If you're headed to the airport for Thanksgiving travel, prepare for full flights. On the busiest travel days around Thanksgiving, the average flight will be 90 percent full, according to Airlines for America, a trade group for the nation's largest airlines.
LOS ANGELES TIMESSurvey: Rental car users more satisfied
Customer satisfaction with rental car companies has risen for the third year in a row, according to a study released by J.D. Power & Associates. In fact, the satisfaction level -- 769 on a 1,000-point scale -- is the highest in seven years. The greatest improvement in the satisfaction rating came from shuttle vans or bus services that car rental companies use to transport customers and the daily rates and fees, according to the study.
LOS ANGELES TIMESLower airfares likely not in our near-future
What are the odds that we'll see any relief in airfare pricing over the next several months? Unfortunately, the odds don't look good. As airlines merge, there are fewer flights to fewer destinations. Opening up capacity doesn't seem to boost profits. Filling planes to the brim and charging for everything from baggage to seat assignments seems to be a better strategy.
WASHINGTON POSTSkyRoll bag aims to keep duds wrinkle-free
SkyRoll Garment Bag is a carry-on-sized shoulder- hoisted cylindrical bag designed to get formal clothing to your destination wrinkle-free. It delivered a suit wrinkle-free to a wedding in the Poconos. $150; find it at skyroll.com or Men's Wearhouse stores.
CHICAGO TRIBUNEFliers may enjoy gift of airline club pass
Need a holiday gift idea for a frequent flier? Day passes to the person's favorite airline's club are fantastic. If you really want to splurge, buy an annual membership.