Today in Travel News for September 1st 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for September 1st 2010

  • Where to Search for the Best AirfareSmarter Travel has posted some info about ed perkins: You've probably already used one of the big online airfare search systems, but you may be searching in the wrong place for your specific needs. Ed Perkins explains.

    Head over to to read the whole article.

  • Ask Trip Coach: Cruising – Brad Tuttle recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    We're aiming to tackle a biggie in the travel industry, so send us all the questions you have about cruising now.

  • OTA update: Orbitz makes hotel-search improvements – JD Rinne recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    In the past, Orbitz has earned our kudos in the past for its customer-friendly attitude. The company's Price Assurance program sends an automatic refund if another Orbitz customer books the same hotel room for less. And with the Enhanced Low Price Guarantee (which we blogged about last fall) travelers who find their hotel room for a lower price on another site can get a refund for the difference and a $50 discount on a future Orbitz booking. Plus, Orbitz also shows up-front prices with taxes and fees included—a particularly nice feature for us budget travelers.

  • Adioso Finds the Best Deals for Travelers with Flexible Travel Plans [Travel] – Lifehacker's Jason Fitzpatrick just posted this article:

    There are plenty of ticket search engines that will help you find the best price for a specific day and time. Adioso takes a different tact, showing you the best times to fly within a longer, more flexible travel window. More »

    Read the rest at Lifehacker

  • Jerks on a plane – RobinD_travel recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:

    When former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater announced his resignation over the plane’s public address system, grabbed a beer and then hopped out of the jet via the evacuation slide, his actions struck a nerve with travelers everywhere.

    Flying is a modern engineering marvel — but it can also be a living hell. The tiny seats, cramped conditions and mind-numbing noise have caused more than one person to behave less than admirably in a confined space.

    Frightfully boorish conduct is the inspiration for Bing Travel’s new slideshow, “Jerks on a Plane.” From hogging the overhead bin to blocking the aisle with your bare feet or screeching at the top of your lungs, we present a lighthearted look at the many ways passengers behave badly at 30,000 feet.

    What are your favorite examples of “jerks on a plane”? Share your thoughts in the comments section. Caution: Oxygen masks may or may not deploy when you let off steam.

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