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  • 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 11, 2009
    What to pack for backpacking?

    Are you going on a backpacking adventure and at a loose end as to what to pack? You will need to carry your backpack around for long periods of time and it must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally. It is essential to pack as lightly […]


  • September 9, 2009
    ten links for today

    America’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods How To Use Your Hands in the Middle East The most beautiful destinations in Europe Salar de Uyuni, Salt Flats, The World’s Largest Salt Desert World’s Trendiest Airstream Hotels Coffee Culture Around the Globe Ten Most Beautiful Gorges of China Ten Things Not to Do in New York City Luxury camping […]


  • September 4, 2009
    RyanAir hikes baggage fees

    The rises, which will come into force in October, come on top of an array of other additional levies imposed by the no-frills airline which range from charging £5 to check in online to £40 for printing out a boarding pass at the airport. As a result of the increase checking in a bag via […]


  • September 4, 2009
    Laptop searches without suspicion at U.S. borders is approved

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Office has approved the controversial searches, copying and retention of laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices without cause at U.S. borders. Travelers could soon start seeing notices from the Privacy Office, which last week released a report supporting the right of customs agents to conduct such searches. The 51-page […]


  • 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 […]


  • August 26, 2009
    U.S. Airways raises baggage fees by $5

    US Airways announced a $5 baggage fee increase Wednesday. The fee for a passenger’s first checked bag will rise from $15 to $20 if the fees are prepaid online. Online payment for a second checked bag will jump from $25 to $30. An additional $5 fee will be added for bags checked at the airport, […]


  • August 25, 2009
    Baggage fees applicable to international flights

    Consider packing light if you are traveling to Europe this fall on American Airlines. The carrier will charge economy-cabin passengers $50 each way for a second piece of checked luggage to destinations there. American joins others recently adding similar fees, a sign that the charges that have proliferated for domestic travel over the past year […]


  • August 22, 2009
    Southwest to introduce Wi-Fi next year

    Southwest Airlines reported Friday that it intends to begin a fleetwide Wi-Fi rollout of Row 44’s satellite service beginning in the first quarter of next year, setting the stage for a provider competition between Row 44 and Aircell’s Gogo Inflight Internet Wi-Fi service. Gogo, which has outfitted several U.S. airlines with Wi-Fi, utilizes a network […]


  • 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
    Websites for traveling women

    Although most of the travel industry still thinks of travelers as traditional couples, an increasing number of women are traveling alone or with other women. Part of the reason is demographic; after all, women do live longer than men, and groups of senior women are a frequent sight in visitor centers around the world. But […]


  • August 18, 2009
    PetRelocation.com & PetMD launch co-branded pet travel resources

    PetRelocation.com, a full-service pet travel company providing worldwide door-to-door pet transportation services, has joined forces with the largest online pet health resource, PetMD, to provide free pet travel and pet health resources to their websites’ visitors. The strategic affiliation will allow guests of PetMD to access PetRelocation.com’s country-specific pet import requirements organized in convenient, printable […]


  • August 18, 2009
    Travel Insurance: when to get, skip

    A lot of people travel around the world with full insurance coverage or none. Some countries require you to purchase travel insurance – for example travel to any Schengen country requires you to show the proof of travel insurance when you go for a visa. The costs for travel insurance varies for the destination country […]


  • 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 […]


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