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Posts from the ‘Transport’ Category

  • April 13, 2011
    iOS App Review: my Travel Assistant

    Link: iTunes Cost: USD 2.99 The app features: * A 156-currency converter * A 36-language translator * Auto-refresh of exchange rates * Email expenses as a formatted HTML document, and/or a CSV file * Add trips and itemize expenses to that trip * Multi-function calculator One of the best features of this app is the […]


  • 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 FlySFO.com 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 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
    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 7, 2011
    Never miss your bus or train stop by using TravAlert

    Have you ever missed your bus or train stop because you fell asleep or maybe you were reading something? Most people fall asleep on public transit, whether intentionally or otherwise. Mobile app TravAlert keeps track of your location without killing your battery, and then wakes you up in time to get off at the right […]


  • March 31, 2011
    Parking spaces and prices from Parkopedia

    With extensive coverage in over 20 countries, Parkopedia has a database of over 15 million parking spaces with their maps and prices. They cover private, tag-needed parking, public garages, free street parking, and meters, and offers a very smooth and smart use of Google Maps. Click on any parking spot, and you’ll see details if […]


  • 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 […]


  • March 29, 2011
    Ushuaia – Southernmost city of the world

    Picture: Valdir Grassi on Flickr Between Cape Horn and the Magellan Strait, under the Patagonian sky, is Tierra del Fuego. Argentina shares half of this island territory in the South Atlantic Ocean with Chile. It’s a place of oil derricks, sheep, glaciers, wind and waterways. Ushuaia and Río Grande are the two main towns; awesome […]


  • March 28, 2011
    Jerusalem’s tram all set to begin services

    After years of delays, Jerusalem’s historic light rail is set to begin running next month, completing a journey that has circumvented ancient bones, archaeological treasures, budget overruns and political controversies that have repeatedly threatened to derail the project. For its proponents, the rail system is a long-awaited effort to modernize one of the world’s oldest […]


  • March 26, 2011
    Travel companies we look up to

    These days smartphones help travelers with tons of free travel apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android phones that help you with the itineraries, bookings and a bunch of other features and utilities. But if you prefer to use the internet on your desktop computers then we have a list of links for various categories and here […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Oslo Lufthavn will have an extension by 2017

    Oslo Lufthavn (IATA: OSL) will be undergoing an extension that begins in April, and the plan is that everything will be finished in spring 2017. OSL has a budget of 12.5 billion. The extension will will handle 28 million passengers. It will include new arrival and departure hall of 52,000 square meters, and 34 new […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Drunk and fake pilots in India

    Flying in India has become a joke recently with airline authorities catching 57 pilots over the alcohol limit in the past two years, but only 11 lost their jobs and rest got away with punishments, according to the Times of India. The country’s largest airline, Jet-JetLite, boasted the most boozers, with as many as 23 […]


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