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  • June 3, 2014
    British Airways goofs-up in handling passengers needs

    Last year in October, Mr. Jay Shah narrated his ordeal in dealing with Air France and his experience with their Paris staff, and now Snigdha Jain outlines her experience in London where British Airways staff behaved rudely and perhaps racially in handling their tickets for a flight from London to Mumbai. Flying out of New […]


  • November 21, 2013
    New billboard ads point at actual planes flying overhead (Video)

    If you are visiting London now or in few days soon, then look out for the British Airways billboards at London’s Piccadilly Circus and Chiswick. British Airways along with Ogilvy has come up with this amazing campaign called “Magic of Flying” to promote traveling through a kid’s eyes. These digital billboards use custom-built flight-tracking and […]


  • July 30, 2013
    Heathrow starts tracking passengers running late

    (Photo: Heathrow Airport) As a part of the ‘Positive Boarding’ program, London’s Heathrow Airport started using technology to inform airlines when individual passengers are running late and haven’t yet entered the security checkpoints; or if a traveler hasn’t yet made it to a checkpoint and has less than half an hour before their flight departs, […]


  • June 5, 2013
    Travelling in London on a budget

    Are you planning on visiting London for business or pleasure? You will no doubt be aware that the English capital is one of the most fast-paced multicultural cities on the planet. One of the most popular myths is that the city is very expensive. However, it is more than possible to live within your means […]


  • February 13, 2013

    Ensuring a “fair return” to its investors, London Heathrow will see an increase in passenger fees from £19.33 per passenger at present, to £27.30 by 2018. This means that if you are flying through LHR (London Heathrow), then expect an increase in your ticket fare.


  • December 16, 2012
    London’s taxis will offer free wi-fi from March 2013

    Earlier this year, London Tube enabled Wi-Fi on their trains & stations for Olympics. And from March 2013, passengers in the London’s iconic Hackney Carriages will have access to a free high-speed Wi-Fi service called CabWifi, launched by Eyetease Limited. The model offers “ads for access” – for every 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi access, […]


  • December 11, 2012
    Free public transportation in Los Angeles & London for the holidays

    Los Angeles The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be offering free bus and rail service on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The free rides will be available on all Metro Rail and Bus lines starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 until 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 9 p.m. […]


  • July 24, 2012
    Bing brings London Tube maps and updates to iOS just before the Olympics

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Microsoft’s Bing launched an app called “Get Me There” right on time for the Olympics, that helps you plan your routes and journeys around London Tube, while also giving you live updates on the status of all the lines. Some of […]


  • July 11, 2012
    London city releases iOS city guide for Olympics this summer

    The City of London released its official travel guide – London Official City Guide App – with lot of features and information in lines with the upcoming Olympic Games. One of the best features of this app is the list of activities, attractions and events happening on a particular day, and you can make the […]


  • June 25, 2012
    London Tube gets upgraded with free wifi for Olympic games

    The first London Tube stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer was announced by London Underground and Virgin Media. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July. With the Olympic games starting […]


  • December 13, 2011
    Party Earth will tell you where to party tonight

    Party Earth provides reviews, up-to-date calendars and user-generated photos of social venues (i.e. bars, nightclubs, beaches, online casinos and whatnot) in a variety of cities throughout the USA and Europe. “Party Earth is the best destination online to discover how to have the most fun offline – no matter where, when, or with whom,” claims […]


  • June 22, 2011
    Expedia unveils European brand identity with new advertising campaign

    LONDON, United Kingdom, June 22, 2011: Expedia, the world’s leading online travel agent, is launching today its new European brand advertising campaign. The campaign marks the start of a new era for the brand as it rolls out its Expedia Everywhere strategy. Expedia Everywhere encompasses a series of transformational initiatives to deliver increasingly personalised travel […]


  • May 4, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 4

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • 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 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 […]


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