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Archive for October, 2011

  • October 29, 2011
    Qantas grounds entire fleet and what you need to know

    Update October 30, 2011 (USA): Australia’s Qantas Airways resumed flights Monday after a government labor board ordered it to end a dispute with its unions that grounded the airline over the weekend. “Qantas can confirm that all domestic and international services have resumed from mid-afternoon on Monday 31 October,” the airline’s website said. “We are […]

  • October 28, 2011
    Thello train service linking Paris-Milan-Venice starts in December

    The tickets for the new train linking Paris, Milan and Venice, called Thello, are already on sale for EUR 35, with the maiden trip on December 11, 2011. The project was born in early January 2011 by a partnerhip between the transport company of Group FS Italiane (Italian Railways) and the French Veolia Transdev to […]

  • October 26, 2011
    Rent an office space in Buenos Aires

    You’re on a vacation to the glorious Buenos Aires, but have to finish that one document you promised your boss, but the magnificent city galore doesn’t make you work and to be able to get going on that project document, you need an office space equipped with all the latest technological amenities. What do you […]

  • October 21, 2011
    Delta’s ‘Economy Comfort’ and American’s Curbside Check-in

    Delta adds Economy Comfort on all aircrafts Delta Air Lines unveiled plans to introduce “Economy Comfort”– a premium economy cabin product launched on long-haul international flights earlier this year – to its entire mainline fleet of more than 550 aircraft, in addition to more than 250 two-class regional jets. The new seats will feature pitch […]

  • October 21, 2011
    Affordable dental treatments in Mexico

    Mexico is a popular destination for people who are in search of low cost dental treatments. Dental treatments in Mexico could be as much as 70 percent cheaper as compared to its more affluent Northern neighbors. People from the US find it easy to cross the border and avail affordable dental treatments in Mexico. Popular […]

  • October 21, 2011
    Updates on Thailand flood crisis

    Bangkok Bangkok remains on high alert, with the Thai government admitting that efforts to protect the city from the incoming flood waters are failing. In its latest attempt to save the economic heart of Bangkok, the authorities opened floodgates to relieve pressure on dams and levees and send the floodwater toward the sea. Despite this, […]

  • October 20, 2011
    India’s IT city Bangalore gets its first Metro

    India’s southern IT city of Bangalore (Bengaluru) got its first metro rail network today. The first stretch of seven kilometres of the metro project took a little over four years to link Mahatma Gandhi Rd and Byapanahalli. Still to come for the city notorious for its traffic jams: another 35 kilometres of metro connectivity, with […]

  • October 20, 2011
    SilverRail introduces multi-country cross-operator rail ticketing in Europe and North America

    SilverRail Technologies has announced that its rail search and ticketing platform SilverCore integrates multiple rail connections from around the world into a single booking system. This platform removes the complexity of selling rail by allowing customers to search and buy tickets for multi-country journeys with two or more train operators in a single booking. It […]

  • October 18, 2011
    Southwest & AirTran winter sale – $35 flights (U.S. only)

    Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are having their Winter Fares Sale with fares starting as low as $35, depending on miles traveled. The fares are valid for travel from Nov 30 – Dec 14, 2011 and Jan 4 – Feb 15, 2012. You must book by Oct 20, 2011. 0 – 450 Miles $35 451 […]

  • October 17, 2011
    Free travel guides from bookboon has free travel guides for more than 80 cities/regions around the world. Although the guides come in PDF formats with advertisements embedded in them, they are a great read and an excellent resource for walking tours across different cities. Some of the guides give multiple options for walks and cover a great amount of […]

  • October 17, 2011
    Volcano erupts in Chile, grounds flights

    Recently awakened Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano spewed ash clouds in southern Chile, disrupting flights to Argentine, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay, airline officials said. In statements released Monday, Brazilian airlines Gol and Tam say the cloud from the volcano appeared Sunday. The volcano has been sporadically active since June. The statements indicated that the problem is affecting […]

  • October 15, 2011
    Easily carry heavy suitcases with this strapped-around handles

    We encourage and recommend our fellow travelers to backpack and travel light which will avoid those pesky airline baggage fees; or just plain easy-to-carry-bags around while they experience the majestic places. But if you decide to drag those suitcases around then you have experienced the trouble of lifting it out of that baggage claim belt […]

  • October 14, 2011
    Sri Lanka makes visa changes

    Sri Lankan tourist industry is booming after the end of ethnic war early this year and also with ferries been restarted between India and Sri Lanka. Travelers to Sri Lanka from over 84 countries have been given visas-on-arrival, free of charge, which will change soon. A new system was unveiled this week according to which, […]

  • October 13, 2011
    AirTran to force plus-size passengers to buy second seat

    Sitting on an airplane next to a plus-size passenger is definitely not a great experience to fly, especially now when most airlines are squeezing leg-space and space in between seats. So after receiving many complaints from customers, AirTran will force overweight passengers to buy a second seat. Similar to its parent company, Southwest Airlines, flight […]

  • October 13, 2011
    Tips: How to choose the right backpack

    We love backpacking and always encourage travelers to go light, which means you should carry less stuff and pack them in a light and sturdy backpack. This also means that you have to decide which one is right for you. Factors such as your height, weight, immune system, etc. can decide which backpack is really […]

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