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Drugging Kids on Flights


Drugging Kids on Flights Would you sedate your child on a flight? 
Are parents who do, wrong?
 A Wall Street Journal  article  reported that many parents “drug” or sedate their kids on planes so they’ll be less bothersome for the parents, flight attendants and fellow passengers. The “drug” of choice seems to be Benadryl, and while it does calm kids, ... Read More »

Social Media’s Big Data Puts the Fun Back in Travel


Social Media’s Big Data Puts the Fun Back in Travel “Big Data” derived from social media has almost become a buzz word in decision-making, product-innovation circles. Now, a report coming out of Amadeus, a technology company that provides IT solutions to the travel and tourism industry, says that big data is poised to “shape the future of the travel industry.” ... Read More »

Why Airline Food Really Is Bad (1-min Audio PostCard)


AIRLINE2 1 Please click the Audio Player above to hear why Airline Food Really Does Taste Bad Text Version Is it actually the food the airlines serve (when they do) that tastes so bad, or is it the flying experience make the food taste so awful? Wired Magazine reported that a handful of brave volunteers made “the ultimate sacrifice for ... Read More »

Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel

Twitter Follow Smart Phones Revolutionize Travel Our new archetypal smart-phone traveler is sitting in traffic (or has wisely pulled over ), and books his flight via his phone. He then makes a rental car reservation, reviews hotel options on, say, TripAdvisor or Kayak and books his room, all on his mobile device. The light turns green (or he pulls back ... Read More »

Saying “Bye” to Continental’s Name… And Free Food


Saying “Bye” to Continental’s Name… And Free Food With the Continental-United merger a done deal watch for the legacy name “Continental” to fade into history. The Houston Chronicle says that Jeff Simisek, Continental’s CEO, starts his new job as the CEO of the new United Airlines, a fleet now carrying the name of United but the Continental emblem. The Continental ... Read More »

Airlines Impose New Summer Surcharge Fees

From From Kaleel Airlines Add Fees For Summer Travel When will it end? Ten to thirty bucks more is what you’ll be paying this summer as airlines impose a surcharge for flying on peak travel days… except this summer, all days are “peak flying days,” that’s 73 of 74 days on most flights from June 10 to August 22. ... Read More »

Chasing The 30K Airline Ticket

From From Kaleel The Thirty-Thousand Dollar Airline Ticket It’s a price sensitive world, where low cost airlines rule the roost and are increasingly the airlines of choice for many travelers, so it’s refreshing to meet a contrarian like blogger Rob Cockerham. He spends his time looking for the most expensive First/Business-Class tickets and luxury flights, and posting the results on ... Read More »

Airline Regulation Garbage

Posted by a TVP viewer 12/21/09 YouTube help center | e-mail options | report spam Petesburgh has made a comment on Stranded Passengers: Passenger Bill of Rights-Travel Video A: this is garbage legislation, although it’s well-meaning. the proponents of legislation tend to be static-minded and unaware of the dynamic effects this would (likely) cause. those who are proposing this are ... Read More »

Why You Can Fly Free..and other things!

Why Travel (and anything else) Can Be Free By Kaleel Sakakeeny with credit to Wired Magazine King Gillette had the idea first: Give the razor away but charge for the blade. That’s how airplane tickets can cost nothing. Give the airline ticket away for free. But charge for everything else. How else could Dublin-based Ryanair charge 1.3 million passengers just ... Read More »

Go Ahead! Use Your Cell Phone in Flight

From Kaleel ftp etc Soon cell phone use in flights will be the norm. Imagine texting and chatting away at 32,00 feet! Whatever happened to the caution that using cell phones in flight was a danger to navigation? Simple: the airlines realized they can make big bucks on in-flight cell phone usage. But a majority of travelers polled (84%) said ... Read More »

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