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Archive for July, 2009

  • July 30, 2009
    Airlines benefiting on cancellation fees

    Change and cancellation fees amount to an added 3.2% of U.S. airline passenger revenue, totaling $527.6 million for the first quarter. Some airlines now make even more from these fees than they do from the much-maligned checked-baggage fees. Amid high fuel prices last year, several big airlines pushed up the change fee on domestic tickets […]

  • July 29, 2009
    BestParking finds cheap parking in cities & airports

    If you are shopping for best rates to park your car and you’re crunched for time, then BestParking has already crunched the numbers for you and can help you find the best rate. How much can you save by comparison shopping? In our tests there was a disparity between the highest priced and lowest priced […]

  • July 27, 2009
    American Airlines raises baggage fees by $5

    Despite lowered fuel prices, American Airlines just can’t seem to figure out how to make money. That’s too bad for you — because you’ll be paying higher bag fees. DowJones says the airline reported a 21% drop in second-quarter revenue last week. Get your wallet out, travelers. The fees “will rise to $20 for the […]

  • July 27, 2009
    Tips for saving money on rail travel

    Rail travelers are feeling the pinch due to another wave of fare increases and can beat ‘trainflation’ by smarter online buying. Some of the train operating companies are using the rail franchise system to rip off passengers by raising fares up to 10% above inflation on some routes – is keen to help rail […]

  • July 27, 2009
    United waives last-minute fees for its frequent-flier members

    With premium-class air travel down sharply for the year and no sign of recovery, United Airlines on Monday said it would soon waive last-minute fees in its frequent-flier program to attract more business travelers. The move is the first in the industry among the major carriers, and it’s not likely to be the last. Airlines […]

  • July 27, 2009
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  • July 23, 2009
    Photos: Mandu, India

    Click here to see the photos Mandu is home to India’s finest examples of Afghan architecture, clinging to the edges of a ravine-riddled 20-sq-km plateau overlooking the hazy plains. With monuments on every corner – from Rupmati’s Pavilion, scene of India’s Romeo and Juliet, to obscure ruins such as the wet nurse’s tomb, and of […]

  • July 22, 2009
    Google maps introduces multiple search

    Have you ever wished you could see multiple searches in Google Maps, or search for directions and see businesses along the route all at the same time? Now, you can! Consider a scenario, where you want to meet a friend for dinner on your way to downtown San Francisco. You search for transit directions from […]

  • July 22, 2009
    AirBnB finds a cheap accommodation

    Looking to see the sights but not looking forward to paying high hotel prices? Take advantage of AirBnB to find some nice, usually economical, local accommodations. Similar to previously mentioned iStopOver, AirBnB lets you search for accommodations in your city of choice. People with a spare room put up listings complete with photographs, amenities, and […]

  • July 21, 2009
    Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, India

    Built in 1679 as a mausoleum for Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani, the Bibi-qa-Maqbara (Tel: +91 240 2400620; Indian/foreigner Rs 5/US$2; dawn-10pm) is known as the ‘Poor mans Taj’. This is a slightly ironic comparison considering it was Aurangzeb’s father who built the original shortly before being overthrown and imprisoned by his son on account of his […]

  • July 21, 2009
    Air tickets in India to get costlier

    Air tickets in India to get costlier as Government proposes User Development Fee (UDF) at nine airports in the country. “A proposal to impose UDF at Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Vishakhapatanam, Jaipur, Trichy and Mangalore has been received from the AAI (Airports Authority of India), which is under examination,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel […]

  • July 21, 2009
    Delta adds $5 to fee for bags checked at airport

    Following in the fee-laden footsteps of US Airways, Delta Airlines has added a $5 surcharge for paying checked baggage fees at the airport instead of online, matching moves by some other airlines. Atlanta-based Delta already charges $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag on domestic flights. But starting Aug. […]

  • July 21, 2009
    Photo of the day: Dancing Building, Prague

    Czech: Tančící dům Location: Rašínovo nábřeží 80, 120 00 Praha 2 Tram: 17, 21 The Dancing House is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The junction where Resslova meets the river at Rašínovo nábřeží is dominated by the Dancing Building, built in 1996 by architects Yugoslavian-born Czech architect Vlado […]

  • July 20, 2009
    Airline Passengers BoR and more

    Tomorrow, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on legislation that grants passengers the right to deplane if their plane is delayed on the runway for more than 3 hours. The legislation will also require that airlines provide water, food, and bathroom facilities during delays. Recently, the Department of Transportation smacked Delta with a $375,000 fine for ignoring federal […]

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