Bringing you what’s new in travel for September 7th 2010 through September 8th 2010:
- Are you "Mad as Hell" about hidden airline fees? – Brad Tuttle recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
If so, a coalition of travel organizations wants to hear from you now, so that it can force airlines and booking sites to get better at disclosing fees.
- FourEyesUp Helps You Plan Your Next Nerd Vacation [Siteseeing] – Lifehacker's Adam Dachis just posted this article:
FourEyesUp won't take you to the seven wonders of the world, but instead to the birthplace of the modern computer or the home of the largest Arctic research team. It's a great resources for geeky travel destinations. More »
Read the rest at Lifehacker
- Travel Troubleshooter: Billed an Extra Day by Budget – posted this over on Frommer's : What happens when you return a rental car by dropping the keys into an after-hours box? In this traveler's case, the car rental agency charged him for a late return. Who is right?
- London: The five best values for September – Alex Robinson recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
The Thames Festival
London���s biggest end of the summer party takes place on the 11th and 12th along the banks of the River Thames between Westminster and Tower Bridge. There are free concerts from the likes of fusion band Saravah Soul, a nighttime carnival, circuses, firework displays, markets and all manner of street performers. Free
- ‘Mad as hell’ about airline fees? – RobinD_travel recently posted this over on the Bing Travel Blog:
A new website gives consumers an outlet to vent their frustration and voice their concerns about the hidden costs of flying.
If you’re a typical airline passenger with two bags, you’re paying an additional 21 percent to 153 percent of the price of your base fare for things like checked baggage and additional legroom, according to the Consumer Travel Alliance, a nonprofit consumer advocate association. The CTA presented that data in July after studying four popular flight itineraries taken by millions of travelers each year.
- Plane views: the beauty of a window seat | velvet escape’s blog – StumbleUpon –