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Archive for March, 2011

  • March 31, 2011
    Ryan Air – new fees and child-free flights

    Extra fees Ryanair, Europe’s discount carrier, announced it would introduce a €2 levy per passenger for all bookings made from Monday 4th April 2011 in order to fund its costs of flight cancellations, delays and its EU261 costs in “force majeure” cases where the airline is not responsible for either the delays or cancellations. Those […]


  • March 31, 2011
    Parking spaces and prices from Parkopedia

    With extensive coverage in over 20 countries, Parkopedia has a database of over 15 million parking spaces with their maps and prices. They cover private, tag-needed parking, public garages, free street parking, and meters, and offers a very smooth and smart use of Google Maps. Click on any parking spot, and you’ll see details if […]


  • March 31, 2011
    No more Enterprise Car Rentals on Orbitz

    Enterprise Holdings has ended its relationship with online travel portal Orbitz in the latest in a string of disputes between large travel providers and their online distribution partners. The company owns and operates nearly 1 million rental vehicles across its brands. Effective April 1, all the listings from Enterprise’s three brands — Alamo Rent-A-Car, National […]


  • March 30, 2011
    British Airways & American to start transatlantic shuttle service

    From March 27, American Airlines and British Airways will effectively create a transatlantic shuttle service between the top US-UK routes by aligning the timing on their schedules. The biggest change is on the Heathrow – New York route. Previously, five of the 11 daily flights to New York left Heathrow at almost exactly the same […]


  • March 30, 2011
    Spirit Airlines invents new fees on luggage

    Spirit Airlines has invented new fees for travelers who wait to pay for carry-on or checked luggage within 24 hours of departure and they are calling the previous bag fees an “Early Bird Discount,” and will now charge travelers who pay for checked or carry-on bags within 24 hours of departure online an extra $5 […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Here are some headlines from the world of travel: The High Cost of Global Travel: US Passport Fees Add to the Total [Huffington Post] A first-time passport or passport renewal fee is $140 for adults, $80 for minors. BA strike: passengers urged to buy travel insurance [Guardian.co.uk] British Airways customers who fear their flights will […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Booking flexibility and great travel deals from Yuupon.com

    Finding a good deal on vacation packages is, let’s just say, can be a hassle. Websites like LivingSocial and Groupon offer good deals on a daily basis and one can also find great deals on Twitter. A new site launched today – Yuupon.com – offers upto 20 deals each week, each of 40% to 90% […]


  • March 29, 2011
    London Tube to run services for Royal Wedding

    On our recent travel to London during the winter holidays, we experienced “service outage” of London Tube for three consecutive days: December 25 – all services closed December 26 – most of the services closed because of a planned strike December 27 – most of the services closed because of a planned maintenance. Although Transport […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

    Picture: Valdir Grassi on Flickr Between Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, under the Patagonian sky, is Tierra del Fuego. Argentina shares half of this island territory in the South Atlantic Ocean with Chile. It’s a place of oil derricks, sheep, glaciers, wind and waterways. Ushuaia and Río Grande are the two main towns; awesome […]


  • March 29, 2011
    British Airways London-Marrakech direct flight

    British Airways started new flights to Marrakech from London Gatwick on March 27, 2011 in direct competition with low cost carriers. A mix of Boeing 737s and Airbus A319s will operate the thrice-weekly service, which departs Gatwick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, returning the same evening. British Airways offers a wide range of hotels suitable […]


  • March 29, 2011
    How to check U.S. Mail while you’re traveling

    NOTE: This article is applicable for residents of continental United States only. Making a Round The World (RTW) trip takes a lot of planning and one of the things every traveler is concerned is to make sure to pay all bills on time. Although most of bills can be paid-off online these days, there are […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Use Twitter for amazing travel deals. How, you ask?

    Travel companies and airlines are increasingly using social networking sites like Facebook and especially Twitter to post their best travel deals on airline tickets, hotel reservations and other travel-related purchases. User of Twitter can follow the tweets of other users who specialize in a particular topic or who offer travel deals and other consumer bargains. […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Jerusalem’s tram all set to begin services

    After years of delays, Jerusalem’s historic light rail is set to begin running next month, completing a journey that has circumvented ancient bones, archaeological treasures, budget overruns and political controversies that have repeatedly threatened to derail the project. For its proponents, the rail system is a long-awaited effort to modernize one of the world’s oldest […]


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