Articles tagged “fcc”

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Online Travel

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

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?

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public

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.

Marriott Wi-Fi Jamming Plans Resoundingly Opposed by the Public

Airlines

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

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

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

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Airlines

China Is Having its Own In-Flight Mobile Use Debate

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

China Is Having its Own In-Flight Mobile Use Debate