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Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

Delta Levied A Huge Fine For Neglecting Disabled Passengers

If you need wheelchair assistance when flying…. don’t choose Delta!  The Department of Transportation has levied a fine of $2 million against Delta for failing “many times” to assist fliers with disabilities appropriately.  This is the largest penalty imposed by the DOT against an air carrier.  Investigations found that not only did Delta fail to […]

February 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

Virgin America is Expanding to Chicago

In a very short period of time, Virgin America has put the old-boy airlines to shame by offering affordable airfares while delivering exceptional customer service. On May 25, 2011, Virgin America will begin flying new routes out of Chicago O’Hare Airport to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Let’s hope they continue to show the big […]

February 21, 2011 | By | Reply More
Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Okay, which one of you asked Santa for snow this winter?  Whoever you are, you certainly got your wish!  With so much snow on the ground, there’s nothing to do but head to the mountains for some record breaking runs. We’ve found a terrific website to help you “ski more and pay less” at Liftopia.com. […]

February 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Should You Dress Your Family in Body Part Concealing Shirts for Airport Screening?

Should You Dress Your Family in Body Part Concealing Shirts for Airport Screening?

More and more travelers are becoming wary of the new TSA X-Ray screening machines that are being proliferated throughout our airports.  To help travelers maintain some semblance of privacy, several companies have begun producing underwear with strategically positioned patches that block x-rays and prevents the traveler’s ‘privates’ from being revealed to airport screeners. BUT beware, […]

January 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Friday Night Parties With Van Gogh

Friday Night Parties With Van Gogh

Vacationing in Amsterdam is always exciting, and in fact, they often  set new trends for social venues.  Such is the case with a new tradition…. Friday night parties at the Van Gogh Museum.   Just after dark the museum dims their lights, sets up the bar and brings in the DJs.  From 6 to 10 pm […]

January 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
American Airlines Seems Determined To Irritate Their Customers

American Airlines Seems Determined To Irritate Their Customers

There’s a new airline battle that’s just begun that you should keep an eye on. American Airlines  has made a move to topple one of the largest online travel sites by refusing to supply pricing information to Orbitz.com and demanding that Orbitz remove American Airlines flight information from their search results.  It seems American wants […]

January 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
Don't Let Your Frequent Flyer Miles Expire

Don't Let Your Frequent Flyer Miles Expire

December is a good month to check your airline frequent flyer mile balances to be sure none are due to expire at year’s end.  If you do have miles expiring, you will need to earn a few miles to keep your account active.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to purchase a […]

December 8, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Our Holiday Gift For You!

Our Holiday Gift For You!

The good folks at Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts have shared some very special recipes with us, and we’re thrilled to offer you.. Our Free Ebook – just click the cover to read! Or you can access a large print version, bookmark the book, or purchase a full color copy here. Be sure to bookmark this […]

December 7, 2010 | By | Reply More
Load Up Your Kindle – 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time

Load Up Your Kindle – 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time

I just pulled this tip off of Twitter.  National Geographic Adventure has put together a terrific list of the 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time. For every traveler with a Kindle or any type electronic book reader, this list is indispensable.  Never again do you have to be stuck in airport with nothing good […]

November 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
American Airlines & JetBlue Announce Recipricol Frequent Flyer Programs

American Airlines & JetBlue Announce Recipricol Frequent Flyer Programs

American Airlines and JetBlue have begun an interline partnership which means that you will be able to change planes between the two carriers with ease.  Fly from a west coast city to New York or Boston on JetBLue and connect easily for international flights on American.  It also means to me that if a flight […]

November 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Earn 1,000 Extra Miles From United – Check In Using Your Phone

Earn 1,000 Extra Miles From United – Check In Using Your Phone

United Airlines wants to encourage everyone traveling over the holidays to learn how to check in using their ‘mobile device’. Anyone who owns an iPhone, Android or Blackberry can go paperless, receive their boarding pass on their mobile phone, and earn 1,000 bonus miles.  This reminds me of the days (not very long ago) when […]

November 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Free Airline Wifi For the Holidays

Google Chrome is giving everyone an early holiday gift.  From November 20 until January 2nd Google will be sponsoring free Wifi connections on all Delta, Virgin America and Air Tran domestic flights through Gogo on-board internet services.  This is the second year in a row that Google has given holiday travelers a gift of connectivity.  […]

November 9, 2010 | By | Reply More
Disney Does Priceline For The First Time In History

Disney Does Priceline For The First Time In History

Here’s a great article by travel guru, Arthur Frommer, informing all you Disney lovers that you’ll soon be able to book Disney hotels on Priceline for the first time in history. Famous Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Will be Offered at Discount Prices Starting in Mid-November Yes, the economy is even hitting Disney hard and […]

November 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

US Dollar Not Being Accepted in Mexico Vacation Spots

For years vacationers from the United States could count on using their US dollars in Mexico without doing a currency exchange – no more! In an effort to thwart drug-related money laundering, the Mexican government has put a cap on the amount of US dollars foreigners and businesses can trade for Pesos (Mexican currency).   Since […]

October 26, 2010 | By | Reply More
Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Only A Few More Days Until Spa Week Begins!

Treatments only $50 at premier spas. Everyone loves a bargain and everyone loves to be pampered. Spa Week brings it all together with featured treatments at celebrated spas across the country being offered at greatly reduced rates. Fashioned after the Restaurant Week concept, Spa Week (scheduled for October 11-17, 2010) features wonderful spa treatments for […]

October 6, 2010 | By | Reply More
Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

Emergency, Bereavement and Compassion Airfares – Who Offers Them and How To Get Them

It is still just the ‘big boys’ (legacy airlines) that offer emergency airfares. The low cost carriers like JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit etc simply do not offer these types of fares. I found it very surprising that while American, Continental, Delta and United all have ‘Compassion’ fare policies, US Airways does not. They are the only major US legacy airline that does not offer bereavement fares – shame on them!

Here is a breakdown of airlines that offer Bereavement, Compassion, or Emergency airfares, along with links for more information and phone numbers of where to call for tickets. NOTE: It is always necessary to secure these types of tickets by phone – they cannot be purchased on the airline’s websites.

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Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Congrats Virgin America – Best Domestic Airline 3rd Year in A Row!

Virgin America is beaming with pride today as the results of Conde Nast Traveler’s Annual Business Travel Poll are announced.  Virgin America has been named the country’s Best Domestic Airline yet again by business travelers – three years and counting!  To celebrate they’ve announced a great two day sale with fares from just $119 coast […]

September 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Skip The Resort Fees in Vegas

Now here’s some good news that I hope other resort hotels will adopt! The Harrah’s group of hotels in Las Vegas have eliminated their resort fees. That means Planet Hollywood, Caesar’s Palace, Harrah’s, Paris, Rio Suites, The Flamingo, Bally’s, and the Imperial Palace have all stopped automatically charging a resort fee for every booking. So […]

September 17, 2010 | By | Reply More
Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Eat Out In Orlando – September is Dining Month

Orlando Florida is inviting you for “Magical Dining” in September with set price menus all month long at many of Orlando’s best restaurants.  What better reason do you need to wonder outside of the theme parks and have dinner in a local Orlando restaurant?  Three course dinners are $30 per person at participating restaurants.  See […]

September 13, 2010 | By | Reply More
Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Sept 25th Is Free Museum Day Across America

Thanks to an initiative coordinated by Smithsonian Magazine, thousands of museums across the United States will open their doors to visitors free of charge on September 25, 2010.  The Smithsonian wants you to ‘take your brain on a fieldtrip’ and enjoy a day meandering through a museum near you.  Let’s face it we all have […]

September 12, 2010 | By | Reply More