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  • April 20, 2010
    Updates on Volcanic ash and flights

    For all the passengers stranded at various airports across the world, there’s some good news – depending on the ash cloud and weather conditions, airspaces in countries around Europe has opened up either completely or partially, whereas some countries still prefer to remain close. If you are reading this and have an internet connection, then you […]


  • April 20, 2010
    Iceland Volcano not covered by travel insurance

    Update 2: The US Travel Insurance Association reports that most of its member companies are providing coverage to travelers affected by trip cancellations and delays arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. To qualify for coverage, the travel insurance policy must have been purchased prior to the volcano eruption. Read more at: Most Travel Insurance […]


  • April 15, 2010
    ten links for today

    1. Budget Your Trip 2. How House Swapping Works 3. Top 10 Backpacking Travel Destinations for 2010 4. 7 amazing apartments you won’t believe cost less than 50 Euros per day 5. First look at Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World theme park 6. The Lofoten Islands 7. Unseen China [Video] 8. Classic Train trips 9. The […]


  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]


  • April 6, 2010
    Spirit Airlines now charge for carry-on baggages in addition to check-in

    All flights booked starting today and on for flights after August 1, passengers on Spirit Airlines (baggage policy) must also pay for a carry-on above a personal item. This is a new fee and to take on any bag aside from personal items like purse or briefcase, you’ll be payingÖ $20 online if you’re a […]


  • February 19, 2010
    Harry Potter theme park package deal

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a theme park set to open this spring at Universal Orlando Resort, announced its first vacation packages for travel starting May 28. The four-night package starts at: $285 for adults $130 for children 3 to 9 $829 for a family of four (two adults and two children) The package […]


  • February 18, 2010
    Machu Picchu to reopen on April 1st

    Peru’s government said that the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu will reopen on April 1, more than two months after rain stranded hundreds of tourists at the popular spot. Heavy rain in January unleashed mudslides that cut off roads and blocked a rail line between Machu Picchu and the nearby city of Cusco.


  • February 17, 2010
    Passenger hand swabbing – a new security check at Airports

    The Transportation Security Administration soon will begin randomly swabbing passengers’ hands at checkpoints and airport gates to test them for traces of explosives. Air travelers may have their hands swabbed more often as part of a stepped-up effort to screen passengers for explosives, an Obama administration official said Wednesday. Previously, screeners swabbed some carry-on luggage […]


  • February 8, 2010
    American to charge $8 for pillow & blanket

    It’s time to pack your own pillow & blanket if you are going to travel on American Airlines, because if you want one, it’s going to cost you. The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1. […]


  • January 25, 2010
    Hong Kong airport installs PS3 ‘game poles’

    Airport Authority Hong Kong has installed several PS3 Game Poles at various locations in the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for free public access. Implemented in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong, the developer of Playstation 3, the PS3 Game Poles comprise a total of 14 units of PlayStation 3. Stationed at various spots, […]


  • January 19, 2010
    New airline consumer protection site from U.S. government

    Was your baggage mishandled? Were you denied a refund that you should have received? Flight delays? We are not sure if anyone is listening to your worries or complaints, but the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website to help consumers compare and complain about airline service. The website, allows travelers to […]


  • January 19, 2010
    American Airlines hikes baggage fees… again!

    American Airlines announced Monday that it is raising checked baggage fees by $5, effective February 1st. First bag to cost $25, and second one will cost $35 on flights in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The fees apply to passengers on the company’s American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection flights. ABC […]


  • January 19, 2010
    Southwest launches 3-day sale

    Southwest Airlines is offering airfares starting as low as $49 one-way. Fares are available in select markets for travel Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays when purchased by Jan. 21, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. PST. These fares are only available on southwest.com or swabiz.com for travel between April 7, 2010, and May 25, 2010. Examples of […]


  • January 15, 2010
    North Korea lifts restrictions on U.S. citizens

    North Korea has eased travel restrictions on U.S. tourists, hoping to boost its coffers and also improve the cash-strapped country’s image. U.S. citizens had previously only been allowed access during the spectacular mass games, held last year in August through October. Now, travelers from the United States will be allowed to visit North Korea on […]


  • January 14, 2010
    New Airport security may be causing delays

    Good.is says “The attempted bombing of Northwest flight 253 on Christmas Day has resulted in increased security procedures at airports around the country. Looking at the period from December 25 to January 6 this year and the previous year shows that, whether or not the new security is making us safer, it seems to be […]


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