What we’re reading: Ryanair plans US-Europe flights, Google Flights shows Wi-Fi, "No" to airport fees

Ryanair plans to offer flights between Europe and the US This will get the transatlantic airline bigwigs steamed! Ryanair, the Irish-based king of low-cost European airlines is planning transatlantic flights. This, together with the Norwegian Air International flights, will change the dynamics of flying between Europe and the USA. The Irish airline’s board has approved […]

Knee Defender banned in Australia; AA says, "No to Orbitz"; Ryanair to bid for Cyprus Airways

Qantas, Virgin Australia ban ‘Knee Defender’ Qantas and Virgin Australia have decided to ban the Knee Defender. Both airlines issued statements confirming their stance in the wake of a highly publicised stoush on a United Airlines flight which saw the plane make an unscheduled landing and two passengers marched off. Sales of the Knee Defender […]

Hawaii’s beauty, Legoland may open in New York, Ryanair may take over Cyprus Airways

55 years of statehood: Celebrating Hawaii Hawaii has become one of the most popular places to visit. Celebrating 55 years of statehood, CNN put together a photo essay of the highlights of beautiful Hawaii. The region’s beauty, history and landscape have enthralled novice and seasoned travelers alike. American travel writer Paul Theroux once said, “Hawaii […]

What we’re reading: Delta to raise fares, US/AA merger denied, Ryanair pilots want safety inquiry

Delta raises fares on last-minute ticket purchases Delta raised fares by $20 on tickets purchased within seven days of departure. Rick Seaney, founder of, which tracks fares, says the latest hike appears to be aimed at business travelers who are more inclined to buy last-minute fares. “Such last-minute purchases are largely the realm of […]

Lessons learned about “ultra-cheap” airlines now charging for carry-ons

When Frontier Airlines announced they would begin charging for carry-on luggage this summer, Ned Levi’s curiosity was piqued and he decided to look into flying the “ultra-cheap” airlines, Frontier and Spirit, and compare them to US Airways, the dominant airline at his home airport. Take a look at how the comparison worked out.