Travel News: Week of November 26, 2013

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Top Travel News U.S. to Consider Cellphone Use on Planes Customers can now bid for an upgrade on American Airlines CNN: Fewer people traveling for Thanksgiving WestJet to Launch Transatlantic Service in an Unlikely Way JFK to open ‘cutting-edge animal facility’ European Commission Says Yes to Calling In-Flight FAA to check overweight pilots, air traffic […]

Travel News: Week of October 16, 2013

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Top Travel News Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore to reopen American Express announces new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) LA airport employee arrested in dry ice blasts Alitalia rescued by financing deal United Airlines Site Glitch Results in Nearly Free Flights — Again United Airlines Launches 100th Aircraft with Satellite […]

Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

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Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

Travel News: Week of June 26, 2013

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Top Travel News Irate United passenger punches pilot in face Ryanair says could move into trans-Atlantic flights United changes Elite status requirements Mickey Arison steps down as CEO of Carnival Corp., remains chairman Online travel sites owe millions in back taxes FAA could ease restrictions on electronic devices, sources say Dozens of single Brits board […]

Inside Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Would You Fly It?

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A couple of day ago Travel and Leisure asked me (and other industry folks) if I would fly on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner. I replied “I would get on one of the Dreamliner’s tomorrow if it was a short hop (1-3 hours). But with all of their ‘teething’ problems I wouldn’t feel comfortable flying over an […]

American Airlines’ Tablet Program is the First of its Kind

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Your flight lands on time only to sit on the runway for 30 minutes. At this rate, you’ll have to make a mad dash for your connecting gate, for which you don’t have the information. Just as you start to panic, in walks an American Airlines flight attendant. She’s holding a sleek, new Samsung Galaxy Note. With […]

Do the FAA and U.S. Airlines Get It?

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I just received this email with the subject line “The FAA Reprimand Was Wrong!!  Virgin Atlantic Gets it – the FAA and U.S. Airlines Don’t”. Do you agree? One thing is for sure it’s not factually correct as nobody has ever flown 3 million miles in a year — except an astronaut. “I was on […]

NYC –> JFK –> LAX –> Costa Rica

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Buenos Dias from Costa Rica! This week, we’re going to explore options to travel from New York City to JFK Airport, including one for just $7. I then fly to Los Angeles for just $119 plus $12.95 for American’s in-flight Internet. There’s nothing like passing time in the sky on Wi-Fi! From there, it’s off […]