Travel

Americans Agree That the TSA and U.S. Airports Are Getting Better, Except in New York

The agency has resolved some of the deep staffing woes that plagued America’s airports in early 2016, and the reduced wait times have had the desired effect, according to the latest J.D. Power ratings released Thursday. Investments by airlines and airports to install self-tagging baggage and check-in kiosks have also boosted customer satisfaction, the report found. Passengers rated Orlando, Detroit, Las …

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Orange mayor seeks more transparency for Visit Orlando

Five days after state House Speaker Richard Corcoran vowed a crackdown on Visit Orlando and other tourism agencies, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is calling for the group to disclose details of major sponsorship agreements when its contract with the county is renewed in 2018. In addition, Jacobs wants the U.S. Tennis Association’s controversial multiyear deal with Visit Orlando to …

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JetBlue’s Founder Joins Bid to Start Private Jet Commuter Service

  David Neeleman, the founder of JetBlue Airways Corp., registered a new aviation business this summer in Connecticut, sparking immediate speculation in the airline industry that he might be starting a new U.S. airline. He is—sort of. (Photographer: Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images) Neeleman, 57, is joining a plan to launch a charter air enterprise, tentatively called Azura Airways Corp., using …

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When flyClever May Actually Be Able to Help You Save on Airfare

FlyClever – Suppose you have a long-haul flight coming up, a fixed departure and arrival airport, and a convenient time frame for travel. You’ve searched all of your favorite search engines and have a few leads, but no great deals that particularly take your interest. You could go through a travel agency, but this seems like an unnecessary hassle, and …

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You Can Book A Stay In A Luxury Treehouse Inside An African Volcano

Treehouse – If you’ve dreamed of taking an exotic adventure—this may just be the one for you. The Bisate Lodge is situated inside of an eroded volcanic cone (yes, you read that right: it’s inside a volcano) and offers views of the Volcanoes National Park, gorillas and more of the beauty Rwanda has to (offer.Wilderness Safaris) The Bisate Lodge is made up …

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British Airways’ Strike Gives Muscat Passengers A Nice Upgrade

Since June this year, British Airways’ mixed fleet crew have been on strike. Thankfully, the impact hasn’t been as large as when it happens at Lufthansa or Air France. In fact, for passengers the experience has been quite positive. Many intra-European passengers have been enjoying Qatar A320s on certain routes. This was an especially big upgrade for Club Europe passengers. …

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Southwest Airlines Employee Delivers Bag To Cancer Patient

Southwest Airlines is a customer favorite. In fact, the airline consistently ranks high on the travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.  And, the airline is among a few that will compensate you for delayed or canceled flights.(Getty Images | Scott Olson – Above) Now, Southwest is giving us another reason to love it: one of the company’s employees …

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American Officially Makes Their Auckland Flight Seasonal

Last June American launched flights between Los Angeles and Auckland, which was part of their transpacific expansion out of LAX. This came just several months after American launched flights between Los Angeles and Sydney. However, the Los Angeles to Auckland flight clearly hasn’t been performing as well as they had hoped. In April we learned that American would be suspending …

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