Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Are you looking for a unique travel gift for the holidays? Well, check out these new Jumpseat Bags (available at JumpseatBags.com) from the makers of Sky Belts and Plane Wear Apparel. They’re created by the daughter of an airline pilot and are made from vintage aircraft seat fabric, so they’re not just hip and handy – the reused materials make them perfect for the eco-conscious consumer.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Southwest is working with ATA Airlines with respect to the terms and conditions of the bid. The bid does not contemplate operating ATA, but it is intended to allow Southwest to acquire the LGA slots.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Do you want to freak your friends out? Of course you do! This website will help you do just that and more as it lets users create incredible backdrops that will make you (or a friend!) look like a rockstar in two simple clicks. It’s free, quick and no registration is necessary. You definitely have to check this out!
Monday, November 17, 2008
I’ve received a few emails lately from people asking for gift ideas for friends and family members who love to travel. Most seasoned travelers already carry noise-canceling headsets. Bose is the industry leader but they’re also the most expensive at $300 a set. My big gripe with these headphones is that they’re bulky and since I rarely check bags, I have limited carry-on space. However, many globetrotters can’t bear the thought of leaving home without them. So, if you’re contemplating these as a gift but don’t want to shell out three bills, then there’s an alternative. A company called Outside the Box Group has been making noise-canceling headphones for about six years and their newest model is the PlaneQuiet Platinum. They’re $200 less than the big name models. The pros are that they’re comfortable to wear and have good sound quality. But ... and it’s a big but ... they don’t cancel out all the noise from the engines and loud seatmates as well as their competitors’ products. But they’ll do the trick, they’re FAA-compliant and they’re compatible with iPods, MP3 players, DVD players and laptop computers. Available at: ProTravelGear.com for $99.95.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It seems like there’s a website for anything and everything these days. However, I didn’t realize that there was one solely for getting discount lift tickets at major resorts across the country. You have to do some price comparisons – check the resort’s website as well (yes, I’m sure they have one – just Google it). http://www.johnnyjet.com/google.html Liftopia’s prices could be substantially cheaper but keep in mind that you’re required to pay online and there are no refunds or changes allowed. The tickets are only good for the dates specified. Just bring your ID and a printout to pick up the tickets at will call. It also allows users to register so they can get e-mails about last-minute deals.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
One of my travel gurus, Peter Greenberg, is just about to release a new book titled Don’t Go There: The Travel Detective’s Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World. In preparation for the launch, he has created a website where people can contribute to the list of places NOT to go. It’s pretty funny so if you have a tip or a gripe, check it out!