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Future: First Class Travel

Airlines across the world are always looking to make their first-class cabins portraits of over-the-top indulgence. Etihad Airways offers ultra-private and spacious “apartments.” Emirates even has a personal shower and spa. Then there’s SkyStue: a new concept that shows one vision of what first-class airline cabins could look like someday. read more


Vice President Joe Biden : “LaGuardia a third-world country”

That long-awaited makeover can’t come quickly enough.
New York City’s three main airports are regularly ranked on lists of airports travelers try hardest to avoid, but it’s LaGuardia that nearly always lands the dubious honor of being named the worst of the worst. (Its detractors include no less than Vice President Joe Biden, who once famously likened LaGuardia to “a third-world country.”) read more


Virgin Atlantic has partnered up with aromatherapy brand ‘de Mamiel’ to offer relaxation products to premium passengers

Virgin Atlantic has partnered up with aromatherapy brand ‘de Mamiel’ to offer relaxation products to premium passengers. Offered to Upper Class customers, de Mamiel’s aromatherapy is being offered alongside fellow British brand “This Works”. de Mamiel’s aromatherapy oils are offered with hot towels. The oils differ depending on whether it is a day or night flight. During the day “Enliven” has a blend of bergamot, sweet orange and yan ylang, while in the evening, read more


Airline Solutions: Connections and weather problems

This collection of airline common sense solutions have all been used by travelers over the years. They come from a book, Travel Rights, that is being issued in its 3rd Edition in late July, and by the chapter on TravelersUnited.org . Hopefully, these kinds read more


A Flight Attendant’s Guide to Complaining Effectively

Turns out, there is a nice way to say everything.

Jet lag, flight delays, crammed airplane seats: Getting from point A to point B doesn’t always bring out the best in us. But to make it through some of travel’s most stressful scenarios, you have to stay calm and choose your words wisely. Speak like this for sm
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TSA Lines: Trying to Get Past Airport Security Faster? Get in Line #IHateTheWait

Officials at the Transportation Security Administration thought they had the solution for long lines at airports: “PreCheck” – It has not worked as planned.

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It has not worked as planned.

Customers who apply for the program, which requires a fee of $85 and a background check, say they continue to face long waits to obtain the PreCheck clearance. Such delays could grow worse because the number of people signing up for PreCheck has more than tripled in the last few months, climbing to 16,000 a day on average in May, agency officials said.

That surge has led to long delays in processing applications. Dozens of passengers who have recently tried to sign up for PreCheck say they have been given appointments for the in-person interviews needed to complete the process that are weeks or even months away.


American Airlines Will Reward Fliers Based on Dollars, Not Miles

American Airlines is following other airlines by basing perks like free flights on how much passengers spend on tickets, not how many miles they fly.

The change, which matches those at Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, starts with flights on Aug. 1 and rewards American’s highest-paying passengers. read more


Air Travel : The Biology & The Circadian Rhythm

Tokyo ready for lunch, or that induce a fatigue so great it’s difficult to keep your eyes open, even walking down La Rambla. Yes, we’re talking about jet lag—but thankfully, solving it may not be too far off.
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TSA Lines: Why They’re So Long, and What You Can Do About It #IHateTheWait

TSA Lines: Why They’re So Long, and What You Can Do About It

With travelers increasingly frustrated, the Transportation Security Administration has finally spoken.

Long lines at airports are nothing new. Yet in recent weeks, understaffing, heightened periods of travel, and stricter security measures have created a perfect storm and brought the issue to a boiling point: Port Authority has threatened to replace the TSA with private contractors, and airlines have spoken out on behalf of the traveler. There’s even a designated hashtag—#IHateTheWait—and viral videos of passengers stuck in long lines, and at airports overnight. Now, the TSA is finally addressing the issue read more


Travel Tips: How to Travel With an Engagement Ring

How to Travel With an Engagement Ring

You’ve picked a proposal location—now how do you get the ring there without ruining the surprise?
There are all kinds of reasons to propose while you’re on a trip—perhaps it’s a place that has sentimental meaning for you and your significant other, or it’s when he or she will least expect it. Or maybe you just want a spectacular backdrop for the big moment. Regardless, additional complications come up when you’re surreptitiously traveling with a ring—what happens if TSA rifles through your baggage? Or if you set off a metal detector? Where in the hotel room do you hide an engagement ring? We lay out the logistics of traveling with a ring—so you can focus on the rest of the proposal. read more


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