Category: air travel

Incredible discounts on airfare to Paris!

Can it really be true?  Norwegian airlines recently announced terrific low cost fares from Ft Lauderdale, Los Angeles and New York JFK to Paris.  Seems they’re getting into the low cost, no-frills air fare business competing with Ryan air and some of the other discount carriers in Europe. It's about time we saw some of that same sort of competition for trans Atlantic flights as the major carriers don't really seem…

The Guadeloupe Islands: Direct Flights from the USA!

[caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Exploring the French Caribbean Walk[/caption] We've offered walking tours to the Guadeloupe Islands in the French Caribbean for a number of years, but only recently (Dec 1) could you fly direct from the USA.  Believe it or not, the only routing available previously was to fly to Pointe-à-Pitre via Paris.  We even offered stopover hotels in Paris as part of the tour package.  You could also fly via Puerto…

Airlines unleash a slew of fare discounts…

Airfares are typically cheap this time of year, which is traditionally the slowest period for travel. What’s news is the number of carriers slashing prices on tickets for flights in the spring and even early summer.We saw this article in the Star-Telegram noting that many international destinations are on sale even for flights departing in June. If you are planning on travel to Europe, move quickly! Once sales are advertised…

Air France Makes the Skies More Friendly

Don’t put away that cell phone just yet on your next flight over France. You may soon be able to talk with friends and family or whomever you desire while flying the friendly skies. AirFrance, with partner OnAir, are launching a trial of inflight voice calls in what is the first full mobile phone service onboard a commercial aircraft.The trial started several months ago, allowing passengers to send and receive…

British Airways’ Heathrow Fiasco

No doubt you’ve heard about the mess created by British Airways at their new highly-touted terminal at Heathrow in London. Starting with the first flight out of the terminal, the luggage system did not function properly, causing thousands of lost bags and an equal number of frustrated travelers, one irate Naomi Campbell included (later arrested for her tirade).Sure, one never expects international travel to be fun (the good stuff starts…

Say Goodbye to Leg Cramps on Long Flights

Tired of cramped seats on long overseas flights? Finally, an airline has come up with a reasonable option to give squished flyers a little more space.JetBlue, already known for its legroom, announced recently that’s it has reconfigured its A320 fleet so that there are six rows with even more legroom! So, for a fee as low as $10 extra bucks you can get a full 38 inches (their regular seats…

Gold Performance by Silverjet

In an era where airlines continue to do things wrong, it seems one at least is doing some things right. Silverjet, a British airline offering a private plane experience for significantly less cost, recently released some impressive statistics for February, showing 87% of their departures were on time and that they had filled 10% more seats than the previous month.“We are delighted to report that Silverjet is the most punctual…

Are You Ready for Spring Break?

Let the festivities begin! Spring break is almost here and that means college students and families will be heading out on trips across the world. If a spring break adventure abroad is part of your plans this year, make sure you have all the documents you need to travel in time for your departure date.According to the US Department of State: As of January of last year, everyone traveling into…

Share Your Thoughts With the TSA

Got something to say – good or bad – about the Transportation Security Administration? Check out their blog at www.tsa.gov/blog, which started Jan. 30, and let them know your thoughts.According to a New York Times article, Kip Hawley, TSA director, started the blog titled Evolution of Security, “to harness the amount of energy that’s out there, and our need to get the passenger and us on the same side.”And it’s…

Continental Goes High Tech

If it’s entertainment you’re looking for on your next flight, then you should consider booking with Continental. The Houston-based airlines just announced that beginning in January 2009, it will offer in-flight satellite television and Wi-Fi Internet access through an agreement with LiveTV LLC, a unit of JetBlue Airways Corp.The new features will be available on US flights at every seat on next generation aircraft. Satellite television will be free in…

And Another Aviation Update…

If you’re a frequent flyer like us, limits on the number of flights to an airport makes us cringe a little. So when we heard about new caps on flights to New York City, we were concerned. Although congestion is problem in the skies around New York City and we are all for improvements to air travel, all of our international trips require travelers to fly to major hubs, including…

Watch out for your batteries…

Concerns that batteries on board planes could overheat and catch fire resulted in new regulations that took effect Jan. 1 for travelers who carry batteries on flights. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, travelers are no longer allowed to pack loose lithium batteries in their checked luggage. Instead, passengers can pack spare batteries in plastic bags or original retail packaging in their checked luggage.Now if you’re wondering about your…