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  • September 25, 2009
    British Airways to charge for early seat choice

    We have heard of European airlines charging fees for just about anything! The latest in charging fees for booking a seat in advance is British Airways. The airline says it will allow passengers to choose seats up to 355 days before flying — for a fee. Charges will range from £10 ($16) per passenger for […]


  • September 17, 2009
    American to charge $50 for second bag on international routes

    Flying is all set to get more expensive with the concept of pay for check-in baggage this week. One of US’ biggest carriers, American Airlines, has from Monday discontinued the earlier practice of allowing economy passengers to check in two bags of up to 50 lbs (23 kgs) each for no charge. The airline will […]


  • September 15, 2009
    Airlines in India slash rates by 50%

    If you’re traveling to India or in India now then you are in midst of the ongoing airfare war in India which is heating up with drop in rates by 50%. After the Jet Airways strike is over, all major airlines are offering competitive prices on airfares across the country for 5 days. Jet Airways […]


  • September 4, 2009
    Gate Tower Building has a drive-through

    Gate Tower Building is a 16-story office building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. And what makes it notable is the highway that passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. The highway is part of the Hanshin Expressway, a network (239.3 km) of expressways surrounding Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, Japan. The Gate Tower Building is Japan’s […]


  • September 1, 2009
    SkyEurope halts operations

    SkyEurope, a Slovakia-based low-cost airline that had sought protection from creditors in June, announced Tuesday that it had ceased all operations, effective immediately. In a message to passengers on its Web site, the airline advised passengers that had purchased tickets with a credit card to seek a refund from their card issuer for all unused […]


  • August 19, 2009
    Greyhound to start bus services in UK

    FirstGroup, Britain’s largest bus and train operator, and owner of the Greyhound coach brand in the U.S., said the buses would start running from London, Victoria, to Portsmouth and Southampton on September 14. Tickets will cost as little as a £1, with the average journey costing £7. It plans to roll out more routes next […]


  • August 19, 2009
    Heathrow introduces driverless travel pods

    The future of public transport has arrived with UK’s Heathrow Airport rolling out driverless travel pods to transport passengers between terminals and the airport car park. The world’s first fully-automated ULTra Personal Pod cars, designed by Advanced Transport Systems, run on their own network and can reach speeds up to 40km/h. The pods can transport […]


  • August 12, 2009
    JetBlue’s $599 Unlimited Travel Pass

    If you are planning a vacation that involves a lot of air-travel then JetBlue’s new unlimited travel pass may be for you! For $599, customers can purchase an unlimited travel pass that lets them fly for free to any of the airline’s 56 international and domestic destinations as often as they like between Sept. 8 […]


  • August 5, 2009
    Megabus offers fifty-thousand $1 seats

    Megabus, the first intercity express bus service offering fares as low as $1, today announced it is offering an additional 50,000 $1 seats for travel Sept. 14 to Nov. 19, 2009. The $1 seats will be available on all Megabus departures (subject to availability) in all 30 cities during the Sept. 14 to Nov. 19 […]


  • August 4, 2009
    Cheap airline tickets on Twitter

    JetBlue and United Airlines, two major airline carriers in the US, have started using the service to offer discounted seats on flights that weren’t filled. These types of discounts have been available from airlines for a while, starting with emails in the 90s, but Twitter fills this particular need perfectly. JetBlue started posting its “Cheeps,” […]


  • August 3, 2009
    JetBlue Airways offers discount on travel fees for pets

    JetBlue Airways is offering a special discount of 50% off its standard JetPaws pet fee of US$100 each way for PETCO customers. A special promotional code can be obtained from any of PETCO’s shops in the US or at http://www.petco.com/letsgo. The discount is available for flights booked between 1 and 31 August for travel between […]


  • July 30, 2009
    Airlines benefiting on cancellation fees

    Change and cancellation fees amount to an added 3.2% of U.S. airline passenger revenue, totaling $527.6 million for the first quarter. Some airlines now make even more from these fees than they do from the much-maligned checked-baggage fees. Amid high fuel prices last year, several big airlines pushed up the change fee on domestic tickets […]


  • July 27, 2009
    Tips for saving money on rail travel

    Rail travelers are feeling the pinch due to another wave of fare increases and can beat ‘trainflation’ by smarter online buying. Some of the train operating companies are using the rail franchise system to rip off passengers by raising fares up to 10% above inflation on some routes – thetrainline.com is keen to help rail […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Air tickets in India to get costlier

    Air tickets in India to get costlier as Government proposes User Development Fee (UDF) at nine airports in the country. “A proposal to impose UDF at Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Vishakhapatanam, Jaipur, Trichy and Mangalore has been received from the AAI (Airports Authority of India), which is under examination,” Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Airline Passengers BoR and more

    Tomorrow, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on legislation that grants passengers the right to deplane if their plane is delayed on the runway for more than 3 hours. The legislation will also require that airlines provide water, food, and bathroom facilities during delays. Recently, the Department of Transportation smacked Delta with a $375,000 fine for ignoring federal […]


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