A Little Government Shutdown Cheer from JetBlue

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As the much maligned shutdown of the U.S. federal government rolls on, here at last is a positive development—and it comes from JetBlue. The New York-based airline announced today its plan to “Keep Bills Moving” by offering complimentary Even More Speed passes (good for expedited security processing) to all passengers named “Bill” flying out of […]

Washington DC

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I arrived to Dulles International Airport with the Icelandair clan (the executives hosted a gate party in celebration of their inaugural flight), so I jumped on their charter bus to the city. That saved me a good $40 or so. When their bus pulled up to the Milford Hotel, I said my goodbyes and hailed […]

Bolt Bus Washington DC to NYC for Cheap

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On Saturday I was planning on flying from Washington, D.C., to Toronto, but my sister called and said my dad wasn’t feeling great. So I canceled my plane ticket and did some research on getting to New York so I could see my dad. This is what I learned: Airfares between the two cities are […]

Second Trip To DC in a Month

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My second trip to D.C. this month was last Thursday, when I flew United Airlines from Los Angeles to Dulles Airport. Here are some of my observations and tips from that trip. -When the ticket was booked for me a week before the trip, I immediately went to assign myself a seat, but everything was […]

My Top 2009 Hotel Rooms

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Copacabana Palace — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil The most prestigious hotel in South America is the Copacabana Palace. It was built in 1923 and practically every celebrity (Tom Cruise checked in just after we checked out) or dignitary who has visited Rio has stayed here. Here’s my trip report. JW Marriott — Guanacaste, Costa Rica […]