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Are you an average traveler? Have you been to the most popular destinations so far for 2013? Are men traveling more than women? All these questions are answered below, thanks to Sojern! They released their study from over 400 million traveler data points, and the results are surprising on some ends (Phoenix was one of the most popular travel destinations?), and expected on others (95% of travelers flew coach). Check out the infographic below to find out more cool facts! Read more
We got word today that Samoa Airlines is now the first carrier to charge more for overweight passengers. The chief executive of the airline, Chris Langton, commented: “There are no extra fees in terms of excess baggage or anything – it is just a kilo is a kilo is a kilo.”
Samoa is one of those lovely nations that see a high obesity rate, and Langton believes this new pay-as-you-weigh system will increase health awareness. Read more
The woman whose camera went missing five years ago after a diving trip to Hawaii has been identified! Her underwater camera made a 5,200-mile Pacific Ocean journey from off the coast of Maui to a beach in Taiwan. After many calls out into the world-wide-web, Lindsay Crumbley Scallan was finally found after a friend recognized her on a TV news story. Back in 2007, Scallan had been visiting Hawaii from her home state of Georgia. Read more
It’s been a busy week in travel news. From an unexpected (and welcome) pizza delivery on grounded flights across the country, to news in the travel guidebook world, and updates to airline procedures, we’ve got all the news, quick and easy.
Passengers on Delta flights this week got a delicious pizza surprise while they were waiting on the tarmac. One flight originally due to land in Atlanta, was diverted to Knoxville due to tornado warnings in Georgia. Passengers on another Delta flight, also bound for Atlanta but diverted to Savannah, got special treatment with fresh pizza, too. Read more
Airports: Can’t live with ‘em, can’t fly to dazzling locations across the globe without ‘em. But recently, they’ve made headlines an awful lot. We’ve collected a few choice stories from the skies this week, from good samaritans to free Wi-Fi on flights.
A recent study (performed by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Best Western) found that many travelers find it difficult to take vacation. And when they do manage to get away, they can’t fully unplug from work stress. Fifty-two percent of the respondents said that work was more likely to ruin their vacation than bad weather! And, a whopping 68 percent of people 35 and older said that “their job is the number one reason for needing a vacation, yet a majority does not plan to take all of their vacation time.”
Well folks, rest assured. We’ve got the cure for you. Kick your feet back and relax as we bring vacation to you – and remind you why taking some time off is well-worth it. Now, check out our top 25 deals and get away! Read more
United Airlines announced today that they are expanding their baggage delivery service by BagsVIP. The service (launched just a month ago) allows you to skip the hassle of baggage claim and instead have your bags delivered to your home, hotel, or final destination.
The service is only available to customers departing from domestic airports and arriving in one of 36 cities. Among them are Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, and Boston. Read more
A few years ago, a fake trailer for a sequel to James Cameron’s mega-movie Titanic made the internet rounds, and it was a pretty big hit. The video is fun and silly – the “movie” is about Jack Dawson surviving in a block of ice at the bottom of the ocean, and having to adjust to modern day. The main joke is the trailer itself. How wacky would it be to have a Titanic II? That’s just too crazy for the real world, right? Right?
Not quite. Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has unveiled construction plans for the Titanic II, a “full-scale re-creation” of the White Star Liner that tragically sank in April 1912, killing more than 1,500 passengers. Palmer said as Titanic was the ship of dreams, Titanic II will be, “the ship where dreams come true.” Read more
Like most planes, trains, and automobiles, news in the travel world moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss a great deal, or the newest airline perk. We’ve scoured all corners of the internet to round up the most notable travel news this week, from a low-cost French rail service to speedier TSA screenings.
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