Top 10 in Travel News: Week of November 19, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Passenger gets $1,200 bill for in-flight Wi-Fi Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots Updated MileagePlus Premier Requirements for 2016 status Alaska Airlines launching new San Diego-Hawaii route South Korea temporarily suspends Asiana flights to San Francisco United Devalues… Checked Baggage Uber […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Seattle Airport + uberX

Uber

Seattle Airport + uberX Recently I was in Seattle and when I landed, I looked into getting an uberX—only to find out that they aren’t allowed to pick up at the airport, only drop off. Uber’s black car service can do airport pick-ups, but they’re much more expensive than uberX. I thought about taking the Link […]

Travel News: Week of February 26, 2014

Photo credit: Spike Aerospace

Top Travel News Supersonic jet ditches windows for massive live-streaming screens Another price hike at Disney World Ohana by Hawaiian says aloha to launching service in March Cruise Ship Attack Shocks Industry At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You United to replace 747s with 777s for flights to Sydney Radisson to […]

Sneak Peek: SilkAir’s New Boeing 737

SilkAir’s new Boeing 737-800

Last week I flew to Seattle compliments of Singapore Airlines so I could witness a momentous occasion for both Boeing and Singapore Airlines’ regional carrier SilkAir. In 2012, SilkAir made an important decision to go from an all Airbus fleet to a Boeing fleet. SilkAir currently flies more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations […]

Hotel profile: Four Seasons Seattle

Room at the Four Seasons Seattle

I was recently in Seattle touring Silk Air’s new 737 plane and the Boeing plants. I spent the first three nights at the Westin, which is a fine hotel, but for the last night, I was invited to stay at the Four Seasons Seattle. The Four Seasons is arguably the best hotel in Seattle—as is the […]

Fare of the Day: Seattle to New York for $48

SEA-JFK 48

I’m researching airfares for an interview and just stumbled across a $48 one-way JetBlue fare from Seattle to New York on February 3! Not sure how long it would last but if you’ve never been to NY nows the time! Here’s the link to our booking tool.  

The Seattle Seahawks’ 2014 Victory Parade

Seattle Seahawks Victory Parade Feb 2014-004

I was in Seattle last week to witness SilkAir welcome its first Boeing 737-800 but as luck would have it I was also able to catch the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win and victory parade while I was there! Unfortunately, it was unseasonably cold and because the parade started really late and I was dressed inappropriately, watched […]

Travel News: Week of September 18, 2013

Travel News September 18, 2013

Top Travel News United says it will honor free tickets in online mistake WSJ: Airplane Wi-Fi Gets Up to Speed LAX to open 9 new gates in international terminal Seattle airport to install automated gate exits TSA unveils plans for tiered screening process Passenger who groped woman on flight sentenced to 9 months Former TWA […]