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  • June 8, 2011
    Live public transit updates from Google Maps

    Living in Los Angeles, we don’t really care about the public transport system, but commuters in Boston, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid (Spain) and Turin (Italy) are in luck, because starting now, Google Maps for mobile and desktop can tell you when your ride is actually going to arrive with new live transit […]

  • June 3, 2011
    Discounted baggage fees on Delta now gone

    We had reported in April that United stopped giving discounts to customers if they pay online for baggage fees. And now it’s Delta who stopped offering $2-3 discounts to travelers who prepaid those fees online instead of at the airport. Starting yesterday, passengers will now pay the full price regardless of when or where they […]

  • June 2, 2011
    Groupon Getaways – new from Groupon & Expedia

    Groupon, the Internet couponing company with over 40 Million users in the US, often offers deals for day trips and short getaways, but now the popular daily deal site is about to take its travel promotions to the next level.

  • May 27, 2011
    Five great summer getaways on sale

    New York Times lists some off-the-track destinations that are up for sale during the summer travel season. The most enticing is Aruba offering up to 40% off during it’s warm summer temperatures with winds to cool you down. Some of the other getaways NYT lists are: 1. Aruba 2. Las Vegas, Nevada 3. Winter Park, […]

  • May 24, 2011
    AirTran launches 2-day sale (U.S. only)

    AirTran launched a 2-day sale and here are the details: Book your tickets by May 26, 2011. Travel to/from Aruba is valid August 20 through November 10, 2011. Travel to/from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco is valid September 6 through November 10, 2011. Travel is valid to/from other destinations through November 10, […]

  • May 3, 2011
    U.S. suspends visa operations from Pakistan

    Earlier today we reported that U.S. State Department has issued travel warning for all its citizens and now the United States has indefinitely suspended visa operations from Pakistan. An embassy note said: “The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi are closed for ROUTINE BUSINESS to the general public until […]

  • May 2, 2011
    Buy tickets on Tuesdays & fly on Wednesdays to save money

    Apart from various ways to save money on your next trip, booking a flight on Tuesdays at around 3pm and flying out on Wednesdays can save you some dough. The amazing people at FareCompare have done all the research for you and think that airlines often post their ticket sales on Monday evenings. The other […]

  • May 2, 2011
    American Airlines start services between Chicago & Helsinki

    American Airlines launched its newest international flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Helsinki (HEL) between May 01, 2011 and October 28, 2011. Operating out of American’s “Gateway to the World” terminal at O’Hare from May 1 through Oct. 29, the new flight is one of the new routes announced last October as part […]

  • May 2, 2011
    U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens

    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. Given the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, U.S. citizens in areas where recent events could cause anti-American violence are strongly urged to limit their travel […]

  • April 26, 2011
    Volunteer to be bumped and get paid even more

    There are perks to getting bumped on that busy, overbooked flight that you are just about take. According to the new rules issued by the Department of Transportation, travelers who get involuntarily bumped from their flights receive substantially bigger payouts than before. It might not be a bad idea to volunteer to be bumped considering […]

  • April 25, 2011
    Delta introduces online checked-baggage tracking

    Traveling light is the key to saving money and the perils of losing your checked bags. But not if you lose your bag when flying Delta. Delta Airlines just made it easier for passengers to track their checked bags on their website by entering the last name and bag-tag number. Travelers can access the tracking […]

  • April 23, 2011
    Baggage fee perks gone, says United

    The way things are going in the airline industry, especially in U.S., there will not be any perks of frequent flyer programs nor on first & business class. Starting March 9, 2011, United Airlines is the first in line to do away with the $2 to $3 discount that passengers used to get if they […]

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