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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel News: Week of June 12, 2013

JetBlue, soon to offer suites

Top Travel News JetBlue to offer private suites TSA drops plan to allow small knives on plane Spirit Airlines serves wine in cans Airlines collect $27 billion beyond ticket revenue Delta guts SkyTeam partner earning French wine ‘has Italian origins’ Alaska Airlines could waive baggage fees for wine country Fast-lane airport security arrives for Virgin […]

Toronto to Orlando on Air Canada

Almost there

I was hired to do a satellite media tour and the organizers were kind enough to fly me first class. You’ve got to love having a paid first class ticket; you don’t have to wait around hoping your upgrade will go through, or buy an overpriced bottle of water to stay hydrated and of course, […]

Visiting the Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: Where to Play and Stay

Saguenay Fjord - view from Parc National du Fjord

When we hear the word “fjord” most people think of Scandinavia or Norway. Few think of Canada. The Saguenay Fjord is a relatively unknown, unexplored region in Northern Quebec, with exception to tourists from the more urban areas of the province. With 2,130 known Fjords around the world, only 38 are 100 or more kilometers […]

Saguenay Fjord, Quebec: An Amazing Race Challenge for Journalists

During the first sea kayaking excursion in the Fjord

As an adventurer at heart who once dreamed of writing for National Geographic and traveling all over the world discovering the planet’s hidden gems, I jumped at a recent opportunity to be one of five journalists who would participate in a friendly competition along the Saquenay Fjord in Northern Quebec. I didn’t know much – […]