Travel Tip of the Day: Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23

O'Hare

Free Geek Squad Help at O’Hare Until December 23 Flying through/to/from Chicago O’Hare airport over the holidays? Keep this in mind: Every day until December 23, from 8 am – 5 pm local time, Best Buy’s Geek Squad will be offering free tech help to all passengers from a special station in Concourse H of O’Hare’s Terminal […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 17, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta security flaw lets passengers access others’ boarding passes Gogo to install Wi-Fi on American Air’s two-class regional jets Delta rebrands cabins, classes of service United Airlines is giving each of its 23,000 flight attendants an iPhone 6 Plus Chicago is going to build its own app […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

Chicago

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now)

Chicago-Jan-2011-32

Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) said today that it will take up to two weeks for them to fully restore operations in Chicago after Friday’s air traffic control center fire. My advice is to not book any connecting tickets via Chicago for the next couple of weeks—and if […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 2, 2014

Fireworks

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Flying July 4? Be Prepared for Busy Airports New fear terrorists are planning to bomb flight from Europe Southwest Airlines has begun flying overseas for the first time Robot valet to park cars at German airport FAA bars model planes/drones within 5 miles of airports JetBlue Has […]

13 elements of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago.

I was recently in Chicago, and had the very good fortune to stay in the brand new Godfrey Hotel Chicago in the city’s River North neighborhood. I hadn’t been to the Windy City in a number of years, and was thrilled to discover a new area—and hotel!—to explore. Here are the 13 elements I loved […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 4, 2014

Royal Hawaiian

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Norovirus strikes Hawaii hotel, 100+ guests, employees affected Man stuck in S. Korea after son doodles on passport 787 Dreamliner Set to Land at American Airlines FAA clears Boeing 787 for longer flights United planning nonstop Guam-Shanghai flights Virgin Galactic Gains FAA Approval for Space Flights From […]

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 […]