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    “Guaranteed late arrival” a sure thing for the hotel, less so for the traveler

“Guaranteed late arrival” a sure thing for the hotel, less so for the traveler

There was a time, not so long ago, when many hotels would allow travelers to make reservations on a “6 p.m. hold.”

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    New MGM Vegas Strip venture, FAA to review hazards, Detroit’s restroom for pets

New MGM Vegas Strip venture, FAA to review hazards, Detroit’s restroom for pets

Head of MGM explains new venture on Las Vegas Strip

The truth about “transparent” airfares

Airlines are trying to change the law to allow them to advertise low teaser prices to entice customers into websites, then add more taxes and fees screen-by-screen before revealing the full price of travel. We expect that, but we don't expect Congress to go along.

What we’re reading: Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Frontier to start charging for carry-ons, airline mergers are not equal, Sky View Observatory ranks in top eleven

Caution! Train photography can be dangerous

The world has had a romance with trains and railroading since the 19th century. Today train and train station photography is a favorite among travelers and vacationers. Unfortunately, train photography can be dangerous and some have lost their lives photographing trains. Ned Levi discusses train photography and has guidelines to follow to stay safe while photographing them.
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What we’re reading: Guide to in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin America starts service from DAL, AA-US merger cleared

Guide to in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin America starts service from DAL, AA-US merger cleared

Sunday musings: The 1% on airlines, airplane boarding, safety on ferries

Today, we examine the best-of-the-best airline seating and how it gets that way. We take a look at boarding aircraft and ask ourselves, "Why can't they figure out a better way?"
By |April 27th, 2014|Today|0 Comments|

Weekend what we’re reading: Repairing the Capitol dome, DC’s best views, 10 Best Airports in the World

This weekend we check out repairs to the U.S. Capitol dome, we get the lowdown on best views of Washington, DC, and the Top 10 airports in the world are announced.
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What are our representatives thinking? Legalizing drip pricing is madness

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed what they mistakenly, or cynically, call the Airfares Transparency Act of 2014. These representatives listed below decided to strip consumer protections against misleading and deceptive pricing by airlines.
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What we’re reading: American opinions on the TSA, summering in Alaska, Tavern on the Green reopens

American opinions on the TSA, summering in Alaska, Tavern on the Green reopens