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  • 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 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 […]

  • November 11, 2009
    Google offers free WiFi at airports in US

    Google will offer free WiFi access at 47 airports around the United States from now until January 15th, 2010. As part of the promotion, they’ll be collecting donations through Google Checkout for three non-profit organizations and will provide matching funds up to $250,000. But whether you donate or not, there’s a much better chance now […]

  • November 6, 2009
    EveryTrail gives user-generated travel content

    EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along your trip route. EveryTrail is free and useful for a wide variety of trips – […]

  • October 15, 2009
    American raises fare, others follow

    While some are touting 2010 as the “Year of the Travel Deal,” the truth may be a bit more complicated than that. While suffering hoteliers will decrease hotel rates and create more package deals, airlines are still finding new ways to create revenue. American Airlines raised fares $6 to $16 Monday and five other carriers […]

  • October 6, 2009
    Pre-pay your baggage fees on United for a fee

    United has just announced a program where you can pay $250 to have their normal checked baggage fees waived for a year. The plan covers 2 bags per passenger, up to 8 passengers “traveling under the same confirmation number.” Current fees are $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second, so if you […]

  • 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 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
    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 […]

  • 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
    Grand Canyon Skywalk is a sham!

    Note: This post was written in August 2009 so prices and all details are effective at this time and may subject to change. It’s best to contact the Skywalk directly for latest up to date details. After reading good and bad things about the Grand Canyon Skywalk, we wanted to experience the feeling of “walking […]

  • 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 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 […]

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