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Archive for October, 2014

  • October 26, 2014
    Put a longer hold time on your domestic flight seat with this website

    It’s a general rule for most airlines to allow you to put a free 24-hour hold on your tickets, but often times that’s too less of a time to finalize the other parts of your travel plans. But Options Away allows you to put a longer hold on your tickets for a small fee. With […]

  • October 20, 2014
    Log your travels with UMapped iOS app

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: There are tons of apps for logging your travels or writing a journal using your phone, and UMapped is just another one in addition to that. Basically, you start a new trip, and add details about your travels as you go. […]

  • October 16, 2014
    What it’s like to fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class

    Originally published at In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available. The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. […]

  • October 14, 2014
    Difference between non-stop, direct & connecting flights

    While you’re booking your next travel, you come across the two terms – non-stop flight and direct flights – and although they sound the same, they aren’t. Non-stop Flights A non-stop flight is a single flight between two airports with no stops in between. Most travelers prefer non-stop flights because they are the fastest, but […]

  • October 10, 2014
    A glitzy glass floor adorns Eiffel Tower

    The icon of Paris – Eiffel Tower – gets a glitzy new glass floor. With dramatic views from the 57-meter (187-foot) drop from the 125-year-old landmark’s first level, the transparent walkway is the latest in the series of glass-floored walkways around the world, including Chicago’s Willis Tower and Grand Canyon Skywalk. Until now the gloomy […]

  • October 10, 2014
    Five tips for traveling to see the Northern Lights

    The season for one of the most watched natural phenomenon – Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights – begins soon. And with a considerable concern for the delicate eco-system around the regions where one can see the Northern Lights, you must ensure that the balance of the environment is taken in to account by the tour […]

  • October 10, 2014
    Island disappears in the ocean

    A tiny offshore islet called Monuafe, belonging to the nation of Tonga in the Pacific has eroded and receded into the ocean. It is now a submerged sand bar that appears briefly at low tide – the remnants of a forgotten island. Monuafe was one of many tiny islands that sat in the bay of […]

  • October 10, 2014
    This is what happened when a man shouted “I have Ebola, you’re all screwed!” on a plane

    An unidentified American passenger on a US Airways flight traveling from Philadelphia to Punta Cana on in the Dominican Republic reportedly shouted out things like, “I’ve been to Africa!” and “I have Ebola, you’re all screwed!” right before the plane landed. Considering that the virus has caused about 4,000 deaths in Africa, and one in […]

  • October 9, 2014
    Search all vacation rental sites in one place at Tripping

    There are a lot of cheaper alternatives to expensive hotels in any town or city, like vacation rental sites. And considering so many of them it’s not easy to compare them in terms of reviews and prices. This is where Tripping comes in. Partnered with websites like 9Flats, Wimdu, HouseTrip, HomeAway, Vacation Rental By Owner […]

  • October 3, 2014
    And the airline with the most leg-space is… (U.S. only)

    Almost 21% of respondents said that JetBlue has the best coach seats, grabbing the crown from the major airlines that didn’t even come in near the top. Next up was Alaska Airlines (17%), Hawaiian Airlines (14%) and Frontier (13%). Falling toward the bottom were the rest of the U.S. carriers, who all came in with […]

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