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  • May 10, 2010
    Welcoming gay travelers to Seattle

    A new website, Travel Gay Seattle, has been launched to tap into the lesbian and gay travel market. At www.thegsba.org/travel, travelers can find Seattle tips and reviews, and book plane tickets, hotels and more. The Greater Seattle Business Association launched the website, with support from Alaska Airlines. The association is a chamber for commerce for […]


  • 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 12, 2010
    World’s best subways

    Metros are high capacity, high frequency, urban electric transport railway systems. Also known as the subway, underground, and tube, they are distinguished by being separated from all other types of traffic, pedestrians included. When it comes to energy consumption and space occupancy, metros are among the most efficient means of transportation. In 2006, 155 million […]


  • 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 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 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 13, 2010
    Travelocity releases new travel tools

    Travelocity announced a Deals Toolkit (www.travelocity.com/toolkit) that makes it easier for consumers to find the best travel deals based on their preferences and flexibility. The toolkit offers three new ways to look for deals, including: An on-site tool that walks through a customer’s preferences and returns the best deals, customized for them A tool that […]


  • January 12, 2010
    Delta hikes baggage fees: $23 for first, $32 for second

    The higher fees take effect Tuesday for Delta passengers who booked their flights Jan. 5 or later and are checking bags on domestic flights. For those who pay the baggage fees when they check in online, the fees will be $23 for the first checked bag and $32 for the second checked bag. Those who […]


  • January 1, 2010
    List of best restaurants in Los Angeles

    Ricky’s Fish Tacos 3922 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Price: $ Attari Sandwich Shop (Iranian) 1388 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Price: $$ Wurstküche (Belgian, German) 800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Red Lion Tavern (German) 2366 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 662-5337 www.redliontavern.net Messob (Ethiopian) 1041 S […]


  • December 29, 2009
    Leaked: new TSA rules coming soon!

    Here are the new Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration’s official security rules. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Aviation Security Directive Subject: Security Directive Number: SD 1544-09-06 Date: December 25, 2009 EXPIRATION: 0200Z on December 30, 2009 This Security Directive (SD) must be implemented immediately. The measures contained in this SD are in […]


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