Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 20, 2014

SeaWorld

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Aloft Hotel to Begin Testing ‘Botlr,’ a Robotic Bellhop John Kerry has flown 519,136 miles to 51 countries in 239 days in 2014! SeaWorld shares dive as documentary #Blackfish spurs attendance drop One of Iceland’s Biggest Volcanoes May Threaten European Aviation Again British Airways launches cute animals […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 6, 2094

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: NY Post: Everything freaked-out fliers need to know about Ebola Wellesley Hotel in London charges man $127 for three bottles of water A private contractor has 300 days to search one of the most remote places on Earth for MH370 American Airlines ends meals for premium fliers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Use AA.com to Hold Tickets

American Airlines

Use AA.com to Hold Tickets One of my favorite features of American Airlines’ website (AA.com) is that it allows you to hold tickets for 24 hours, free of charge and without requiring you to plop down a credit card. I believe it began shortly after the 2011 Department of Transportation rule stating that all U.S. and foreign carriers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 25, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta Goes Lie-Flat on Transcon Boeing 757s Pilots blamed for Asiana crash Man tries to delay flight at London City Airport using fire alarm You’re 3 Times More Likely to Have Delayed & Lost Bags in European Airports than Anywhere Else American to slash Venezuela flights on […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 18, 2014

Baggage

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: #Carryonshame Campaign Aims to Expose Overpacked Travelers Fancy a trip to space? You can buy it on Alibaba’s Taobao site for $96,400 Yotel ‘micro-hotel’ concept coming to San Francisco Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport now offering free Wi-Fi Expedia adopts Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings Google Updates Flight Search With […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 11, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: United Airlines to Award Miles Based on Ticket Price American Makes a Few More Minor Changes Record number of firearms seized in a day by TSA Budget Airline PEOPLExpress Returns to the Skies This Summer Hilton Launches Curio, a New Brand for Independent Hotels Travelers to Polio-Ridden […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 11, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a First Class trip for two from American Airlines Win a 7-day family vacation from TravelingMom.com Win 4 DK Eyewitness travel guides from Everett Potter’s Travel Report Win a three-night vacation at an Opal Resort in the […]