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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
New App Launches For Booking a 'Hotel Tonight'

New App Launches For Booking a 'Hotel Tonight'

Hotel Tonight is a new mobile app specifically designed to make booking last minute hotel room reservations a cinch. With all the disastrous winter weather plaguing the country this year, the Hotel Tonight app could be your savior when flights get canceled in Chicago, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC or San Francisco, or […]

February 1, 2011 | By | 1 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
I Love This New Travel Accessory!

I Love This New Travel Accessory!

Meet the SPI Belt, an ingenious invention that combines the best attributes of a money belt, travel wallet, and fanny pack.  The name stands for small personal item belt. This lightweight, flexible little belt is comfy to wear (inside or outside of clothing) and expands to hold an astonishing amount of important personal items.  Wear […]

January 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

Travelers – Phone Home Totally Free!

International travelers sing hallelujah – there’s finally an easy way to phone home from anywhere in the world totally free!!! It’s fast, easy, and free.  I’ve tried it and I LOVE IT! The folks at Google Labs have developed a computer to phone calling system that works from any GMail account.  If you don’t have […]

January 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

At Last, A Chip & Pin Card for America!

Finally! – there’s a chip & pin card solution available for American travelers to Europe.  For years travelers from the United States have been stymied by our ‘swipe and sign’ credit cards while traveling in Europe where ‘chip & pin’ style cards are the standard. US travelers have been unable to make purchases at train […]

December 20, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Google Has The Easiest Tool For Finding Hotels

Google Has The Easiest Tool For Finding Hotels

This is my new favorite way to search for hotel rates – EASY and FAST! Click on Google Maps In search box enter ‘hotels in (city)’ Google will return a map with all the hotel locations noted, and the left column will display hotel information with real-time availability and rates.  You can even enter the […]

November 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
Easiest Way To Find Low Price Airline Tickets

Easiest Way To Find Low Price Airline Tickets

Don’t you just love finding low price airline tickets to your favorite destination? Don’t you hate missing an airline sale because you didn’t hear about it in time?  Thanks to the terrific airfare alert service by AirFareWatchDog.com you may never miss a great airline sale again! Here’s why I love this website.  Simplicity! Airfarewatchdog.com presents […]

November 15, 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
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