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  • June 21, 2011
    Southwest celebrates 40 years with $40 fares (U.S. only)

    Southwest Airlines is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with $40 Airfares for select markets and select flights 450 miles and under (one way). Travel must be booked by June 23, 2011 and completed between Aug 23, 2011 and Nov 16, 2011. Additional fees may apply.   0-450 Miles – $40 one way 451-1250 Miles – $80 […]


  • June 20, 2011
    How to get exit row seats

    Most airlines have those seats with extra legroom and still a part of the coach class which are called exit row seats. You may have to pay extra for this privilege on some airlines, while others offer them just by asking. In addition to more legroom the passenger seated in the exit row also takes […]


  • June 16, 2011
    Celebrate Gay Pride at HostelBookers top gay-friendly hostels

    The celebration of gay culture has become a global event with huge Pride festivals taking place every summer in top destinations such as London and San Francisco. HostelBookers has compiled a list of gay friendly hostels keen to target gay travellers. All hostels are in top cities close to the buzzing gay districts or properties […]


  • June 15, 2011
    Air China launch online checkin for N. America

    Air China launched its online check-in service for flights out of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Beijing. Travelers in more than 60 domestic cities in China have been enjoying this benefit for more than two years. The recent launch in Air China’s gateways in North America brings to 21 the total […]


  • June 15, 2011
    Air India offers 10-day unlimited domestic travel

    The cash-strapped Air India has launched a short-term promotional scheme for the domestic sector that offers passengers unlimited travel in the economy and executive classes for a 10-day period, in a tryout to clutchback its falling market share. The promotional scheme, the platinum and silver passes, will be valid for 10 days. While a silver […]


  • June 15, 2011
    U.S. State Dept launches new app for iOS

    The U.S. State Department has launched a new “Smart Traveler” application for U.S. travelers going abroad. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (requires iOS 4.0 or later), the Smart Traveler application provides easy access to information on the Department’s travel website. The new application helps American travelers and wary tourists abroad to get frequently […]


  • June 14, 2011
    Ferry service between India and Sri Lanka resumed after 30 years

    Ferry service has resumed between Sri Lanka and India after being halted for almost 30 years because of the island’s civil war. The Scotia Prince with a capacity of 1,044 passengers, a cruise vessel registered in the Bahamas but now chartered by an Indian company, Flemingo, which also owns a chain of duty-free shops, reached […]


  • June 10, 2011
    Travel insurance for the volcanic ash cloud. Are you covered?

    Travelers to Chile, Argentina or Western European countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands or Denmark may be wondering if their existing travel insurance policies provide compensations for the cancellation of flights or the entire holidays due to the Chilean or Icelandic volcanic ashes. One of the things you need to look for when you purchase […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Free travel apps for iOS – Part 5

    There are tons of iPhone travel apps out there, both, paid and free; so we have listed some of the ones that are free and can be of a good value or just help. Updated on September 27, 2011 Click here for a list of free travel apps for iOS Also check out TripBase’s Travel […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Is this the checkpoint of the future?

    IATA’s annual conference in Singapore unveiled this new three, 20-foot long detectors. A new airport security prototype that promises to move away from a system that looks for bad objects, to one that can find bad people. The three detectors – one for “known travelers”, one for high-risk flyers, and one for everyone else – […]


  • June 3, 2011
    Discounted baggage fees on Delta now gone

    We had reported in April that United stopped giving discounts to customers if they pay online for baggage fees. And now it’s Delta who stopped offering $2-3 discounts to travelers who prepaid those fees online instead of at the airport. Starting yesterday, passengers will now pay the full price regardless of when or where they […]


  • June 2, 2011
    Write a local travel journal & post it to yourself for special memories

    If you are one of the many travelers who loves to keep notes of your adventures and everyday travel, then do not carry a travel journal with you to the next destination. They are heavy, they have no connection with the place you are travelling, and they are often hard to start writing in due […]


  • June 2, 2011
    Groupon Getaways – new from Groupon & Expedia

    Groupon, the Internet couponing company with over 40 Million users in the US, often offers deals for day trips and short getaways, but now the popular daily deal site is about to take its travel promotions to the next level.


  • June 1, 2011
    TripInsurance.com – a new travel insurance website

    Online Trip Insurance Services, Inc. just launched TripInsurance.com, a new website that lets consumers buy direct from the leading travel insurers and save up to twenty five percent or more on travel insurance. Exclusive consumer direct pricing with the leading travel insurers provide lower prices for comparable coverage available elsewhere – lower than other comparison […]


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