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  • August 4, 2009
    Cheap airline tickets on Twitter

    JetBlue and United Airlines, two major airline carriers in the US, have started using the service to offer discounted seats on flights that weren’t filled. These types of discounts have been available from airlines for a while, starting with emails in the 90s, but Twitter fills this particular need perfectly. JetBlue started posting its “Cheeps,” […]


  • August 3, 2009
    American Airlines introduces new fare finding app on Facebook

    American Airlines has launched a new ‘fare finding‘ feature on its Travel Bag application on social networking website Facebook. The feature, which does not currently have an official name, allows Facebook users to find the lowest prices American Airlines flights without leaving Facebook to search. If users then wish to book flights they will be […]


  • August 3, 2009
    JetBlue Airways offers discount on travel fees for pets

    JetBlue Airways is offering a special discount of 50% off its standard JetPaws pet fee of US$100 each way for PETCO customers. A special promotional code can be obtained from any of PETCO’s shops in the US or at http://www.petco.com/letsgo. The discount is available for flights booked between 1 and 31 August for travel between […]


  • July 30, 2009
    Airlines benefiting on cancellation fees

    Change and cancellation fees amount to an added 3.2% of U.S. airline passenger revenue, totaling $527.6 million for the first quarter. Some airlines now make even more from these fees than they do from the much-maligned checked-baggage fees. Amid high fuel prices last year, several big airlines pushed up the change fee on domestic tickets […]


  • July 29, 2009
    BestParking finds cheap parking in cities & airports

    If you are shopping for best rates to park your car and you’re crunched for time, then BestParking has already crunched the numbers for you and can help you find the best rate. How much can you save by comparison shopping? In our tests there was a disparity between the highest priced and lowest priced […]


  • July 27, 2009
    United waives last-minute fees for its frequent-flier members

    With premium-class air travel down sharply for the year and no sign of recovery, United Airlines on Monday said it would soon waive last-minute fees in its frequent-flier program to attract more business travelers. The move is the first in the industry among the major carriers, and it’s not likely to be the last. Airlines […]


  • July 21, 2009
    Delta adds $5 to fee for bags checked at airport

    Following in the fee-laden footsteps of US Airways, Delta Airlines has added a $5 surcharge for paying checked baggage fees at the airport instead of online, matching moves by some other airlines. Atlanta-based Delta already charges $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag on domestic flights. But starting Aug. […]


  • July 20, 2009
    Airline Passengers BoR and more

    Tomorrow, a Senate committee will hold a hearing on legislation that grants passengers the right to deplane if their plane is delayed on the runway for more than 3 hours. The legislation will also require that airlines provide water, food, and bathroom facilities during delays. Recently, the Department of Transportation smacked Delta with a $375,000 fine for ignoring federal […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Pets can relieve themselves before American flights at JFK

    American Airlines has added a creature comfort outside its terminal at JFK International Airport. According to the press release, the new “Pet Relief Area at the terminal’s departure level” is for “passengers with pets [to] give their canine or feline friends a final chance to relieve themselves before packing them away in their kennels for […]


  • July 16, 2009
    Free federal parks and recreation Access Pass

    NOTE: This article is relevant to travel for people with disabilities How to Travel With A Free Federal Parks And Recreation Access Pass When traveling, and you are legally disabled, remember to get a free, lifetime Access Pass to gain free admission at all Federal Parks across the United States. Along with this discount individuals, […]


  • July 13, 2009
    Avis offers in-car satellite TV and audio service for Florida travelers

    Avis Rent A Car and RaySat Broadcasting (RBC) announced that Avis renters at select locations can now enjoy the ride with AT&T CruiseCast service, a new satellite TV technology that delivers 22 video satellite channels as well as 20 audio channels to a mobile unit in automobiles. Beginning today, Avis renters at airport locations in […]


  • July 10, 2009
    US Airways to launch new flights to Barbados from Philadelphia

    US Airways said that it is launching additional non-stop flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Barbados this autumn and winter. From 1 October, the carrier will operate four weekly flights on the route, which will increase to a daily service from 19 December 2009 until 17 April 2010. Flights will be operate using Airbus A319 […]


  • July 6, 2009
    Joshua Tree National Park, California

    Landscape Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special […]


  • June 29, 2009
    Statue of Liberty Crown opens July 4, 2009

    After closure since 9/11 (2001), the Statue pedestal reopened to visitors in 2004. The crown has been closed since 9/11, but will reopen on July 4 2009. Visitors will enter/exit the crown in groups of 10, under the direct supervision of a Park Service employee. Tel: +1 866 782 8834 (within USA) or +1 212 […]


  • June 27, 2009
    Southwest starts services to LaGuardia

    Starting tomorrow, Southwest will fly out of New York’s LaGuardia airport, which hopefully means that flying between New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington is about to get a whole lot cheaper. The move is part of the airline’s attempt to cater more towards business customers, who don’t always want to fly into the second-tier airports […]


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