May 25

Acing Summer Travel

Helpful advice from Forbes for when you hit the road this summer –
(1) Fly early or after rush hour
(2) Board without luggage
(3) Grab the bulkhead (seats just before the galley)
(4) Study airport maps
(5) Be nice to everyone

Read the full story here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2013/05/25/5-ways-to-ace-your-air-travel-this-summer/

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May 08

Five Travel Problems and the Sites That Try to Solve Them

The New York Times has put together a great list of five websites that deal with travel problems, like multi-city flight bookings, in a blog post today:

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/07/five-travel-problems-and-the-sites-that-try-to-solve-them/

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April 17

Eurostar Upgrades

Headed to Europe in the coming future? Soon the London-Paris-Brussels train will receive some upgrades. Per CNN:

“Its chief executive, Nicolas Petrovic, says a new fleet of trains will be ready by 2015, and to go with it, there will be new uniforms and new products. Recently a redesigned website was launched to make it easier for passengers to book trips. But the real change over coming years will be a broadened destination network.”

Read the full story here: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/15/travel/eurostar-nicolas-petrovic/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

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March 24

Take-Off and Landing Reading

Good news from the FAA! Per the New York Times:

“According to people who work with an industry working group that the Federal Aviation Administration set up last year to study the use of portable electronics on planes, the agency hopes to announce by the end of this year that it will relax the rules for reading devices during takeoff and landing. The change would not include cellphones.”

This came after consumer pressure to provide scientific data behind why current rules exist.

Read the full story here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/disruptions-f-a-a-may-loosen-curbs-on-fliers-use-of-electronics/

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March 01

Spring Break Plans

If you haven’t booked your March/April travels yet, the New York Times has compiled some suggestions for you – “from budget to beyond.”

“What follows are nine “wish list” trips our agents came up with, with prices ranging from a thrifty $3,649 for a family cruise to a whopping $1.06 million for the privilege of experiencing life on a private yacht.”

Read the full list, and all trip details, here: http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/travel/9-spring-breaks-from-budget-to-beyond.html?hpw

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