Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 15, 2014

Heart One, the first in Southwest's new livery, sits at a hangar at Dallas Love Field

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Southwest Airlines celebrates end of Wright Amendment Virgin Atlantic cancels Little Red domestic flight service Marriott to adopt new stricter cancellation policy Detectives in Dubai are going to be wearing Google Glass so they can fight crime using facial recognition technology. Federal Officials Cast Doubt on Ebola […]

Travel Video of the Week: Virgin Atlantic Safety Film

Virgin Atlantic safety video

We’ve written recently about other fun airline safety videos (including Air New Zealand’s and Delta’s) and now Virgin Atlantic has jumped into the game. With the Oscars this past Sunday, Virgin Atlantic plays homage to film in its latest safety video, taking inspiration from iconic titles such as Brief Encounter and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Created […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Make Major Announcement


Today’s big travel news was another major shake-up in the airline industry: Virgin Atlantic and Delta have announced a joint venture with Delta investing $360 million in Virgin Atlantic to acquire a 49% stake in the airline. The merger is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 and should offer some great opportunities that […]

Submit Your Best Travel Tip And Win “Convenient” Goodies


As a collective group, if  each tourist had a dollar for every time they said “Damn, I wish I knew … ” while abroad, my guess is they’d challenge a lottery jackpot. Oprah would likely call this your ‘Aha!’ moment. Unfortunately, ‘Aha!’ moments, after the fact, in the air or overseas are not very helpful. […]

Travel Contests: Win a seat on Virgin Atlantic’s first Vancouver flight

Contest - Vancouver

This week’s featured travel contests: Win a seat on Virgin Atlantic’s first Vancouver flight Win a trip for two for 6 days and 7 nights in Rome, Italy Win tickets on KLM LAN Airline’s Mother’s Day Contest Belgraves – Instagram Contest Win a Dance-Filled Getaway from Promax Nutrition! JdV Hotels celebrates 25 years with a […]

Virgin Atlantic/NYC/Canada/DTW


 Staying in an airport hotel overlooking the runway and then seeing all the flight crews in the lobby really got me all fired up to get on a plane (like I need any extra help). I saw airlines I rarely get to see such as Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, South African Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, […]

Rome, L.A. & Manhattan Beach In Style


Greetings from Southern California! So I needed to be back home in Los Angeles for an important meeting and to catch the Manhattan Beach Open. Instead of taking Alitalia’s nonstop service from Rome to LAX I went through London on two UK-based airlines, British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic. Yeah, I know, two of the […]

Toronto to SFO/LAX on Virgin America


Greetings from sunny Southern California! There’s no place like home, and this week the spectacular weather made it even more special. I will show you some pics of my fun week, including the Hermosa Beach Open (volleyball), along with a trip report of Virgin America’s newest route: Toronto to LAX/SFO. VIRGIN AMERICA GOES INTERNATIONAL A […]