Bringing you what’s new in travel for January 6th 2012 through January 28th 2012:
- From Twitter – We’re now on Google+! About time I got around to that. http://t.co/tLBKBUL9
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- Boeing disputes 737 Max development cost report–
Boeing disputes the cost estimates detailed in a recent Bernstein Research note claiming development of the 737 Max will be twice that of the Airbus A320neo,…
- Five Nights in Tokyo, from $1,399 With Air – posted this over on Frommer’s : This five-night Tokyo trip will save you more than $300 per person, leaving you plenty to spend on sushi, sake, and the latest fashion trends.
- Are Electric Car-Charging Stations the New Must-Have Hotel Amenity? – Valerie Rains recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:
- Receive Free Nights with Australia Packages – Smarter Travelhas posted some info about australia vacation: If you’ve bothered to travel all the way Down Under, why not stay a little longer? Book select airfare-inclusive Australia vacation packages from Trafalgar and tack up to three extra nights on to your package for free.Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- What airport is the ‘world’s worst?’ – HeidiS recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:Quick: What’s the worst airport you’ve ever encountered? It’s a tough question – these days there are so many bad airports to choose from. If you’ve traveled anywhere by air in the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly come across airports with crumbling infrastructure, overcrowded terminals, terrible weather, filthy floors, bad or nonexistent food, impossible-to-navigate layouts, baffling signage, and more.
Bing Travel called attention to the worst of the worst in our slide show, World’s Worst Airports, but we’re not alone in our schadenfreude. Each year the website Sleepinginairports.net releases its candidates for the year’s worst terminals (read about the dubious “winner” from 2011), and Frommer’s has just released its list of candidates for World’s Worst Airport Terminals (read more here). Frequent travelers will recognize some of the usual suspects: Paris’ Charles de Gaulle always seems to make the top 10 list of worst airports, for good reason. JFK and LaGuardia each have their own special drawbacks, as does perennially congested LAX and Atlanta-Hartsfield.
While statistics on airport delays and bad weather can help pinpoint some of the worst candidates, picking others is often a judgment call. So, fellow travelers, judge away! We want to know what airport would top your list for:
1. Worst delays
2. Worst weather
3. Worst services / lack of services
5. Most unfriendly
6. Worst Layout / Navigation
8. Overall just plain bad
- Save 50% on Colorado Ski Packages – Smarter Travelhas posted some info about keystone ski resort: A weekend ski trip for less than $500? It does exist! Pay just $475 per couple for a two-night package at Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado.Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- Free Flights to Crested Butte, Colorado – Smarter Travelhas posted some info about crested butte colorado: You can save more than $1,000 on your airfare to Colorado! Book a package to Crested Butte, Colorado, and Ski.com will throw in up to three extra plane tickets for free.Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- Airfare Deals: Air France, Air Canada & Air New Zealand – posted this over on Frommer’s : Find low fares from Air France, get a promo code from Air Canada, and book now for Air New Zealand’s fare sale.
- TODAY Travel – Relax in the new yoga room at San Francisco airport–
– Harriet BaskasCourtesy of San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport now has a yoga room where frazzled travelers can take a few moments to relax before or after a flight.
By Harriet Baskas, msnbc.com contributor
Stressed-out travelers willing and able to be flexible now have a new way to relax and refresh at San Francisco International Airport.
On Thursday, the airport officially opens what it claims is the world’s first dedicated yoga room at an airport.
“The room gives modern… show all text
- British Houses & Gardens: 16 Sensational Sites – posted this over on Frommer’s : See fascinating palaces, homes, and gardens where landscape and interior design were pushed to new heights.
- Chinese New Year: A surprisingly Affordable Time to Visit Hong Kong – Nicholas DeRenzo recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:
Hong Kong lights up at night. (Courtesy Globotours)
- Surprise Dance on Finnair Flight to celebrate India’s Republic Day–
- Cruise Ship Dress Codes: What To Wear at Sea – posted this over on Frommer’s : Evening wear aboard ship is about the same wherever you go, but your destination definitely affects what you’ll need during the day.
- In the footsteps of Monty Halls in North Uist | VisitBritain Super Blog–
– John WilliamsSome days the effect of the sun can be felt not only on the skin, it can actually seem to warm our hearts. As I gazed at the turquoise hues of the sea lapping the deserted, white sandy beaches either side of the narrow headland, I had to make an effort to remember that I was on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
I was on the Udal Peninsula following a trail marked out by the British TV Celebrity, Monty Halls, for his booklet to raise funds for the Hebridean Rangers. Monty lived close to show all text
- Stay at Marriott, Get a Free Flight – Smarter Travelhas posted some info about marriott hotels: It’s simple: Stay for a few nights and get a free flight! Book the Stay Here, Fly There package at participating Marriott hotels and receive a complimentary companion flight, plus free resort credit.Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- Costa Concordia Sinking Leaves Other Cruise-Ship Passengers Alarmed — and Out of Luck | Frommers.com–
– <a href="http://www.frommers.com/community/persona.html?UID=826400">Christopher Elliott</a><br>Tribune Media ServicesPassengers who are nervous about sailing will find that most cruise lines aren’t issuing penalty-free refunds.
- Costa Concordia Sinking Leaves Other Cruise-Ship Passengers Alarmed — and Out of Luck – posted this over on Frommer’s : Passengers who are nervous about sailing will find that most cruise lines aren’t issuing penalty-free refunds.
- Where To Go For Snow – Michelle Baran recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:
Jackson Hole on Jan. 24, 2012 (Courtesy Julie Weinberger/Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
- Boeing expects no 787 rework on mid-60s line number–
Boeing will build a factory complete 787 that requires no post-assembly rework during mid-year, the company confirmed.Company CEO Jim McNerney said a…
- Great ethnic neighborhoods – HeidiS recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:Where can you get a taste of Tokyo — in Paris? Or take a ramble through Russia without leaving New York? Ethnic neighborhoods, places populated by immigrants and the children of immigrants, are in almost all major cities nowadays, allowing people of the majority culture to enjoy the riches of others.
In the new Bing Travel slide show, Great Ethnic Neighborhoods, freelance writer Pauline Frommer strolls through 12 vibrant ethnic neighborhoods around the world, from a Danish village in California to a London neighborhood where you can pay for your pub meal in rupees.
Got any tips on a great ethnic neighborhood you’ve encountered in your travels? Share it by leaving a comment below.
- Tony Hsieh’s new $350 million startup – Fortune Tech–
– leighgallagherThe Zappos CEO is trading shoes for urban planning — and spending big bucks to rebuild downtown Las Vegas.
By Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editorTony Hsieh
FORTUNE — Tony Hsieh is well known for building Zappos into a billion-plus company, and perhaps even better known for building an unusually strong culture that encourages employees to have fun, embrace quirks and “create fun with a little weirdness.” He’s become a workplace evangelist of sorts: his 2010 book Delivering Happiness,… show all text
- Cruise Deals for the Week of Jan. 26, 2011 – posted this over on Frommer’s : See the fjords of Norway, try out a transatlantic voyage, cruise in the Caribbean, and book more great cruise vacations that come with extra savings.
- Cracks found on A380 wing parts called ‘non-critical’ – USATODAY.com–
Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways said this morning that they have discovered cracks on the wing ribs of some of their A380s, Reuters reports. …
- Busted for Bringing Cupcakes and Bagels Through TSA Checkpoints? – Brad Tuttle recently posted this on This Just In…Newsweek’s Travel Blog:Among the latest revelations from passenger confrontations with the TSA: You can’t bring a tub of cream cheese through a checkpoint. Spread it on bagels, though, and there’s no problem.
- PhotoBlog – 1,312 feet! World’s highest cable-stayed bridge built in Mexico–
Alfredo Guerrero / Mexican Presidency via EPA
The Baluarte bridge, built between Durango and Sinaloa states in Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2012.
The world’s highest cable-stayed bridge has been constructed in Mexico. The Baluarte Bridge is 1,124 meters (3,687 feet) long and hangs at over 400 meters (1,312 feet) high, according to Reuters.
The BBC reports that the Eiffel Tower would easily fit under its central span, and that the engineering feat has been recognised by officials from the Guinness World of show all text