Goodbye US Airways, what really happens in the cockpit, ski season starts in Maine

Another U.S. airline flies into the sunset Saturday is the day that US Airways disappears. From October 17th onward, the brand will officially be folded into American Airlines. For consumers, the damage has already been done. The three mega-, legacy, network carriers have already been able to restrict capacity and keep airfares high inspite of […]

JAL to drop fuel surcharges, UA FAs to get iPhones, ski towns guide, Airbus formation flying

Japan Airlines to lower fuel surcharges, matching lower fuel prices Japan Airlines will be the first airline to lower its fuel surcharges due to a decrease in fuel prices. For passengers flying between Japan and Canada, Europe, Middle East and the US (excluding Hawaii) these newer rates would result in a decrease in fuel surcharges […]

TSA may loosen liquid restrictions, Yosemite skiing, cruise lines ranking

TSA Chief: loosen restrictions on liquids for PreCheck Outgoing TSA Chief John Pistole is suggesting that the agency loosen restrictions for liquids, at least for PreCheck passengers. “The greatest risks come from overseas,” he told [USA Today]. “The threats are real and the stakes are high,” he said as part of his explanation for wishing […]

European ski areas improvements, US airlines raise fares, Halloween around the world

Ski areas more modern than ever: the newest improvements for winter 2014/2015! If you’re heading to Europe this winter to ski, you’re in luck, as most areas have made significant improvements. Lift with heated seats at the Hintertux Glacier The lift stations in Tux have focused entirely on enhancing in comfort. With the new 4-seater […]

What we’re reading: Qantas to cut 1000 jobs, easy ski vacation ideas, Christmas in Las Vegas, Southwest, Virgin America to buy LaGuardia slots

Qantas cuts 1000 jobs, mulls future of Jetstar and frequent flyers Qantas will cut 1000 jobs and will consider selling Jetstar, its low-cost subsidiary as well as its frequent flyer program. After pleading over the last two weeks for financial assistance from the federal government, Qantas said in a profit warning on Thursday that the […]

An Olympian’s surprising Top 12 Alpine ski and snowboard resorts

Named to the U.S. Ski Team at 18, Bahrke, a native Californian, spent 11 years globetrotting for World Cup competitions and competing in three Olympics (Salt Lake City, Torino, and Vancouver). These days, she is squiring those with gobs of disposable income around one of America’s top luxury ski resorts. Though situated in the resplendent […]

Mountain resorts make skiing a family affair

Ski school has come a long way since Klein took her first turns at Smuggler’s as a child. Young skiers used to be an afterthought at many winter resorts, banished to the bunny hill or daycare centers while adults enjoyed the mountain. Not anymore.