07 May 2015

United Airlines Sued For $5 Million Over $8 In-Flight TV Charge – Forbes.com

There are nuisance lawsuits, and then there are lawsuits that make you want to cradle your head in your hands, rock back and forth, and moan. The latter: a $5 million suit against United Airlines because a passenger’s $7.99 in-flight DirecTV service didn’t work.

It all started on February 21, 2015, when one Cary M. David of West Orange, N.J. purchased DirecTV service on board a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Newark. The suit, filed in United States District Court in the District of New Jersey, alleges that Ms. David was never informed during the purchase process that DirecTV would not work over the Atlantic, and that the broadcasts didn’t kick in until the last 10 minutes of the four-plus-hour flight.

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10 Apr 2015

Uber’s Astounding Rise: Overtaking Taxis In Key Markets – Forbes.com

Uber vs. taxis

Based on expense reports from business travelers in the first quarter of 2015, Certify says that “an average 46 percent of all total paid car rides were through Uber” in major markets across the U.S. That’s a steep rise from a mere 15 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, the percentage of rides in taxis, limos and shuttles fell from 85 percent to 53 percent over the same period.

Read the full story on my Forbes Seat 1A site.

02 Apr 2015

Washington’s Never-Ending Controversy: What To Call Its Airport – Forbes.com

Chart: Washington Post Express Chart: Washington Post Express

Forget Obamacare, the federal budget and Iran. The most enduring controversy in Washington may be what people call the airport.

To illustrate, here’s a pop quiz. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates two airports: Dulles International Airport and ________.

What people call the fill-in-the-blank airport depends largely on political affiliation, and as with so much else in our nation’s capital, the schism is deep. An article just published by the Washington Post Express found that 72 percent of Republicans refer to the airport using “Reagan,” while 64 percent of Democrats call it “National” or by its airport code, “DCA.”

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15 Jan 2015

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29 Aug 2014

Why Airlines Will Regret The Transparent Airfares Act – Forbes.com

01 Jul 2014


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30 Jun 2014


The New Technology That Could Cut Public Restroom Wait Times By 50%

08 Mar 2014

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22 Feb 2014

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12 Dec 2013


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11 Dec 2013

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10 Great Gifts For Travelers – 2013 Edition – Forbes

07 Dec 2013

Paris Metro

To Combat Rude Behavior, Paris Metro Publishes Manners Guide – Forbes

14 Nov 2013

Russian subway 2

Moscow Subway Station Lets Passengers Pay Fare In Squats – Forbes.com