Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 8, 2014

News

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: How Different Countries Are Screening for Ebola Can you catch Ebola on a plane? Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for blocking guests’ Wi-Fi 2-yr-old $2.1B Atlantic City Revel hotel sells for $110 million. Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF SWISS […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

Chicago

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

Travel Product of the Week: NETGEAR Trek Travel Router and Range Extender

NETGEAR

The good folks over at NETGEAR just sent me one of their Trek Travel Router and Range Extenders, which is really a perfect product for Wi-Fi and travel junkies like me. That’s because it instantly shares any public internet connection with all of your devices—and makes it a secure connection by putting up a firewall […]

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 Website of the Week: HotelWiFiTest.com

HotelWiFiTest.com

Arguably, the most important hotel amenity these days is free Wi-Fi. The problem is the speed. Sometimes, a hotel’s Wi-Fi is so slow you can’t even download your email or upload a photo. Well, HotelWiFiTest.com offers a way to not only test the speed before you book but to share the results via a number of social […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 25, 2014

Delta

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Delta Goes Lie-Flat on Transcon Boeing 757s Pilots blamed for Asiana crash Man tries to delay flight at London City Airport using fire alarm You’re 3 Times More Likely to Have Delayed & Lost Bags in European Airports than Anywhere Else American to slash Venezuela flights on […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of June 18, 2014

Baggage

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: #Carryonshame Campaign Aims to Expose Overpacked Travelers Fancy a trip to space? You can buy it on Alibaba’s Taobao site for $96,400 Yotel ‘micro-hotel’ concept coming to San Francisco Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport now offering free Wi-Fi Expedia adopts Bitcoin payments for hotel bookings Google Updates Flight Search With […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of May 28, 2014

Thailand

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Thailand army chief takes control over government in coup d’etat 100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica Canada relaxes restrictions on mobile devices in flight French trains too big for platforms Feds to require more transparency in airline fees ‘Near midair collision’ at Newark airport […]