Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 24, 2014

Air Canada

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Bag fees coming for Air Canada domestic flights to pax traveling on the cheapest economy class Tango fares Spirit raises bag fees for holiday flights Los Cabos Airport Expected to Be Operational by Nov. 25 United offering flight attendants six-figure severance British pair found murdered on Thai resort […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Flying Air Canada Rouge

Air Canada rouge flight attendants on LAX-YYC

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 […]

Pet-friendly Vancouver for 2 days…

Opus Vancouver Jacuzzi

…is not enough! This city is made for tourists. You can shop, eat at a multitude of international cafés, go for a stroll, and depending on the weather, take an aquabus to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for high adventure in a natural setting. My first night I stayed at the hip and pet-friendly (they don’t charge for dogs) […]

Wya Point Resort on Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Wya Point Surf lesson

Owned by the Pacific Northwestern Ucluelet tribe, Wya Point Resort is a slice of heaven situated on unspoiled Wya Beach in southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. After an hour-long beautiful and exciting Orca Air flight, I arrived in Tofino, on the west coast of the island. We rented a car from the tiny airport and drove […]

Travel News: Week of April 23, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines tail

Top Travel News U.S. Teen ‘Lucky’ to Be Alive After Stowing Away in wheel way on Calif.-Hawaii Flight  After deaths of 13, Everest Sherpas say they are abandoning climbing season Vueling launches world’s first ‘smart watch’ boarding pass Oregon wines fly free on Alaska Airlines as ‘pilot program’ partnership is extended Berlin Court Tells Uber […]

Travel News: Week of April 16, 2014

Emirates

Top Travel News Italian court bans Emirates from flying transatlantic from Italy Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows United Plans World’s Longest Boeing 787 Non-Stop Routes Airbnb Hosts in San Francisco Facing Wave of Evictions Gas prices to edge down for summer vacation Teen girl who sent terroristic tweet to AA is arrested […]

Quebec’s tranquil and breathtaking Saguenay Fjord

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec

Two short hours after leaving NY’s JFK, I am in the Montreal airport and people are already speaking French. Next, I board an Air Canada flight to an airport even Johnny Jet has never heard of—Bagotville, Quebec—to explore the Saguenay province and its magical fjord. Saguenay is a First Nations word for “where the water is […]

Travel News: Week of September 11, 2013

Travel news September 11, 2013

Top Travel News Thai Airways tries logo cover-up after A330-300 skids off runway Etihad Airways introduces flying nannies TSA expands Pre-Check program; expedited screening will be at 100 U.S. airports by year’s end New Berlin airport has 66,500 problems Vermont Airport Introduces “Lactation Station” For Mothers Qantas’ New Seats Let Business Class Flyers Recline During […]