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  • May 2, 2011
    American Airlines start services between Chicago & Helsinki

    American Airlines launched its newest international flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Helsinki (HEL) between May 01, 2011 and October 28, 2011. Operating out of American’s “Gateway to the World” terminal at O’Hare from May 1 through Oct. 29, the new flight is one of the new routes announced last October as part […]

  • April 26, 2011
    Volunteer to be bumped and get paid even more

    There are perks to getting bumped on that busy, overbooked flight that you are just about take. According to the new rules issued by the Department of Transportation, travelers who get involuntarily bumped from their flights receive substantially bigger payouts than before. It might not be a bad idea to volunteer to be bumped considering […]

  • April 25, 2011
    Delta introduces online checked-baggage tracking

    Traveling light is the key to saving money and the perils of losing your checked bags. But not if you lose your bag when flying Delta. Delta Airlines just made it easier for passengers to track their checked bags on their website by entering the last name and bag-tag number. Travelers can access the tracking […]

  • April 23, 2011
    Baggage fee perks gone, says United

    The way things are going in the airline industry, especially in U.S., there will not be any perks of frequent flyer programs nor on first & business class. Starting March 9, 2011, United Airlines is the first in line to do away with the $2 to $3 discount that passengers used to get if they […]

  • April 18, 2011
    Virgin America 3-day sale – $149 from L.A. to East Coast (U.S. only)

    Virgin America is offering a three-day sale on fares for flights in May. Prices are $149 plus tax each way for flights to New York and other East Coast destinations from Los Angeles. But act quickly if you want a seat as the sale ends Wednesday. The deal: The May Is the New July sale […]

  • April 16, 2011
    Do you need a travel agent anymore?

    Carrie started to plan the one year Round-The-World (RTW) trip and the first thing she did was call her travel agent. This is when her friend recommended instead looking for options online, citing a simple reason “you will have to pay extra to the travel agent as service charges”. With more and more airlines and […]

  • April 12, 2011
    JetBlue & Continental to offer Wi-Fi on their fleet (U.S. only)

    JetBlue JetBlue confirmed today that it will install satellite based Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of 170 aircraft starting in mid-2012, at a cost of about $30 million. LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue, and ViaSat are partnering to bring Ka-band satellite broadband services to the carrier’s Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. No […]

  • April 12, 2011
    San Francisco (SFO) gets T2. Hello, Virgin Atlantic & American!

    San Francisco International (SFO) got it’s newest 640,000-square foot Terminal 2 that will be the home to American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Watch the images at T2 Image Gallery Read more reviews at: San Francisco airport’s new Terminal 2 ‘T2’ dazzles [USA Today] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [New York Times] […]

  • April 12, 2011
    Travel news of today

    Himachal Pradesh fed up with peeing tourists [eTN] China beats Spain as 3rd biggest tourist destination [eTN] The next generation of gay hotels [BBC Travel] Renovation of a Terminal, Keyed to San Francisco [NYTimes] Planes Collide on JFK Airport Runway [AOL News] Oberoi Gurgaon wins hosting rights to World Travel Awards 2012 ceremony

  • April 11, 2011
    Google Travel to be a reality soon

    Last year Google bought ITA Software, which powers many US airline reservation systems and acts as the engine under the hood of many fare-tracking websites, such as Bing, Hotwire, Kayak and TripAdvisor. This week the U.S. Department of Justice approved the purchase of ITA Software by Google. What does this mean for the rest of […]

  • April 11, 2011
    U.S. High-Speed Rail gets budget cuts

    The latest American dream of building high-speed rail in the nation took a blow this week when Obama administration had to cut $1.5 billion from the budget. Already there have been several Republican governors who have refused to accept federal money to build high-speed rail projects in their states. Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down […]

  • April 7, 2011
    Air France & Emirates to begin direct flights to Cape Town

    Air France will begin direct flights to Cape Town beginning November 2011. The new schedule will bring 3 flights per week to Cape Town. Earlier last month, Emirates announced an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town. Earlier this year, Edelweiss Air had also announced a new seasonal flight program from Zurich to Cape […]

  • April 7, 2011
    Guide to getting bumped

    With more and more travelers flying across cities for business or pleasure, seats are filling up and that is forcing the airlines to bump customers. Most airlines (at least in U.S.) offer vouchers or cash to passengers they cannot board on packed flights. Last year, out of 595 million passengers, about 681,100 were denied seats […]

  • April 6, 2011
    Pregnant women and travel insurance

    Baby-mooning is one of the fastest catching trend these days. Many pregnant women take the opportunity for one last holiday before their baby is born and to avoid disappointment it’s advisable to them not to leave without proper travel insurance. Traveling gets complicated by the time they are 27 weeks pregnant with many travel insurers […]

  • April 4, 2011
    Latest fare increase and travel plans

    United, Continental, Delta and American raised their prices by about $10 last week, but some of the low-cost carriers had not matched the increases by Friday afternoon. Citing reasons like natural disasters and Middle-East tensions for an expected higher costs for fuel, they have pushed through at least six broad price increases this year, but […]

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