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Posts from the ‘Transport’ Category

  • November 21, 2011
    Argentina/Uruguay – Itinerary & Planning

    We are making a 10-day trip to Argentina and Uruguay in December 2011 and this is what we have prepared so far. You will learn more as we start the trip and keep writing more about our experiences. Keep checking this post for updates as we add costs for a lot of trips and excursions. […]


  • November 16, 2011
    Megabus starts services to Atlanta

    Megabus, the low-cost, popular bus service started services to and from Atlanta. Many of the riders Wednesday said the biggest reason they are taking the trip is because of how inexpensive it was. “With gas at $3.20 a gallon, you do the math and for 234 miles and you double that for a round trip […]


  • October 4, 2011
    Avis books a car from TripIt itineraries

    Avis and TripIt have streamlined the car rental process; using TripIt accounts, Avis uses your itinerary data to pre-populate reservation fields, add plans back into TripIt seamlessly, and anticipates any flight changes. The car is ready no matter what time you arrive. This way you can click on imported flight or hotel bookings from other […]


  • 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 […]


  • August 15, 2011
    Strategic Airlines to start services between Honolulu and Melbourne, Brisbane

    New Australian carrier, Strategic Airlines, is taking reservations for flights between Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu starting from US$499 one way. Services will commence December 14. Flights will operate up to 3 times a week on each new route. It will use Airbus A330 aircraft with a seat configuration of 30 business class and 244 economy class […]


  • July 26, 2011
    Ryan Air to hike airfare by 12%

    Travelers in Europe will have to pay more for their airline tickets as Ryanair is expected to increase fares by 12 percent. In addition to the rise in Air Passenger Duty starting November, this message of rise in Ryanair fare comes from Michael O’Leary, the airline’s chief executive. In late March this year, Ryanair had […]


  • June 22, 2011
    Spirit Airlines introduces $5 boarding pass fee

    They were the one to introduced carry-on baggage fees and now they bring to you – boarding pass fee. The super-discount airline announced Monday that, beginning November 1, boarding passes printed by a Spirit agent will cost a passenger $5 each way. There is no charge for checking in online or printing one’s own boarding […]


  • June 20, 2011
    How to get exit row seats

    Most airlines have those seats with extra legroom and still a part of the coach class which are called exit row seats. You may have to pay extra for this privilege on some airlines, while others offer them just by asking. In addition to more legroom the passenger seated in the exit row also takes […]


  • June 15, 2011
    Air China launch online checkin for N. America

    Air China launched its online check-in service for flights out of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing. Travelers in more than 60 domestic cities in China have been enjoying this benefit for more than two years. The recent launch in Air China’s gateways in North America brings to 21 the total […]


  • June 15, 2011
    Air India offers 10-day unlimited domestic travel

    The cash-strapped Air India has launched a short-term promotional scheme for the domestic sector that offers passengers unlimited travel in the economy and executive classes for a 10-day period, in a tryout to clutchback its falling market share. The promotional scheme, the platinum and silver passes, will be valid for 10 days. While a silver […]


  • June 14, 2011
    Ferry service between India and Sri Lanka resumed after 30 years

    Ferry service has resumed between Sri Lanka and India after being halted for almost 30 years because of the island’s civil war. The Scotia Prince with a capacity of 1,044 passengers, a cruise vessel registered in the Bahamas but now chartered by an Indian company, Flemingo, which also owns a chain of duty-free shops, reached […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Live public transit updates from Google Maps

    Living in Los Angeles, we don’t really care about the public transport system, but commuters in Boston, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid (Spain) and Turin (Italy) are in luck, because starting now, Google Maps for mobile and desktop can tell you when your ride is actually going to arrive with new live transit […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Is this the checkpoint of the future?

    IATA’s annual conference in Singapore unveiled this new three, 20-foot long detectors. A new airport security prototype that promises to move away from a system that looks for bad objects, to one that can find bad people. The three detectors – one for “known travelers”, one for high-risk flyers, and one for everyone else – […]


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