Travel News for September 24th 2010 through September 27th 2010

Bringing you what’s new in travel for September 24th 2010 through September 27th 2010:

  • Airline Fee Chart Spells Out the True Cost of Flying [Travel] – Lifehacker's Kevin Purdy just posted this article:

    One brave soul at USA Today researched and compiled all the fees charged by U.S. airlines, from check-in through landing, in a series of fairly comprehensive charts. Leg room, frequent flier usage, bag sizes, and more are covered in their wallet-deflating infamy. More »

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  • Where to Ski and Stay in the Bavarian Alps – posted this over on Frommer's : Head over to Berchetesgaden, Germany, where the ultimate Alpine vacation includes skiing and bobsledding, touring a salt mine, and ending the day in a cozy hotel.

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  • The Other Side of OahuSmarter Travel has posted some info about leeward coast: Head just off the leeward coast of Oahu and you'll feel worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Find out what makes this Hawaiian Island worth visiting.

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  • DIY Motorcycle Rearview Camera with In-Helmet Display [DIY] – Lifehacker's Whitson Gordon just posted this article:

    If you want to more easily see the road behind you from your motorcycle, hacker Nescioqd shows us how he mounted a display inside his helmet and connected it to a rearview camera on his bike. More »

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  • What is the strangest travel fee that you’ve encountered? – Nina Willdorf recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:

    The single biggest news story in 2010 has been about all of the extra fees that airlines are charging as a way to supplement flagging revenues. In the second quarter alone, the airline industry picked up $2.1 billion in extra fees and charges.

    In our October Readers��� Choice issue, on stands now, we reported the somewhat unsurprising news that among all the many clever new fees, your absolute least favorite charge was the dreaded baggage fee. (Fortunately, with some planning and the right bag it is possible to get by with a carry-on and avoid the checked-bag fee.)

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