Travel news – April 11th 2012 to April 13th 2012:
- An Affordable Private Plane Tour Of The Caribbean? – Michelle Baran recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Mauiva aircraft (Courtesy Mauiva)
- Airfare Deals: JetBlue, Allegiant, Sun Country, Alaska Airlines – posted this over on Frommer's : Get a bundle of 10 one-way tickets from JetBlue, enjoy Allegiant's new nonstop service to Honolulu, Sun Country, and Alaska Airlines.
- Why airlines should care about aviation geeks | APEX Editor’s Blog –
– Paul ThompsonAviation geeks, otherwise known as “avgeeks”, are a special kind of air traveller. They are happiest when airborne even if the passenger experience on board isn’t stellar. They can rattle off the differences between a Boeing 737-300 and a -700 or give you a blow-by-blow account of the 1983 Gimli Glider event. They are bothered by inconsistencies in movies and television shows, such as when one type of aircraft is shown but then the footage cuts to a cabin interior that clearly belongs to a diff… show all text
- Free Admission to National Parks Starting April 21 – Budget Travel recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
- VIA Rail’s Big One-Week Sale: Save 50% on Tickets – Smarter Travel has posted some info about sleeper class: See Canada by train … for half the price! VIA Rail Canada has cut select fares by 50 percent, with discounts on both economy and sleeper-class tickets.
Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- Southwest Airlines debuts ‘half carts’ on inaugural Boeing 737-800 flight; does not see bag fees in its future | APEX Editor’s Blog –
– Stephanie GehmanThe day dawned bright and chilly at Chicago’s Midway airport, site of the inaugural commercial departure of Southwest Airline’s newest fleet member. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 dubbed ‘Warrior One’, had arrived the previous evening to carry the largest passenger load in Southwest Airlines’ history. It was staffed with a full complement of crew – two pilots, four flight attendants and a handful of trainers – to ensure that flight #1717 was a customer service success.
Today’s flight represent… show all text
- Delta wins out in Twitter response times analysis | Tnooz –
– Linda FoxAirlines have in the main embraced social media although in some cases perhaps because they have been forced to respond to some vociferous consumer conversations.
Such is their presence on Twitter that SimpliFlying has got together with social media benchmarking company Unmetric to produce some nifty research on how quickly airlines respond to tweets.
The analysis is of airline activity in the past 30 days and reveals Delta Air Lines has the fastest average response time of 11 minutes via its @… show all text