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East Coast airfares skyrocket in wake of Amtrak crash

Airfares between New York and Washington, D.C. are jumping since the fatal Amtrak crash in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Amtrak service from Philadelphia to New York has shut down, which means train travelers in the popular Washington-New York sector are stranded. And that has sent demand for airlines soaring, and travelers are having to pay up.

Which US airline has the best rewards program?

Think it’s hard to redeem your miles for an airline award ticket? It depends on which airline rewards program you’ve chosen, which route you’re flying and when you book your ticket, according to a new Consumer Reports study of 70 million passenger trips over the past two years.

Breastfeeding mom hassled by United flight attendant

Another flight brings another complaint about an airline interfering with a passenger breastfeeding her baby. The mothers who complain about instances of airline employees interfering with their breastfeeding or pumping aren’t covering up and going away; they are tweeting out their complaints in 140 characters or less, sometimes in multiple posts, other times taking pictures of longer reports.