Articles tagged “fcc”

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

Dennis Schaal, Skift

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

5 months ago

Good Airline News Today? You Still Won’t Be Able to Make Calls on Flights

Good Airline News Today? You Still Won’t Be Able to Make Calls on Flights

Todd Shields and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

While we were never really excited about the move to make calls on planes, the other lesson from this is that Americans really don't trust their fellow Americans to have any manners whatsoever.

7 months ago

FCC Proposes Fining Hilton for Not Cooperating in Wi-Fi Blocking Investigation

FCC Proposes Fining Hilton for Not Cooperating in Wi-Fi Blocking Investigation

Dan Peltier, Skift

Marriott guests didn't take the chain's Wi-Fi-blocking practice sitting down and fought back, with Marriott International ultimately getting fined $600,000. What makes Hilton Worldwide think it can evade the same fate?

2 years ago

In-Flight Calling Should Be Up to Airlines Says U.S. Transportation Department

In-Flight Calling Should Be Up to Airlines Says U.S. Transportation Department

Todd Shields, Bloomberg

What a few days for consumer aviation panels. Although we're not sure how happy consumers will be about in-flight calling. We've dealt with calling on trains and it's no picnic indeed.

2 years ago

FCC Rules Hotel Wi-Fi Blocking Is Illegal and Subject to Penalties

FCC Rules Hotel Wi-Fi Blocking Is Illegal and Subject to Penalties

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The FCC couldn't have more forcefully rejected the hotel industry's efforts to block Wi-Fi hotspots at meetings, conventions or anywhere else.

3 years ago

An Open Letter to the Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming: Let It Go

An Open Letter to the Hotel Industry on Wi-Fi Jamming: Let It Go

Rafat Ali, Skift

Fair or not, the modern traveler judges hotels by their Wi-Fi forwardness. The American hotel industry has everything to lose and nothing to win in this fight, even if it wins a ruling by FCC.

3 years ago

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Marriott is claiming that its plans are misunderstood and that it merely seeks permission from the FCC to jam others' Wi-Fi in its conference rooms only. But travelers are telling the FCC that they don't want to be reliant on hotel Wi-Fi in conference rooms and other areas of the hotel.

3 years ago

How Much Closer Are Passengers to Making In-Flight Calls?

How Much Closer Are Passengers to Making In-Flight Calls?

Marisa Garcia, Skift

In-flight calls are inevitable, but the rules surrounding their use and the etiquette that will arise is yet to be seen.

3 years ago

Gadget Companies Want FCC Clearance So Passengers Can Make In-Flight Calls

Gadget Companies Want FCC Clearance So Passengers Can Make In-Flight Calls

Todd Shields, Bloomberg

Passengers have both good and bad habits on the ground, and they still have them in the air, whether or not you can make a call from time to time.

4 years ago

China Is Having its Own In-Flight Mobile Use Debate

China Is Having its Own In-Flight Mobile Use Debate

China Daily/ANN

How do you say "Call Nick Bilton!" in Mandarin?

4 years ago

Hotels Change In-Room Phone Systems to Allow Direct 911 Dialing

Hotels Change In-Room Phone Systems to Allow Direct 911 Dialing

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press

It shouldn't take a death for hotels across the country to realize a major flaw in their in-room safety infrastructure. The FCC is urging hotels to take action before making direct 911 dialing mandatory.

4 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: So Can We Use Our Phones or Not?

Skift Business Traveler: So Can We Use Our Phones or Not?

Doug Lansky, Skift

4 years ago