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  • January 15, 2012
    How far can I travel on brief layover?

    Long or delayed layovers can be boring and frustrating. So if you’re changing planes (or trains) but have an hour or two of layover time, then you may want to explore the area, but the first thought? How far can I go? What all can I see around? Do I need to rent a car […]

  • December 19, 2011
    Skype offers free wifi on selected US airports

    We are a huge fan of Skype for making all those free calls (to US over Wifi) while traveling. So this holiday season, Skype is offering free wireless internet in more than 60 airports through Skype Wi-Fi in United States. The deal runs from December 21st through December 27th and will allow you to connect […]

  • December 16, 2011
    Baggage-handler advises buying a four-wheeler suitcase to avoid damages

    HuffPost is running an article on how our bags are damaged as told to them by an anonymous baggage-handler. He offers advice for an intact bag upon arrival and one of them is getting a bag that has the “spinners” with four wheels on the bottom. Wanna know how your bags and contents are damaged? […]

  • December 16, 2011
    Socialize with complete strangers at airports or in planes

    Earlier today we told you how you can choose your airline seat based on your social network which will be introduced by KLM Dutch Royal Airlines. But if you’re flying solo, then would you like to meet and talk to strangers on that next flight? Just tell Planely which flights you’re traveling on and Planely […]

  • December 12, 2011
    Tips on sleeping at the airports

    Airline connections are good to take a break from the pressurized cabins and stretch your body, especially on long international flights. But sometimes they are a bummer if you have a long time between flights. And the worst when you have to stay overnight at the airport and you are not booked in a hotel. […]

  • November 16, 2011
    Europe bans X-Ray body scanners at airports

    The full-body scanners being rolled out at security checkpoints in U.S. airports are either of the millimeter-wave type, which uses radio frequency waves, or the backscatter X-ray type, which uses ionizing radiation — and which has effectively been banned from use in European airports. The European Union on Monday prohibited the use of X-ray body […]

  • November 14, 2011
    Secure your check-in baggage with these tips

    Stories of stolen items from your bags or the baggages itself have been shown, heard and seen from friends, family, social media or the web itself. From simple things like perfumes to expensive gadgets, it’s not important what you have in your bag, but it is important to prevent others from being able to access […]

  • November 14, 2011
    Tip: Check your bags for damaged valuable items before leaving the airport

    If you’ve got to take something valuable, especially something fragile and valuable, on a plane, it’s best to try to carry it on. If you must check in then be sure to look at your bags before you leave the baggage claim area, just in case that item has gotten damaged or disappeared. Most airlines […]

  • November 9, 2011
    Charter travel and booking a Jet with

    By Margot McClelland Waiting in long lines, traveling in crowded areas, and uncomfortable cab rides can make traveling one big nightmare. For most vacation and business travelers, chartering can be a very cost-effective and convenient way to do things, compared to going with the usual public transportation. Luckily, you can easily book a spot on […]

  • November 3, 2011
    Find your arrival or departure gate with Airport Compass

    If you’re a first timer on an airplane traveling around the globe then you may have experienced stress finding that gate you have to go to during departures or connections, even with all the directions provided on most airports around the world. Designers Kang Eun-Kyung and Park Ji-Eun designed this concept boarding pass that can […]

  • October 11, 2011
    Thalys to start services from Brussels Intl. Airport to Paris

    Starting October 30, Thalys will offer the first ever link between Paris and Brussels International Airport. The connection will be available once a day in the morning. The direct train service from Paris Gare du Nord is the first step to a growing connecting network of Brussels Airport to European rail.

  • October 4, 2011
    Knowing the benefits of jet charter and other charter travels

    By Margot McClelland There are times that you just can’t seem to put up with the irritation and stress brought about by using public transportation. Instead of a pleasant start to your grand vacation time, in its place, you have to bear the long lines of equally tired people at the airport, sweat along with […]

  • September 30, 2011
    Bing introduces maps for U.S. airports

    Bing announced today the launch of airport maps for 42 major airports across the U.S., with plans to expand to other airports over time. The new feature is available now in Bing Maps on the desktop. With this, you can see inside airports in order to locate terminals, check-in counters, restrooms, shops, restaurants, baggage claim […]

  • September 26, 2011
    TSA’s ‘Known Traveler’ program to kick off in four U.S. airports

    A few lucky frequent flyers will start whizzing through airport checkpoints next week under a pilot program that federal security officials hope will lead to shorter lines for most airline passengers while allowing screeners to focus on real, intelligence-based threats to aviation. In a move announced earlier this summer, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will […]

  • September 8, 2011
    TSA will soon stop making you remove shoes

    Most of us travelers have seen it over and again that it’s only at U.S. airports that one is asked to remove shoes when going through airport security. European and Asian airports allow passengers to keep ’em on. Now, at some unspecified point in the future, passengers will be able to go through airport security […]

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