Travel News: Week of January 8, 2014

Gogo

Top Travel News Gogo Adds Wi-Fi Service Over Canada Your Facebook Profile Can Get You Through Airport Security. Seriously Employees of American Airlines choose airplane flag tail design New Credit Card Scheme May Change Travel Rewards Forever Mystery guest picks up all the tabs at Hilton hotel in California Smaller seats, fee rises and new […]

Travel News: Week of November 13, 2013

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Top Travel News Government to allow American Air & US Airways merger US Airways, United, American and JetBlue Now Allow PDE Use During Entire Flight Liquids ban to be lifted at European airports; is the U.S. next? United: You can now use hand-held devices on all our domestic mainline flights, with a few exceptions Venice […]

Travel App of the Week: Conrad Concierge

Conrad Concierge

The latest version of the Conrad Hotels app—Conrad Concierge—is a pretty cool tool for anyone staying at a Conrad Hotel. It essentially works as a personal, at-your-fingertips concierge, helping you customize your experience in a way previously not possible. Among the featured possibilities listed on the website: After a morning run, breakfast arrives in your […]

The Chicago Hilton

VEMEX conference

Last month, I spent a couple of nights in The Chicago Hilton to attend a European tourism conference that was being held in one of the hotel’s 50 meeting rooms. That’s right – 50 – and that number doesn’t even include its three ballrooms. In fact, The Chicago Hilton has 234,000 square feet of meeting […]

Portland, Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge

Getting there It was early. Even the buzz of the busy Los Angeles airport didn’t jerk us awake. Gavin said this must be like how daddy feels, as we got out of the cab. It didn’t take me long to feel that adrenaline rush of being at the airport, and after all, this was our […]

Chicago To Meet With Gogo

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I started off the week by flying 436 miles from Toronto (YYZ) to Chicago on United. I took the 9:41 a.m. flight out, and the pre-clearance U.S. immigration line at YYZ was insanely long. The wait was about an hour and it provoked me to finally apply for a NEXUS pass. It took less than […]

Rome, Italy with my Dad

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 Before my trip to Italy I was in Connecticut hanging out with my family and friends over the Memorial Day weekend, and my brother Frank was kind enough to drive us 50 miles to John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York. Check-in for our Delta Airlines flight took only a few minutes and security […]

NYC For Canadian Market Place

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I flew on one of Air Canada‘s Embraer 175 regional jets for the scheduled 58-minute flight to La Guardia. Unfortunately, it was really windy in New York, and while we circled around waiting for clearance to land at the congested airport, pretty much everyone felt sick to their stomachs because the plane was bouncing around. […]