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Independent Hoteliers Top TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Independent Hoteliers Top TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels

TripAdvisor announced it’s best 25 hotels in its 10th Annual Travelers’ Choice Awards and the majority of the listed hotels are independent or small chains. Marriott, Hilton, and many of the top hotels chains were not on the list. The top ranking went to the Elysian Hotel in Chicago, which is set to join the […]

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Pay Attention During Cruise Emergency Drills

January 14th, 2012 · Comments Off on Pay Attention During Cruise Emergency Drills

At the start of every cruise, the crew usually makes you go through a series of drills to help you understand the emergency evacuation protocols of the ship you’re on. Go on enough cruises and eventually you might start tuning out. It’s like safety talks on airplanes, it’s easy to tune out when you don’t […]

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American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

November 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

Airline bankruptcies happen so often these days it’s almost not even news but American Airlines’ parent company, AMR, filed today and hopes to continue operating as it works its way through the process. American Airlines is the last “legacy” airline to seek this protection despite its efforts to avoid it. American Airlines was the largest […]

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Places To See Before They Disappear

April 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Places To See Before They Disappear

Don’t think global warming and climate change exist? Then why is there a book called 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear? It’s kind of sad really, that there are endangered places now. The basic premise is that climate change is increasing the temperature of the world, which melts glaciers and causes the sea level […]

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Fortune: Most Admired Airlines

March 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Fortune: Most Admired Airlines

Fortune shared a list of the most admired airlines, as measured by a survey of industry peers, in which Delta Airlines secured the top spot. This list has a lot of familiar faces but only two US airline carriers – Delta at #1 and Southwest at #3. I bet the list would look a lot […]

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Revenue Breakdown of an Airline Ticket

March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Revenue Breakdown of an Airline Ticket

Everyone enjoys an interactive chart right? Here’s one breaking down an airline ticket price into its constituent expenses. From the average ticket price of $506.62 for a flight from Los Angeles, CA to New York City, NY, the airline only books about $33.45 in profits. That’s a mere 6.5% profit margin, one that can get […]

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Eight Airports Added to List That Allow Flights to Cuba

March 9th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Before today, the only way you could fly to Cuba was out of Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. You had to be a student on an educational trip or a religious group. Announced today, the Customers and Border Protection agency has added Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Atlanta, and San Juan, Puerto […]

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Don’t Put Valuables in Check Luggage

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Don’t Put Valuables in Check Luggage

Not all checked luggage reaches their destination, which should be reason enough not to put anything valuable in your luggage, but the reality that it takes two seconds to break into a zipper, regardless of the “lock” you get, probably the seals that decision. Now couple it with the fact that two TSA agents were […]

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Would You Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs?

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Would You Enroll in Trusted Traveler Programs?

I hate going to the airport. If air travel weren’t so much faster than driving, I’d probably drive everywhere (I’m not a huge fan of driving either). That’s why I was intrigued to read about a resurgence in trusted traveler type programs. It’s too bad they’re just in the early stages because I’d be the […]

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Disney Scraps/Denies Plan to Limit Roaming Characters

January 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Disney Scraps/Denies Plan to Limit Roaming Characters

A week ago, Mouse Planet reported that Disneyland was planning on limiting the number of roaming characters, they’re known as “walkarounds” or “atmosphere characters,” in order to increase their PhotoPass sales (they’ve since backed down). Atmosphere characters just wander the park interacting with guests, which includes photographs. When you take your own photo, you don’t […]

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