitable and least comfortable

If you travel frequently on both domestic and international flights, this should be of no surprise to you. U.S. based airlines are squeezing the most out of their passengers with baggage fees and seat upgrades, but are far behind the other world’s commercial airlines in terms of comfort. In the rankings of the Top 10 Airline Seats, no American airline appeared in any of the categories (Economy, Premium Economy, or Business Class).

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