Travel news – July 17th 2012 to July 19th 2012:
- Chinese airline will add ‘787’ Dreamliner flights from Chicago – USATODAY.com –
China's Hainan Airlines will dukie it out against United and American next year on the competitive route between Chicago O'Hare and Beijing.
- Free Upgrade on BritRail FlexiPass Next Year – Smarter Travel has posted some info about flexipass: Buy a four- or eight-day BritRail second-class FlexiPass between July 20 and August 31 and get a first-class pass for the second-class price.
Head over to www.smartertravel.com to read the whole article.
- US Airways to exit Star Alliance if it merges with American – USATODAY.com –
US Airways CEO Doug Parker says the airline will leave Star Alliance if it merges with American
- Snow globes shake-up: TSA soon will allow them in carry-on bags – latimes.com –
Small snow globes will receive a reprieve from the list of excluded items you can carry on a plane this summer, according to the Transportation Security Administration . The trinkets now fall into the same no-no category as box cutters and knives — unless they are stored in checked luggage.
- Should Celebrities Be Able to See Museums Privately? – Sean O'Neill recently posted this on This Just In… Newsweek's Travel Blog:
Madonna recently caused a stir—surprise, surprise—when she paid Florence's Uffizi Gallery a private visit after hours with her boyfriend, her son, and a 15-person entourage.
- Atlanta airport still busiest, but Beijing gaining – AviationPros.com –
ATLANTA – A new report on airport traffic shows that Atlanta's airport remains the world's busiest, but Beijing's airport is gaining ground.
- #TTOT Topic for… | Facebook –
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- Travel Troubleshooter: My Dog is Sick & My Hotel Won’t Let Me Rebook – posted this over on Frommer's : A traveler wants to rebook his Caribbean vacation in order to take of his injured dog. Will the booking site allow an exception to its nonrefundable policies?