What we’re reading: 787 debut flight, how to sleep in the air, 120 new hotels for NYC

787 takes flight for first commercial passengers, tips on how to sleep in the air, NYC will get 120 new hotels but do they need them?

Flooding in Bangkok closes city’s second largest airport

Yesterday, I heard about a friend from Thailand who evacuated Bangkok because of the severity of the flooding. This morning, it was announced that the city's second largest airport, the one that handles many domestic flights, has been flooded.
By |October 26th, 2011|Today|1 Comment|

Another tax on air travelers? It’s nonsense

The Obama administration’s deficit-reduction plan includes a new mandatory $100 surcharge per flight for air traffic control services, which airlines would pay directly to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan also raises the passenger security tax from $2.50 to $5 per non-stop flight, and eventually to $7.50.

What we’re reading: Hotels read body langugage, Starwood user ratings, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks on Windstar Cruises

Hotel staff taught to read your body langugage, Starwood launches user ratings, complimentary non-alcoholic drinks on Windstar Cruises

Kennedy Space Center adds Vehicle Assembly Building tour

Though the U.S. government has decided that space exploration is an expense it cannot maintain at its current pace, the history of America's exploration of space is fascinating. The once bustling Kennedy Space Center is a window into the future when private companies will be initiating space flight.

When a good airline seat goes bad

As upgrades get more and more difficult to obtain, many savvy travelers are turning their attention to flights where they can reserve good seats in coach.
By |October 25th, 2011|Today|12 Comments|

What we’re reading: JetBlue Vacation’s concierge service, laser attacks on planes continue, chat-down expands to Detroit

JetBlue Vacation's concierge service, 2,000+ laser attacks on planes continue, TSA chat-down expands to Detroit from Boston

More healthy tips for those leaving on a jet plane

Last week Ned Levi discussed healthy tips for travelers when flying. This week Ned is back with more healthy tips concerning food while flying, “airline carrier colds,” ear pain, and the infamous “aircraft infection zone.”
By |October 24th, 2011|Columns|7 Comments|

What we’re reading: Air Canada, FAs to avoid strike, Dreamliner world tour, US Airways fires three at PHL

Air Canada and flight attendants to avoid strike, Boeing plans Dreamliner world tour, US Airways fires three at Philadelphia in buddy pass scheme

Weekend what we’re reading: Ode to bookstores, Top 10 mummies, long-haul low-cost carriers

This weekend we take a look at the top independent bookstores int he country and give you a chance to add your own recommendations, explore the worlds of mummies and bones, and ponder the coming of low-cost carriers to the long-haul airline world.

By |October 23rd, 2011|Today|3 Comments|