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  • 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 […]

  • July 9, 2009
    Getting to and around in Scandinavian capitals

    Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region in northern Europe that includes, and is named after, the Scandinavian Peninsula. It consists of the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark; some authorities argue for the inclusion of Finland and Iceland, in Scandinavia the term is, however, used unambiguously for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which share a […]

  • July 1, 2009
    Travel all around Turkey for 150TL

    The Turkish State Railways, or TCDD, has announced a program offering three new cards for unlimited travel on certain types of trains during specified time periods. The “Express Train Tour Card,” which costs 150 Turkish Liras, is valid for one month on super-express trains such as Başkent, Cumhuriyet and Fatih, as well as the blue […]

  • June 30, 2009
    “Smile Cards” for tourists in Bangkok

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced the launch of its Bangkok Smile Card project this July. According to BMA Deputy Governor, Ms Taya Teepsuvarn, the BMA will introduce a boat pass, add information booths and designate certain roads as walking streets. The “smile cards” are part of a wider campaign that tags Bangkok as a city […]

  • June 30, 2009
    Bandra-Worli Sea-link opens in Mumbai

    After 10 years of expectations, delays and, of course, hardcore planning and labour, the spectacular Bandra-Worli Sea Link is set to open at midnight on Tuesday. Come Wednesday morning and a new day will dawn for Mumbai’s rush-hour motorists, with the Rs 750-crore link offering a new route between the island city and the western […]

  • June 29, 2009
    Statue of Liberty Crown opens July 4, 2009

    After closure since 9/11 (2001), the Statue pedestal reopened to visitors in 2004. The crown has been closed since 9/11, but will reopen on July 4 2009. Visitors will enter/exit the crown in groups of 10, under the direct supervision of a Park Service employee. Tel: +1 866 782 8834 (within USA) or +1 212 […]

  • June 25, 2009
    AirAsia drops admin fees

    AirAsia has abolished its administrative fees from its fee structure. AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said all bookings made for AirAsia and AirAsia X flights would now only display the fare plus airport tax throughout the booking process. “We were the first airline to abolish our fuel surcharge and we are […]

  • June 3, 2009
    Southwest to allow small pets in the cabin for $75

    Southwest previously did not allow animals in the cabin unless they were there for medical reasons — but times are tough, so the airline that doesn’t charge for bags is looking for ways to add revenue without annoying customers. Starting June 17, you’ll be able to bring Rosy and Ginger for a mere $75 a […]

  • May 20, 2009
    Public Transport System in Mumbai, India

    Public Transport in Mumbai involves the transport of millions of its citizens by train, road and water. Over 88% of the commuters in Mumbai use public transport (suburban trains or buses). It is the most convenient, efficient and cheap form of transport to a population largely without sufficient income to afford cars. Mumbai has the […]

  • May 5, 2009
    Ride of the Kings in Vlčnov, Czech Republic

    Moravian Slovakia is a distinctive, culturally rich region of southeast Moravia, the Czech Republic. From time immemorial, the true gem of Moravian Slovakia has been Vlčnov, a town famous for the wonderous beauty of folk costumes, wine growing, rich music tradition, folk architecture, and above all for its customs, mainly the Ride of the Kings, […]

  • April 24, 2009
    World Taximeter – estimated taxi fare

    World Taximeter, in beta, gives you an estimate of the fare of a taxi ride in cities around the globe. Currently they support these cities only – Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore, Sydney, and Toronto. We gave it a try and selected […]

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