Travel news – April 9th 2012 to April 11th 2012:
- Would You Take A Cocktail Class At Your Hotel? – Valerie Rains recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
There's a certain kind of romance in a hotel bar—probably the same kind of romance you would have found in an airport bar before air travel became the gauntlet of bad moods and awkward undressings that it generally feels like today. In their best form, hotel bars can create the illusion that all within are adventurers, nomads, and international men and women of mystery. But does it still have that same allure when you're behind the bar, mixing the drinks yourself? More and more hotels are betting on it, and introducing cocktail classes for guests as one of the latest trendy amenities.
- Travel Troubleshooter: Code-sharing Confusion Grounds My Vacation – posted this over on Frommer's : Due to code-sharing chaos, a traveler is unable to board a flight to the Bahamas for vacation. Could this travel nightmare have been avoided?
- Are You Okay With Allegiant’s New Carry-On Fees? – Michelle Baran recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
- Secret gardens, hidden courtyards – Bing Travel recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:
On a trip to New Orleans a couple of years ago, one of my main pleasures as a visitor was wandering the streets and catching glimpses of gardens and courtyards tucked inside old buildings, the tantalizing view often framed by a locked metal gate. I wanted badly to be able to open the gates and enter those magical places, which seemed so cool and inviting after the city’s muggy heat.
- READERS’ CHOICE: Last Chance! Tell Us Your Picks! – Budget Travel recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Time is running out for you to weigh in on our Readers' Choice polls. The response has been great so far, and we want to hear more.
- PHOTOS: Can flight attendant fashions be fierce and functional? | APEX Editor’s Blog –
– Stephanie GehmanFrom the figure-enhancing uniforms worn by Pan Am stewardesses in the early 1960s to the hot pants donned by crew at Southwest Airlines in the 1970s, flight attendant fashions have long fascinated and even titillated the flying public, and in turn have played a role in the passenger experience. But recent decades have seen airlines embrace practicality over flamboyance in uniform design. With the help of Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum archives manager Marie Force, as well as some current a… show all text
- Qantas completes repairs on QF32 aircraft after 18 months –
Repairs have been completed on a Qantas Airways Airbus A380 that experienced an uncontained engine failure over Singapore in November 2010. The aircraft,…