Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 6, 2094

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: NY Post: Everything freaked-out fliers need to know about Ebola Wellesley Hotel in London charges man $127 for three bottles of water A private contractor has 300 days to search one of the most remote places on Earth for MH370 American Airlines ends meals for premium fliers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 30, 2014

jetBlue

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: JetBlue weighs first-bag fee to boost revenue Air Algerie Plane Crashes En Route to Algiers TransAsia crash in Taiwan claims 48 lives, injures 10 Delta Just Raised the Stakes in the In-Flight Entertainment Arms Race Costa Concordia wreck enters Genoa port for scrapping Virgin America files for […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On

Seatbelt

Don’t Use the Bathroom When the Seatbelt Sign is On Tuesday’s tip was to check out turbulence forecast maps before or while you fly to get an idea of if and when your flight will be turbulent. These forecasts are especially helpful when you have access to inflight Wi-Fi, as more current data can help you anticipate […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get the Turbulence Forecast

Weather

Get the Turbulence Forecast Before I fly, I always check the weather forecast for that day. I also check Weather.com’s 10-day forecast so I know what to pack. To make it easier for myself and our loyal readers, I’ve created my own weather resource page, which has all kinds of handy weather maps, including a […]

App of the Week: Turbulence Forecast

Turbulence Forecast iPhone App

Turbulence Forecast App (they also have a website) gives you insider information to help you estimate if your flight will be turbulent or smooth. You’ll have access to the same maps the pros use. It’s free and compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Website of the Week: TurbulenceForecast

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I recently flew from Toronto to L.A. on American Airlines and that flight now has Wi-Fi thanks to Gogo. I almost always use it so when the captain announced we were descending rapidly because we were about to hit severe turbulence due to an unusual strong Jetstream the first site I logged on to was […]