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  • March 26, 2011
    You may have missed these

    Some posts may get lost in time, so here’s a recap of what you may have missed on our website: Three Best Safaris in India India has a wide range of wildlife safaris and national parks, some of which have accommodations in the heart of the reserves. Visitors can take elephant rides or jeep tours […]


  • March 23, 2011
    Embassy World lists contact information of every embassy in the world

    Embassy World lists the contact information and websites for all of the embassies around the world. The site has listings of all of the embassies resources available by nation and a separate listing for all of the foreign embassies located within the United States. It also has detailed information about UN missions and other international […]


  • March 22, 2011
    Travel news for the day

    These are some of the stories that made the headlines: New Plan to Charge Entry Fees for Travel to U.S. Gets Cold Shoulder From Canada Canadians looking to visit the United States, arriving via air or sea, may soon pay more for the privilege. The ups and downs of the airfare waiting game Christopher Elliot […]


  • March 21, 2011
    8 best frequent flyer programs compared

    You can earn free travel and other benefits when you accumulate all your miles from one frequently flyer program. Like much else in the travel industry, though, these loyalty programs are often changing, and finding the most rewarding program can be difficult. Gizmodo lists the top eight frequent flyer programs nominated by their readers. The […]


  • March 17, 2011
    Free first checked bag? Maybe

    The U.S. Travel Association has released a report that recommends allowing travelers to check at least one free bag to address the issue of overburdened security checkpoints. The report also calls on Congress to authorize the TSA to create a new trusted traveler program to speed security screenings of frequent travelers, and it encourages the […]


  • March 17, 2011
    United introduces mobile check-ins & boarding pass on international flights

    United-Continental announced the expansion of mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international itineraries. Customers may check in at united.com using a Web-enabled mobile device beginning 24 hours before departure. Additionally, United’s mobile boarding pass option is now available to customers departing from airports in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, […]


  • March 15, 2011
    Another round of airline fee hike by Jetblue & American

    Jetblue Increased the 2nd checked bag fee by $5 to $35. Increased the fee for their “Even More Legroom” seats by $5. American Airlines Increased the fee for making a reservation by phone to $25 from $20. Giving increasing fuel costs as a reason, most airlines are looking for ways to increase revenue without increasing […]


  • March 8, 2011
    Spirit Airlines’ $9 fare between Los Angeles & Las Vegas

    Spirit Airlines announces services between Los Angeles and Las Vegas from $9 each way ($39 roundtrip, including taxes). Spirit Airlines launched this sale to celebrate its new nonstop service between the two cities. The fare is available for Tuesday and Wednesday departures from May 10 – June 15. These rates also can be combined with […]


  • March 7, 2011
    No more pretzels in coach, says Continental

    On March 1, Continental ended all free snacks in economy class. The airline expects the move will save $2.5 million a year. Continental is matching the no-free-snacks policy at its merger partner, United Airlines. Among other big U.S. carriers, American and US Airways have also dropped complimentary “beverage snacks.” AirTran, Delta and Southwest still have […]


  • March 3, 2011
    How punctual is your airline? Wolfram Alpha will tell you

    Ever wondered how many flights were cancelled or delayed by your favorite or not-so-favorite airline? What are the causes of those delays? Wolfram Alpha will determine these statistics for various airlines in U.S. Currently, only U.S.-based airlines are supported. All you have to do is type in the name of the airline in the search […]


  • February 20, 2011
    Airline fees and how to avoid them

    We all hate paying way more than what we should be in fees – whether it’s booking fees or baggage fees or fees for using the toilets! We have compiled some of those fees and solutions on how to avoid them. Download the Ultimate Guide to Airline fees (PDF) Also check out a list of […]


  • February 4, 2011
    Free Facebook access on in-flight wi-fi for Feb 2011

    Starting February 4, 2011, seven major airlines in United States are giving away Facebook on their Wi-Fi networks all month for free! It’s part of a promotion with Gogo Inflight Internet. The free Facebook service will be available on North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Download Lonely Planet N. American iPhone city guides for free

    Download 13 free Lonely Planet city guide apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad for free through Friday. Normally, they can cost as much as $5.99 each to download. The apps provide information on lodging, shopping, dining, festivals, arts sporting evens, internet availability, local history and more. According to Lonely Planet’s blog post, they are making […]


  • January 5, 2011
    A Guide to Cheap Buses (NY Times)

    There are tons of low-cost bus services from New York City to Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston, and one can get really confused with all those names like WorldWideBus, Greyhound, FungWah, Megabus, Tripper, Bolt, and LuckyStar. So which one do you take? What’s the lowest cost one would pay for these services? Which one is […]


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