SWISS Becomes the World’s First Certified “Allergy-Friendly” Airline

Gluten-free rolls on SWISS

Great news for allergy sufferers since SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines Ltd.) became the world’s first certified “allergy-friendly” airline today. SWISS teamed up with ECARF (European Center for Allergy Research Foundation) so they could offer its guests an even more individualized service product for travelers with allergies. Starting in May, SWISS will introduce ground and […]

Travel Contests: Week of December 18, 2013

Beverly Wilshire facade

This week’s travel contests include: Win a two-night escape at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Resort)! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a $10,500 trip to Italy from Sierra Trading Post Win a $17,000 trip for four to the North Pole from Hallmark Win a 4-night Bahamian Disney Cruise vacation for four from Coca-Cola […]

An Expensive Security Loophole Between Geneva and Tel Aviv

At the "Cotton Gate" near the Dome of the Rock, a Hasidic man has come right up to the line where Jordanian control of the area begins. He is reading passionately from the Torah while two Jordanian soldiers watch.

I’m leaving Geneva (on a Swiss International Air Lines flight operated by El Al airlines) headed to Tel Aviv. Since I’m going to be in Israel for less than a week, I’ve intentionally packed light: no checked luggage and just two carry-ons—a soft-sided roll-aboard and the backpack that holds my computer, cameras, etc. I own […]