Lost and delayed bags is a huge and stressful problem for every traveler. And given all the tracking technology that exists today, it’s surprising that there aren’t better ways of keeping tabs on checked bags. Delta Airlines’ app allows passengers to track their luggage, using the number on the bag tag or a scan of the tag’s bar code, and most airlines offer at least a basic tracking tool on their Web sites.
Checking-in to places and posting your travels on social media is the trend these days. But international data roaming charges can be exorbitant, not if you’re visiting Hong Kong or Singapore.
Handy is a smartphone rental service in Hong Kong, and has just launched operations in Singapore. The company offers Samsung Galaxy Note phones for rent to travelers at $9 (HKD 68) a day in Hong Kong and $12 (S$15) a day in Singapore. The price includes unlimited 3G data and international calls. Yes, you read that right! Another awesome thing about handy is that it allows tethering for the same price – you could tether a laptop in a pinch and get some surfing done outside of a Wi-Fi zone.
Using your country’s SIM card for voice or data usage while traveling to a foreign country can be expensive and that’s why most travelers purchase a local SIM card to avoid the steep roaming charges. If you’re iPhone user and would like to use it for international SIM cards, then you know how difficult it can be to save those tiny, most important communication tools and also that tray eject pin. That’s where this case called the “minimalist iPhone case for travelers,” comes in. The SIMPLcase is a must-have for traveling techno geeks.
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American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge which will create the world’s largest airline and we are wondering how this affects us. The talks abuzz of the name of “American Airlines” being retained, but questions like ‘what about the airfare?’ or ‘what about the frequent flyer miles?’ arise from every passenger who has been or not been with either of the airlines.
Huffington Post has outlined answers to some of these questions – American Airlines, US Airways Merger: What The Airline Deal Means For Consumers
According to latest official reports 44 people including 8 crew members were on board the jet en route from the Black Sea resort city of Odessa to Donetsk.
Ensuring a “fair return” to its investors, London Heathrow will see an increase in passenger fees from £19.33 per passenger at present, to £27.30 by 2018.
This means that if you are flying through LHR (London Heathrow), then expect an increase in your ticket fare.
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Losing your wallet on a trip can be disastrous if you’re one of those who carry all the currencies in it. Additionally, if you lose your debit card in that wallet, then you’re stuck with no money on hand and to withdraw. Travelers worldwide have various tips from carrying less cash and credit cards to spreading-out the cash in various bags, or even socks and money belts.
There are a lot of options out there for money belts and here are a few of them we reviewed:
One of the key and important part of your travels is selecting a hostel or hotel to stay, and before the price, the deciding factor should be location. And depending on your interests at the destination – clubs, restaurants & city-life or beaches, mountains, small towns – you must find the most appropriate neighborhood to stay at. Make sure to decide that ahead of time, ensuring to give enough time to book the hotel.
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