Uber’s aggressive expansion and some questionable elements of its corporate culture have come back to bite it in the U.K., where London’s transport agency told the company today it will not renew its operating license – which expires September 30. ...

 
 

London tells Uber: Get out!

London regulators don’t want Uber to operate in the city any more. (Image: Jim Glab)

Uber’s aggressive expansion and some questionable elements of its corporate culture have come back to bite it in the U.K., where London’s transport agency told the company today it will not renew its operating license – which expires September 30.

However, Uber’s app-based car hire service...

 
 

Like Delta, United to implement bump auctions

When checking in for your next United flight, you might get a surprise in October (Image: United)

Starting in October, when you check in for your United flight online or at a kiosk, you might be asked how much you’d be willing to take to give up your seat.

Following Delta’s lead (again), United is set to implement a new bidding process for bumps.

So when you check in for an...

 
 

5 ways to prevent “shoulder surfing”

Worried about wandering eyes when you travel? Here’s some help (Photo: 3M)

Whether sitting in a cramped middle seat at the back of the plane or on a comfortable aisle in first class, you’ve undoubtedly noticed nosy neighbors staring at your laptop screen. As a matter of fact, 87 percent of mobile workers have experienced the intrusive glances of “shoulder surfers” according to a...

 
 

Routes: Delta at LAX, More Mexico for United, BA 747s, Norwegian, Icelandair,

Delta will use a 777-200LR for LAX flights to Paris and Amsterdam. (Image: Delta)

In international route news, Delta will add new transatlantic routes next year; Norwegian starts up London flights from two western U.S. cities; Icelandair will add U.S. gateways in 2018; Austrian Airlines debuts a new cabin class; British Airways will put 747s on two U.S. routes; United adds a Mexico...

 
 

Comparing airlines’ elite status tiers

Alaska Airlines wins top honors in a comparison of elite status levels. (Photo: Alaska Air)

Is it possible to compare one airline’s elite status requirements and benefits to another’s? Most frequent travelers will usually devote their mile/point accumulation to the hometown airline they fly the most by default. But a new study takes a fresh look at elite status to see which airlines are...

 
 

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