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Consumer Traveler Today: Senator calls for FAA investigation of runaway fees U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) late last month, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate hidden, runaway fuel surcharges and airline fees that can double passenger fares despite plummeting fuel costs. This is a part of the long-running effort to have airlines be more transparent
Originally built in 1948 by businessman George Sax, the hotel – which hosted Hollywood royalty from Marilyn Monroe to Frank Sinatra – was the first luxury property to grace Miami Beach, instigating the myriad luxury hotels that now line the strip. ‘We are bringing the old Saxony back to life with ambitious and beautiful design and materials,’ says Faena of the 169-room property. In a bid to move away from traditional hotel conceptions, Faena enlisted a movie duo, director and producer Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin to oversee the top-to-toe renovation.
It is no secret that airlines are waging an increasingly pitched battle for the biggest-spending passengers who fly in premium classes: The carriers have deployed amenities like fluffy feather duvets and spa treatments. Now, Delta Air Lines is trying to gain an edge with its food — a decidedly tall order.
Secret bars are nothing new, of course, but very few have mastered the quirky yet elegant style of the newly opened Foxglove tucked away on Duddell Street, at the heart of Hong Kong's Central district. From the team who bought us the cooler-than-thou Mrs Pound, Foxglove, is a 1950s-style watering hole serving up classic cocktails. The speakeasy-style lounge bar
AMERICAN AIRLINES ADDS ONLINE TRACKING FOR CHECKED BAGS—SO YOU CAN WATCH YOUR SUITCASE FROM START TO FINISH. Frequent fliers of American Airlines can bid adieu to hour-long waits at baggage claim: The airline recently introduced a tracking service on its website, through which customers can track their bag as it makes its way from check-in counter all the way to baggage carousel.
The combination of beautiful waves, warm climate and a rad culture makes Bali one of the best destinations on the planet (sorry Norway! But see below). The camp is the perfect spot to just chill out at after a long day of surfing. Take a swim in the pool, hang out in the garden lounge or relax in the sun.