Monthly Archives: November 2011

Overhead Bin – Common air travel myths — busted

Myth: Chances of surviving an airplane crash are slimFalse. Chang cites a National Transportation Safety Board study from 1983-2000 that found that 95.7 percent of passengers in plane crashes during those years survived the incident. “In fact, there hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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How to Master the Art of Bargaining

Here is my article with tips on how to master the art of bargaining. http://tripatlas.com/stories.html?t=87972 Technorati Tags: bargain

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What’s your most inspiring travel quote? – USATODAY.com

And hearing Andersen’s poem reminded me of two Matador Network posts I’d bookmarked a while back: The 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time and The (Next) 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time. No, Andersen’s “to travel … Continue reading

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Itineraries – VIP airport lounges: How to get in

That’s exactly what happened to me before a recent flight from Newark to Phoenix. To say I was disappointed does injustice to my blighted hope. I had been looking forward to a nice glass of chilled Sancerre blanc, a complimentary … Continue reading

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Overhead Bin – Spirit Airlines fined for deceptive advertising

You didn’t think those $9 fares were real, did you? On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Spirit Airlines $50,000 for using misleading price advertising in a series of billboards, posters and Twitter messages.  In a statement, DOT … Continue reading

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What to Do in Germany | Europe a la Carte Blog

25 Things to Do in Germany Written by Amanda Kendle Ah, Germany. Everyone knows it’s there, but few people put it on the top of their travel list, preferring the standard France, Italy or Greece, or going more exotic to eastern … Continue reading

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10 of the world’s most hated airports #2 | CNNGo.com

1. Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France Don’t expect to make friends during a storm closure. “A great country worthy of the name,” President Charles de Gaulle once opined, “does not have any friends.”  True or not, it’s this sort of … Continue reading

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Travel Kit – Smart strategies to get you through winter travel

Also, it may be worth the extra money during winter to book a nonstop flight, rather than one with connections, to minimize the possibility of weather delays, Tornatore said. And, if you have a choice, try to avoid connecting through … Continue reading

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Greyhound bus driver leaves passengers stranded – Travel – News – msnbc.com

ST. LOUIS — Greyhound is conducting an investigation after a bus driver left 45 passengers stranded for about eight hours in the middle of the night at a gas station in the state of Missouri. via msnbc.msn.com I would want more … Continue reading

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That’s Ridiculous! Why Won’t Airlines Cover Stolen Computers? | Frommers.com

Here’s a question I get all the time: Why won’t an airline cover a lost or damaged computer in my checked luggage? My answer is always the same: because! Well, it’s been that way since the Wright Brothers flew a … Continue reading

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