Archive for April, 2006

From a Reader…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Hi- A couple months ago, I had you look up some fares for me from Dallas, Texas to Athens. You came up with the same $1300/ticket that I was getting. We ended up paying $1650 per ticket. I read somewhere that Delta is one of the only airlines to offer direct flights from the US […]

It’s more than a good idea!

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

It has probably never been a better time to purchase travel insurance to protect your travel investment. Flight schedules are changing, there are strikes, slowdowns and unrest in the airline industry. Add to that the increasingly changing weather patterns and stricter cancellation policies in the travel industry, and it’s quite easy(and possible) to lose the […]

Charter Flights to Greece

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Every Year since I can remember(at least 30), there have been charter flights from NY to Athens. These were usually low cost, a little unorganized, inconvenient in some ways and generally the best thing you could say about them was that they were cheap. While fares are expensive this year, the last hope of low […]

Europe’s last national carrier hits turbulence

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

More info on Olympic Airways……. Europe’s last national carrier hits turbulence Helena Smith Sunday April 9, 2006 The Observer What would Aristotle Onassis say? At 30,000 feet, flying from London to Athens on an Olympic Airways plane, and there’s not a crystal glass in site. No sound of a pianist either – de rigueur when […]

Greece threatened with fines over airline

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Greece threatened with fines over airline The battle continues…. The Greek government is trying to hold onto it’s golden egg(think votes and jobs for friends and relatives) and the European Commission wants them to play by the rules….. The airline should be safe until October…but after that….who knows…. 05 April 2006 14:49 The European Commission […]

Delta Strike?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Not good news for Delta…. Sounds like they either have to talk to the pilots and come to an agreement or Delta will be gone…. not much room to negotiate if you can’t survive even a one day shutdown. Delta Air Lines pilots voted in resounding favor yesterday to authorize union leaders to call a […]

Is My Delta ticket protected?

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

Hi, I purchased a delta ticket, via orbitz? Is that protected? It was, of course, paid by a credit card? Any other protection tips. Trip is in September. I hadn’t investigated enought before buying ticket and now I hope it it’ll be okay. THanks. Nancy Hello Nancy, I’m not sure how much you can protect […]