Travel News: Week of May 14, 2014

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Top Travel News TSA changes security fee rules to boost administration income Top 5 airport construction projects of 2014, led by Dulles and LAX London taxis plan anti-Uber gridlock A US Airways flight was forced to land in Dublin after 9 attendants fell ill Will.i.am Kicked Out Of United Lounge Fourth Oasis-class ship on order for […]

Beat the polar vortex with Booking.com’s 5 best airport hotels

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

2014 has not been kind to travelers. On-time departures, flights and even entire airports have been frozen like the rest of us in the insane, polar vortex-level cold that’s gripped most of North America thus far. And it’s not over yet. With forecasts suggesting more of the same may be on the way next week, Booking.com (which I’ve […]

America, meet Booking.com (Part 2)

Homepage to start

Since I do not work for Booking.com, the end of the Booking Summit (if you’re not sure what the Booking Summit is, click here to read Part 1) signaled that it was time to depart company headquarters in Amsterdam. A tragedy really, as after this third visit, I’d decided that Amsterdam had officially joined the […]

America, meet Booking.com (Part 1)

The Booking.com lobby

If travel is about seeking adventure, then it is also about embracing uncertainty. There are inherent uncertainties in every trip we take. When we hit the road, or rails, or sky, we relinquish the perceived omnipotence with which we reign over our undisturbed daily routines. We opt for the unfamiliar. We accept a reality in […]