Travel News – August 28th 2012 to August 31st 2012

Travel news – August 28th 2012 to August 31st 2012:

  • Good or Bad Idea: Wiring Donkeys for WiFi? – Laura Michonski recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

  • Time for Airlines to Take a Stand on Breast-feeding Passengers – posted this over on Frommer's : Are airlines looking the other way when it comes to the needs of breast-feeding travelers? You may be surprised to learn that many airlines lack formal policies when it comes to breast-feeding passengers.
  • Save Money on Airfare by Buying in Bulk – Kaeli Conforti recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
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    Purchase 10 one–way flights at a time with JetBlue Go Packs (Courtesy DieselDemon/Flickr)

    JetBlue recently released a new way for you to get a bargain on airfares: The Go Pack. The basic idea is brilliant—especially for business travelers and those who are constantly visiting relatives or friends in nearby cities they'd rather not drive to—allowing people to buy 10 one–way flights to certain cities based on the hub you plan to leave from the most. Let's say you live in New York City but are constantly visiting your relatives in Boston or Washington D.C. You can purchase a block of tickets between the three cities—this particular block also includes Baltimore, all D.C. area airports, JFK, and Newark—for a set price, pay $7 in air taxes each time, and off you go. Go Packs are on sale through Sept. 6th, or while supplies last, and travel dates are Sept. 12th through Dec. 19th, 2012 with blackout dates between Nov. 20th and Nov. 26th.

  • From Twitter – Fear of Flying   (Fear of Flying? This Airline Has You Covered – This Just In – Travel Blog)
  • Anthony Bourdain’s Last Season of ‘No Reservations’ Airs Labor Day – Kaeli Conforti recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    It's the end of an era—well, almost. Anthony Bourdain's hit travel show, No Reservations, will begin its last season on The Travel Channel at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 3rd, with an episode featuring Austin, Texas. The final season will showcase cities around the world, with the series finale planned for Brooklyn, New York.

  • Travel Troubleshooter: A Flight Attendant Took My Camera & I Want It Back – posted this over on Frommer's : A traveler is forced to gate-check his bag before he can retrieve his camera. After the camera goes missing, should the airline compensate him since he intended to carry the camera on the plane?
  • New Airport Plans Make Machu Picchu More Accessible—Where Would You Add A New Airport? – Nicholas DeRenzo recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    The legendary Incan city of Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most treasured destinations. And the act of just getting there has always been half the fun (or maybe half the headache) of any Peruvian trip. You would normally fly into Lima and then take a bus, a car, a train, a taxi a hike, or a horse to the ruins—adventurous, sure, but far from convenient. Not for long!

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