10 Tips for First-Timers to Calgary Stampede

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I’ve had the Calgary Stampede on my bucket list for some time now and I can finally tick it off, thanks to the good folks at Travel Alberta, who flew me from L.A. to Calgary to experience it. As an added bonus, I got to fly Air Canada’s rouge for the first time for the […]

Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Pack a Highlighter

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Pack a Highlighter Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from JoAnn M. of Reno, NV, who’s been full of good tips recently. Today, she says: “Pack a highlighter so the Concierge can highlight your route on your city map. It is much easier to see […]

Malaysia Airlines MH17 Resource Page

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We are all deeply disturbed, saddened and puzzled about what happened to Malaysia Airlines MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Below I have compiled a resource page to help you stay updated on the story. TOP #MH17 STORIES Malaysia Airlines: The Official Flight Manifest For MH17 CBS: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Portraits emerge […]

Travel Style: Joel Serra-Bevin

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Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without. Name: Joel Serra-Bevin Occupation: Global Community Manager for EatWith.com Hometown: Napier, New Zealand Residence: Barcelona, Spain Website: eatwith.com Twitter: @EatWith Facebook: EatWith […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On

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Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On Tuesday’s tip was to check out turbulence forecast maps before or while you fly to get an idea of if and when your flight will be turbulent. These forecasts are especially helpful when you have access to inflight Wi-Fi, as more current data can help you anticipate […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Flying Air Canada Rouge

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Last week, I flew on Air Canada rouge for the first time. They began operating on July 1, 2013 with a start-up fleet of two Airbus A319 aircraft and two Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. By the end of this month, they’ll operate a total of 27 aircraft including 19 Airbus A319s and 8 Boeing 767-300ERs. At […]

Travel Tip of the Day: 72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa

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72-Hour Transit in China without a Visa My colleague “Lucky” recently wrote an informative post on dealing with China’s “72-hour transit without a visa” policy. In September 2013, China began allowing certain citizens (including those from the US) to spend up to 72 hours in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu without a Chinese visa if the […]

KLM is the First to Offer Customer Service Through LinkedIn

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Effective today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will offer 24/7 service via LinkedIn. Customers can approach KLM with general and flight-related queries on topics such as seat reservations, rebooking a ticket or making arrangements for extra baggage. KLM is the first in the world offering service via this business-oriented social media platform. “After Facebook, Twitter and […]