Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 13, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport SFO runways reopen early NY hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Traveler finds his lost ‘love at first flight’ with Twitter campaign Baseball Hall of Fame plans traveling exhibit United Airlines headquarters hit by bedbugs […]

L.A. to New York First Class on Virgin America

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I’ve flown Virgin America over a dozen times, but never before in First Class on a transcontinental flight. Last week, I had a paid Main Cabin Select (premium economy) ticket but they upgraded me at the last minute so I could check out their product and let you know. Here’s what I found: LAX-JFK Virgin […]

Travel Tip of the Day: When First Class is Cheaper than Coach

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When First Class is Cheaper than Coach Back in December, when my dad and I went to Las Vegas to play golf with a PGA Tour Pro for Expedia and MasterCard’s Priceless Moments, we flew from LA on American Airlines. When I checked him in for his return LAS-LAX flight, I noticed they were offering […]

How to Get Upgraded to First Class

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Everyone always asks me how they can get upgraded into business or first class. If I had the fool-proof answer, I would be rich—really rich. Unfortunately, since the airlines have cut capacity and taken away much of their agents’ control, times have changed. No longer can you just flash a business card or sweet-talk your […]