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  • January 5, 2011
    A Guide to Cheap Buses (NY Times)

    There are tons of low-cost bus services from New York City to Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston, and one can get really confused with all those names like WorldWideBus, Greyhound, FungWah, Megabus, Tripper, Bolt, and LuckyStar. So which one do you take? What’s the lowest cost one would pay for these services? Which one is […]


  • October 29, 2010
    Chicago to host gay travel convention in 2013

    Chicago has been chosen to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s annual convention in 2013. The city was selected at the organization’s board meeting in Florida last week. The 2013 event will mark the first time Chicago has hosted the convention. Travel association board chair Tanya Churchmuch says Chicago is a good fit […]


  • October 29, 2010
    Southwest to offer $5 in-flight WiFi

    Southwest Airlines announced today that it will offer onboard WiFi on the airline’s 32 enabled airplanes for a flat, introductory rate of $5 for any device or flight length. The airline began testing WiFi on four flights last year. “Southwest tested a number of different pricing points throughout this process and is pleased that we […]


  • October 20, 2010
    Hoover Dam Bypass bridge opens

    The 1,900-foot Hoover Dam bypass bridge, which is 890 feet above the river, is now open to traffic after years of planning and more than five years of construction. The four-lane bypass will shift traffic away from the two-lane U.S. 93 across Hoover Dam. It is about 1,500 feet south of the dam and crosses […]


  • October 19, 2010
    Airfares on rise. Buy now or later?

    Airline passengers can expect ticket prices to be 7% to 18% higher this holiday season than last year, as an economic recovery — however modest — spurs growing demand for air travel. Travelers can also look forward to more crowded flights: The airlines have added few new planes or routes in the last several years. […]


  • June 22, 2010
    Southwest Airlines $39 Birthday Bash sale

    Southwest Airlines is having their Birthday Bash Sale with $39 Airfares for select markets and select flights. Most flights 450 miles and under per leg are included. Travel must be booked by 6/24/2010 and completed between Sep 8, 2010 and Nov 17, 2010. Additional fees may apply. Purchase from June 22 through June 24, 2010, […]


  • June 17, 2010
    Early boarding fees introduced by American Airlines

    This summer, American will offer early boarding as a stand-alone option for a flat fee of $10 each way. Air travelers will be able to buy the perk at self-service check-in kiosks up to one hour before their flight is scheduled to leave. The airline is emphasizing the package gives air travelers the flexibility to […]


  • May 25, 2010
    Daily Beast ranks America’s most dangerous airlines

    Although airplane travel is the safest mode of transportation, and America arguably has the safest air traffic system in the world, there are differences worth noting for the millions of global travelers who will fly a U.S.-based airline this summer. Incidents, and accidents, do happen! The Daily Beast ranks America’s most dangerous airlines and U.S. […]


  • May 10, 2010
    Mandalay Bay hotel offers stay and get a free ticket deal

    Deal: “Fly Back Free” advertises room rates starting at $66 at Mandalay Bay and $86 at TheHotel. Guests who stay even one night get a round-trip airline ticket worth up to $350 to come back to Vegas. The ticket voucher is good for a year; on your return, you must stay at least two nights, […]


  • May 10, 2010
    Welcoming gay travelers to Seattle

    A new website, Travel Gay Seattle, has been launched to tap into the lesbian and gay travel market. At www.thegsba.org/travel, travelers can find Seattle tips and reviews, and book plane tickets, hotels and more. The Greater Seattle Business Association launched the website, with support from Alaska Airlines. The association is a chamber for commerce for […]


  • April 15, 2010
    Flights across North Europe cancelled, U.S. cancel Europe flights

    Many flights across Europe were cancelled as a spreading cloud of volcanic ash headed south from Iceland and closed many airspaces. Flights have also been disrupted in Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Finland. Finnair said air traffic had been shut down in northern parts of Finland, while air traffic has been suspended in northern […]


  • April 6, 2010
    Spirit Airlines now charge for carry-on baggages in addition to check-in

    All flights booked starting today and on for flights after August 1, passengers on Spirit Airlines (baggage policy) must also pay for a carry-on above a personal item. This is a new fee and to take on any bag aside from personal items like purse or briefcase, you’ll be payingÖ $20 online if you’re a […]


  • February 19, 2010
    Harry Potter theme park package deal

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a theme park set to open this spring at Universal Orlando Resort, announced its first vacation packages for travel starting May 28. The four-night package starts at: $285 for adults $130 for children 3 to 9 $829 for a family of four (two adults and two children) The package […]


  • February 8, 2010
    American to charge $8 for pillow & blanket

    It’s time to pack your own pillow & blanket if you are going to travel on American Airlines, because if you want one, it’s going to cost you. The airline will charge $8 for a pillow and blanket in coach class for domestic trips and some international flights longer than two hours, beginning May 1. […]


  • January 19, 2010
    New airline consumer protection site from U.S. government

    Was your baggage mishandled? Were you denied a refund that you should have received? Flight delays? We are not sure if anyone is listening to your worries or complaints, but the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website to help consumers compare and complain about airline service. The website, allows travelers to […]


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