Top 10 in Travel News: Week of February 25, 2015

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta tests 20-minute ‘guarantee’ for checked bags The DOT Will Not Force United to Honor $50 First Class Fare Mistakes Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana JetBlue Officially Requests a Customs and Immigration Facility in Long Beach Aruba arrivals surpass one million mark for first time […]

Travel Video of the Week: Indian Girl Confronts Her Alleged Harasser on Flight

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A middle-aged wealthy Indian man is paying the price for reaching through the seat in front of him and inappropriately touching a young woman on an Indigo flight to Bhubaneswar. Since the woman knew the police wouldn’t do anything about the pervert’s misconduct, she decided to take action into her own hands by publicly shaming him […]

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

JetBlue bill

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Win for travelers: Congress caps airline-ticket TSA fees Korean Air Executive Ejects Crew Member After Poor Nut Service Uber has been banned in Delhi after a driver was accused of raping a passenger American Airlines Set To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta Sir Richard Branson […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of December 3, 2014

Carry-on

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Terrorism Concerns Have U.K., U.S. Eyeing Carry-On Luggage Ban Passenger asked to deplane after emotional support pig was disruptive India Allowing Visas on Arrival for U.S. Tourists United launches seasonal Dublin, Venice routes (flights begin June 4) British man misses honeymoon after air rage forces emergency landing […]

Travel Video of the Week: British Airways’ “Go further to get closer”

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I really love this British Airways video, and I’m not surprised that it went viral. It’s not even five-minutes long, but it gives you a little insight into what it’s like to be part of an arranged marriage in India and not really be able to know your spouse, before and even after marriage because of family […]

Travel News: Week of December 11, 2013

AA-US

Top Travel News What to Expect: The American Airlines-US Airways Merger Amex Platinum Losing AA/US Lounge Access; New Centurion Lounges Announced for LGA and SFO For Sale at Delta: Elite-Qualifying Miles U.S. State Department issues warning about crime in Venezuela You can now apply for TSA PreCheck—in Indiana Gogo moves a step closer to international […]

Travel News: Week of September 25, 2013

Peter Greenberg in Kenya

Top Travel News Travel Safety in Kenya Now & the Attack on the Nairobi Mall European airport regulators to begin allowing some liquids in carry-on Gianni Versace’s former Miami home to reopen as a hotel F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices Customs Waits at Airports Found to Be Three to Five Hours Emirates Announces New Boston-Dubai Flights […]

Off the beaten track, India: Tiruvannamalai

View of Mount Aranchala

When I put out on my Facebook page that I was on a train bound for Tiruvannamalai, one of the funniest comments I got was “better save some vowels for the trip back.”  Tiruvannamalai (pronounced Tiru-vanah-ma-lie or Tiru, for short) is a mountain town located in south east India, three hours inland from the popular […]