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 […]

KLM Airlines to allow social media payment options

AMS-YYZ-on-KLM-July-1-2013-021-910x603

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, known for its innovative uses of social media in simplifying travel for their customers, has just become the first airline in the world to allow their passengers to pay for flights via social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Previously, customers were able to use these sites for services such […]

14 Travel Tweeters to Follow in 2014

2014 Tweeter headshots_edited

Twitter has become one of the top go-to resources for travelers looking for travel information, recommendations and inspiration. There are plenty of great travel tweeters to choose from (here’s a massive list) but the 14 below (in no particular order) will not disappoint. Some are old, some are new and they’re all for those who love […]

Travel Website of the Week: Twitter Alerts

Twitter Alerts 610

Here’s another reason for you to get on Twitter (as if following me and others to find the best travel deals wasn’t enough). The U.S. Government has created a Twitter Alerts page, which will send critical information to your phone (once Twitter is installed on it) in real time. Just register your phone number online and you […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Make the Most of Twitter

United tweet

Make the most of Twitter To save as much money as possible, and to travel prepared, make sure to follow all the airlines, hotels and travel players on Twitter so you can be the first to know about sales, mistake fares (think United’s $5-$10 fares last week) and travel updates. Here’s a handy resource list […]

American Airlines Tests New Boarding Process

AA

Today is Twitter’s seventh birthday and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to how much this microblogging tool has grown in such a short time and how powerful it has become in sharing information. Especially in light of something that’s happened recently. Last Saturday, I was flying from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles and […]

Website of the Week: Tweriod

Tweriod

One of the websites I learned about at this weekend’s L.A. Times Travel Show was from my fellow panelist, Jessica Marati of Gadling.com. It won’t save you money, but if you use Twitter for business it might make you money. It’s called Tweriod and it’s a free tool that helps you make the most of […]