Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 28, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: FAA warns of fire danger caused by e-cigarettes on planes SkyMall files for bankruptcy Virgin Australia dropping fuel surcharges for US flights Chicago’s O’Hare regains title of world’s busiest airport Orbitz Gives In, Hires Bankers to Find a Buyer British Airways announces big changes to its Executive […]

When Airlines Don’t Issue Fee Waivers It Becomes A Safety Issue

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I’m a huge fan of American Airlines since in my opinion they have the most responsive social media team, best frequent flier program in the U.S. and arguably the top premium product for LAX/SFO-JFK flights. However, I’m shocked and disappointed that they are currently the only U.S. airline that hasn’t offered a fee waiver for […]

6 Reasons to Stay at Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort & Spa

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Now that it’s cold across much of the US, it’s clearly a perfect time to talk about warm weather and the tropical island paradise of Grand Cayman! (Yes, it could be that I’ve been spending too much time freezing in my lovely home state of PA.) The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands in the Caribbean: […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 21, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott Bows to Pressure on Wi-Fi Blocking But There’s Lots of Wiggle Room This Is Happening: U.S. Eases #Cuba Travel Restrictions, No License Needed US preclearance at Abu Dhabi coming for all Etihad flights Orlando launches curbside valet parking DOT fines Southwest a record $1.6 million for […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 14, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thieves with stolen passwords try to swipe miles from American Air and United customers Cyprus Airways closes down First Travel Impact From Paris Attacks: EU Parliament May Revive Air-Passenger Terrorism Law Why is United Airlines going to war with a 22-year-old entrepreneur who wants to save travelers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of January 7, 2015

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Tail of Missing AirAsia Plane Discovered in Java Sea Ex-Korean Air exec arrested over nut rage Etihad: We Will Honor The Ridiculously Low Fares We Mistakenly Offered United Airlines suing 22-year-old NYC man who figured out how to get cheaper plane tickets California Breaks Ground on Isolated […]

Elvis Presley Jets Are For Sale — Will They Leave Graceland?

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USAToday is reporting that Elvis Presley’s luxury planes, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, are up for sale in a sealed bid auction at Julien’s Auctions. Now that Elvis Presley’s jets are for sale, my big question is: Will they leave Graceland? I hope not, since that was the highlight of my 2013 visit. […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 30, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Bodies and Debris Found in Search for AirAsia Plane, Rescue Teams Say Eastern Airlines returns to Miami with first Boeing 737 Air France makes emergency landing in Ireland after CHILLI PEPPERS set off fire alarm United Airlines launching Chicago-Rome flights for summer Delta employee charged with gun […]