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  • September 8, 2011
    TSA will soon stop making you remove shoes

    Most of us travelers have seen it over and again that it’s only at U.S. airports that one is asked to remove shoes when going through airport security. European and Asian airports allow passengers to keep ’em on. Now, at some unspecified point in the future, passengers will be able to go through airport security […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Travel tip: Saving money on Frontier Airlines (U.S. only)

    If you are flying Frontier Airlines, then avoid paying baggage fees by having a bag that is small enough to call a carry-on, but big enough to not fit in the small overhead bin in the aircraft. Once you’re at the gate, Frontier Airlines will “gate-check” your bag by tagging it with a pink-slip for […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Airlines offer V.I.P. treatment for a price

    Waiting in long security lines is annoying for any passenger and everyone wished they could sweep through and get in front of the line or board the plane along with the first class passengers. This is possible now. Some airlines are offering services reserved for V.I.P.s and celebrities to the common man for a price. […]

  • September 6, 2011
    Photos: Alisal Ranch, California

    The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the renowned Santa Barbara County wine country. The Alisal has been a hideaway for generations of families, couples and groups since first welcoming guests in 1946. Today, the romance and majesty of the “old west” remain in the Ranch’s wide-open […]

  • August 24, 2011
    New rules protecting passengers went into effect (U.S. only)

    August 23, 2011 saw the implementation of some new airline regulations meant to address hidden ticket fees, long waits on the tarmac, and compensation of bumped passengers. Here is a breakdown of the final rules that the U.S. Department of Transportation will begin enforcing this week, as outlined by USA Today: If a U.S. or […]

  • August 23, 2011
    U.S. east coast experiences 5.9 earthquake (Updated)

    UPDATE 4: All airports are functioning now. UPDATE 3: FAA grounds flights in Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York airports after east coast quake. JFK and Washington National airports are both

  • August 17, 2011
    New York City to test pay by phone parking meters

    New York City officials plan to test new “pay by phone” parking meters that motorists can pay by the app, warn them as the time winds down and invites them to buy extra minutes without returning to their cars. In coming months, nearly 300 spots will be equipped with the new technology, which is already […]

  • August 15, 2011
    Strategic Airlines to start services between Honolulu and Melbourne, Brisbane

    New Australian carrier, Strategic Airlines, is taking reservations for flights between Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu starting from US$499 one way. Services will commence December 14. Flights will operate up to 3 times a week on each new route. It will use Airbus A330 aircraft with a seat configuration of 30 business class and 244 economy class […]

  • August 11, 2011
    Statue of Liberty to close for a year starting Oct 29, 2011

    Update: October 25, 2012 – Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations After 9/11 attacks the crown of the Statue of Liberty was closed for public until President Obama opened it on July 4, 2009. Now, the monument will close for a year starting October 29, 2011, a day after its […]

  • August 4, 2011
    Hipmunk adds flight dates flexibility for best rates

    With increase in fuel costs and other fees, flight rates are going skyward. So if you have a flexible schedule for that next vacation, check out Hipmunk’s new feature that allows you to select the “I’m flexible” option on their homepage and it will give you rates for a range of dates within the range […]

  • July 28, 2011
    Airlines that refund when price drops

    Different airlines have different policies on refunding your money if the price drops on that non-refundable ticket after you purchased it. Don’t get going on those fine prints of every airlines because Airfarewatchdog compares airline policies in a chart for your reference. This is what they have to say: Well, if the fare difference applies […]

  • July 27, 2011
    Get FAA tax refund from JetBlue Airlines

    If you have a ticket with JetBlue between July 25 and August 2nd, you can get a refund on collected Federal taxes just by sending an email to with your name and confirmation number. Make sure to have the subject line as “Expired Tax Refund Request”. The official JetBlue “BlueTales” blog says they are […]

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