Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 17, 2014

Marriott

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Marriott to Place Gratitude Envelopes in Hotel Guest Rooms Free In Flight GoGo Wifi & Free In Flight Texting with T-Mobile WestJet to charge some travellers for first checked bag Minnesota Man Films TSA Attempt To Screen Him After He Lands Southwest plans Baltimore-Costa Rica flights Australia […]

Travel Video of the Week: WestJet Christmas Miracle

WestJet Christmas Miracle

Flying can be stressful during the holidays, but not on this WestJet flight! WestJet passengers flying from Toronto to Calgary were recently treated to a little Christmas magic courtesy of the airline, and as you’ll see in the video above, the results were heartwarming. Before boarding at Toronto Pearson, passengers were asked by a virtual […]

Travel News: Week of November 26, 2013

Phone

Top Travel News U.S. to Consider Cellphone Use on Planes Customers can now bid for an upgrade on American Airlines CNN: Fewer people traveling for Thanksgiving WestJet to Launch Transatlantic Service in an Unlikely Way JFK to open ‘cutting-edge animal facility’ European Commission Says Yes to Calling In-Flight FAA to check overweight pilots, air traffic […]

Travel News: Week of August 28, 2013

Photo credit: Skift

Top Travel News Travelocity Gives In, Sites To Be Powered by Expedia Singapore Airlines Introduces Kid-Free Quiet Zone on Budget Carrier Scoot Allegiant Expands, Low Cost Carrier to Serve 99 US Airports Billionaire to buy Hayman Island WestJet launches new fare bundle option Plus Flying high: Delta equips 19,000 flight attendants with Windows Phones Delta […]

New York to Toronto on WestJet

WestJet

Trip:  LGA-YYZ Airline:  WestJet Aircraft:  737-600 Scheduled Departure Time:  12pm Push Back from Gate:  12:05pm Actual Departure Time:  12:50pm Actual Arrival Time: 1:59pm Announced Flight time: 1:02 Miles: 335 Seat:  12C Cost:  $211.30 SPG AMEX Paid U.S. Open to Toronto I was in New York attending the U.S. Open as one of SPG American Express’ […]

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

"Escort" performs at the 2012 Montreal Jazz Festival. CREDIT: Jean-Francois Leblanc

ALL THAT JAZZ Calling all music lovers to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal By Kelly Merritt: Every year for more than three decades, people from all over the world have come to soak up energy of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The massive main stage is surrounded by several other stages […]

WestJet Introduces New Route: Exploring Calgary, Banff, & Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Despite a 45-minute drive to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) from Los Angeles, the short line to check in at WestJet and go through security probably made the overall travel time to get to the gate less than it would have been to fight the lines that Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has become […]