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What we’re reading: Labor Day road trips, weighing security costs, Kingfisher may shut down

Labor Day last-minute road trips, benefit-cost of airport security, Kingfisher Airlines may shut down

Sunday musings: Sexy NASA (they know it), two passengers with same seat assignments, flying wing

NASA has been in the news recently with their forays into travel to Mars. They are enjoying success as this video shows. Next, we hear from a passenger who got stuck with the same assigned seat as another on a transatlantic flight about his unique solution that can't be repeated these days. And finally, a look at another NASA project closer to home.
By |August 26th, 2012|Today|0 Comments|

Montreal: Eclectic neighborhoods and a surprising underground

A comfy pair of walking shoes was all we needed to explore the intriguing neighborhoods that combine to make Montreal a kaleidoscope of cultures and customs.

Too-much-fun ships? Carnival tests all-you-can-drink program

Would a $50 a day all-you-can-drink program make you more, or less, likely to try a "Fun Ship" vacation? Carnival Cruise Lines tests taking the plunge.
By |August 24th, 2012|Today|9 Comments|

What we’re reading: FF miles are easy to steal, booted from flight for anti-TSA shirt, Qantas drops 787 order

Airline frequent flier miles are easy theft targets, man booted from flight for anti-TSA shirt, Qantas drops Boeing 787 order

Spirit Airlines charges a usage fee for using your airline ticket, facing lawsuit

Airline fees have reached absurdity, now there is a "Passenger Usage Fee" for simply using a Spirit Airline ticket not purchased from the airline at its ticket counter. I'm sorry, but this is a fee too far; some others agree and have filed a class action suit in federal courts.
By |August 23rd, 2012|Today|15 Comments|

What we’re reading: Lightning strike at Southwest, ANA flies 787 to San Jose, woman wakes up where she started her flight

Lightning hits empty Southwest plane, ANA announces new 787 flight to San Jose, woman wakes up where she started her flight

Should travel companies be allowed to practice age discrimination?

Gordon White is 79. Kevin Chang is 24. Both recently tried to rent cars but ran into trouble because of their age.

What we’re reading: United’s 787 takes flight, United expands fare hike, JetBlue fined $90,000

United's first 787 takes flight, United expands fare hike, JetBlue fined $90,000 by DOT

Most entitled travelers ever? “We’re not flying without our free jammies.”

Two passengers decided to get off a Qantas Airlines flight when they learned that the airline did not have complimentary first class pajamas in their size available. Do you have other entitled-passenger stories?
By |August 21st, 2012|Today|1 Comment|