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Archive for August, 2009

  • August 26, 2009
    U.S. Airways raises baggage fees by $5

    US Airways announced a $5 baggage fee increase Wednesday. The fee for a passenger’s first checked bag will rise from $15 to $20 if the fees are prepaid online. Online payment for a second checked bag will jump from $25 to $30. An additional $5 fee will be added for bags checked at the airport, […]

  • August 25, 2009
    Grand Canyon Skywalk is a sham!

    Note: This post was written in August 2009 so prices and all details are effective at this time and may subject to change. It’s best to contact the Skywalk directly for latest up to date details. After reading good and bad things about the Grand Canyon Skywalk, we wanted to experience the feeling of “walking […]

  • August 25, 2009
    Baggage fees applicable to international flights

    Consider packing light if you are traveling to Europe this fall on American Airlines. The carrier will charge economy-cabin passengers $50 each way for a second piece of checked luggage to destinations there. American joins others recently adding similar fees, a sign that the charges that have proliferated for domestic travel over the past year […]

  • August 22, 2009
    Southwest to introduce Wi-Fi next year

    Southwest Airlines reported Friday that it intends to begin a fleetwide Wi-Fi rollout of Row 44’s satellite service beginning in the first quarter of next year, setting the stage for a provider competition between Row 44 and Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet Wi-Fi service. Gogo, which has outfitted several U.S. airlines with Wi-Fi, utilizes a network […]

  • August 19, 2009
    Greyhound to start bus services in UK

    FirstGroup, Britain’s largest bus and train operator, and owner of the Greyhound coach brand in the U.S., said the buses would start running from London, Victoria, to Portsmouth and Southampton on September 14. Tickets will cost as little as a £1, with the average journey costing £7. It plans to roll out more routes next […]

  • August 19, 2009
    Websites for traveling women

    Although most of the travel industry still thinks of travelers as traditional couples, an increasing number of women are traveling alone or with other women. Part of the reason is demographic; after all, women do live longer than men, and groups of senior women are a frequent sight in visitor centers around the world. But […]

  • August 19, 2009
    Heathrow introduces driverless travel pods

    The future of public transport has arrived with UK’s Heathrow Airport rolling out driverless travel pods to transport passengers between terminals and the airport car park. The world’s first fully-automated ULTra Personal Pod cars, designed by Advanced Transport Systems, run on their own network and can reach speeds up to 40km/h. The pods can transport […]

  • August 18, 2009 & PetMD launch co-branded pet travel resources, a full-service pet travel company providing worldwide door-to-door pet transportation services, has joined forces with the largest online pet health resource, PetMD, to provide free pet travel and pet health resources to their websites’ visitors. The strategic affiliation will allow guests of PetMD to access’s country-specific pet import requirements organized in convenient, printable […]

  • August 18, 2009
    Travel Insurance: when to get, skip

    A lot of people travel around the world with full insurance coverage or none. Some countries require you to purchase travel insurance – for example travel to any Schengen country requires you to show the proof of travel insurance when you go for a visa. The costs for travel insurance varies for the destination country […]

  • August 12, 2009
    JetBlue’s $599 Unlimited Travel Pass

    If you are planning a vacation that involves a lot of air-travel then JetBlue’s new unlimited travel pass may be for you! For $599, customers can purchase an unlimited travel pass that lets them fly for free to any of the airline’s 56 international and domestic destinations as often as they like between Sept. 8 […]

  • August 11, 2009
    Couchsurfing can help make friends and save money

    CouchSurfing is an online community of friendly hosts who are ready and eager to throw their convertible couches open to travelers from across the world. The service offers more than a free place to crash; it connects travelers with like-minded people who are excited to share their enthusiasm for their hometown. But aren’t you going […]

  • August 5, 2009 offers dream travel job is offering a job travelling the United States for 12 weeks, with a $50,000 salary. The applicant chosen will travel to various tourist destinations, video blogging their adventures. The website is looking to revolutionize the adventure travel industry. After the November 1st deadline, one applicant will be chosen from a pool of thousands for […]

  • August 5, 2009
    Megabus offers fifty-thousand $1 seats

    Megabus, the first intercity express bus service offering fares as low as $1, today announced it is offering an additional 50,000 $1 seats for travel Sept. 14 to Nov. 19, 2009. The $1 seats will be available on all Megabus departures (subject to availability) in all 30 cities during the Sept. 14 to Nov. 19 […]

  • August 5, 2009
    JetStar launches ‘text’ boarding

    Boarding a plane will be as simple as receiving a text message from later this year as Jetstar rolls out the mobile phone scanner from a company based in Melbourne. The machine is aimed to reduce waiting times for airline passengers by allowing them to head straight through departure gates with the simple swipe of […]

  • August 4, 2009
    Cheap airline tickets on Twitter

    JetBlue and United Airlines, two major airline carriers in the US, have started using the service to offer discounted seats on flights that weren’t filled. These types of discounts have been available from airlines for a while, starting with emails in the 90s, but Twitter fills this particular need perfectly. JetBlue started posting its “Cheeps,” […]

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