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Rude Staff, High Fees, Bad Food, Uncomfortable Seats And Lost Luggage Among Biggest Complaints When It Comes To Airline Travel

Ever gotten sick on an in-flight meal? Battled with a ticket agent? Waited at the carousel for luggage that never made it? You're not alone. Thousands of travelers each year gripe about bad food, nasty employees, lost luggage and flight delays—especially during high-travel times of the year. In June, the Department of Transportation reported that complaints about the 15 largest U.S. airlines jumped more than 46 percent year-over-year. So just how bad is airline travel these days? That depends how you look at it. More than half of the flights on Express Jet, Southwest, SkyWest and United were identified by the...

Valentine’s Day Reminds Us Each Year That Romance Isn’t Dead. We Hope.

Ah, but that red rose you receive will be dead in days. Its petals will wilt and fall, its novelty will wear off. Its innocence died long before. Your sweetheart did not pick the rose from a neighbor’s lawn; more likely it was picked in Colombia or Ecuador by an underpaid and possibly underage laborer, then imported and marked up for the masses. From Jan. 1 to Feb. 14, 2012, the United States Customs and Border Protection agency processed approximately 842 million cut flower stems grown abroad. Sixty-seven percent came from Colombia and 23 percent came from Ecuador. Its country of...

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A GIFT CARD

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PissedConsumer Shares the Top Gift Cards Issues for Givers and Receivers This Holiday Season NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 27, 2012 - Gift cards may be the easiest option for gift giving this holiday season, but they are not the safest and carry complicated penalties. Stores are secretly making a profit off of your thoughtful gifts and causing many problems for consumers. Before you buy those gift cards, educate yourself on some of the issues. Pissed Consumer, the most popular product review and complaint website, shares 5 tips that every gift card purchaser should know. 1. THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS A LIE – The...

FIVE TIPS TO MAKE SHOPPING HASSLE FREE

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-PissedConsumer Сom Shares Five Shopping Tips to Avoid the Crowds- NEW YORK, NY- December 6, 2012 -- Everyone is looking to cross off names on their holiday gift list this season, causing long lines and massive headaches. Pissed Consumer, the most popular product review and complaint website shares 5 tips to make your holiday shopping a done deal in record time. 1. SHOP ONLINE - For anything that needs be shipped, this is the least time-consuming option. 2. SHOP EARLY- Go shopping the first thing in the morning, right when the stores open. There will be far less people and you will find the...

TRAVEL TIPS FOR A MORE ENJOYABLE FLIGHT!

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Consumer Complaint Site PissedConsumer Offers Tips to Keep Your Air Travel Expectations in Check and Enjoy Your Flight More than 800 passengers complained about U.S. airlines in the last six months on PissedConsumer.com, operated by market research firm Opinion Corp. Flyers are most often up in arms about refunds they don’t receive, hidden fees, lost and damaged luggage, pricey in-flight food (which isn’t very tasty either), seats being double booked and tickets snafus. Vladimir Nardin, Executive Director of PissedConsumer.com, offers the following tips to consumers planning to travel.  1. SHOW UP EXTRA EARLY FOR FLIGHTS – buy a day pass for the airport...

SIX TIPS TO MAKING SURE YOUR HOLIDAY GIFTS MAKE IT ON TIME

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Consumer expert and spokesperson for Pissedconsumer, Vlad Nardin, shares six things you can do to make sure your holiday purchases make it on time 1. VERIFY THAT THE ITEM YOU WANT IS NOT ON BACK-ORDER – Even if you shop online, call the websites phone number and verify the status of the item you want to buy 2. WATCH OUT FOR "SHIP TO STORE" OPTIONS – Some retailers will offer free or lower rate shipping if they ship directly to your local retail store, but at check out your store may not be available. Go to your local retail location and if...
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