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Will American bankruptcy impact cruisers?

Industry watchers say today’s bankruptcy filing by American Airlines should have little immediate impact on cruisers, despite the dominant role the company plays in flights to Miami — the world’s largest cruise hub. American is operating flight schedules and taking reservations as usual during the bankruptcy process, and it should be “business as usual” over […]

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Hyatt Hotels to make kids’ menus healthier

In a move that could ripple across the hotel industry, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts today will announce a commitment to making its kids’ menus healthier, Hyatt tells Hotel Check-In. The news means that over the coming year, you’ll likely see fruits or vegetables automatically arrive on your child’s plate – instead of fries or chips. […]

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American Airlines bankruptcy unlikely to disrupt fliers

AMR Corp., the parent to American and American Eagle, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in federal bankruptcy court in New York to restructure the company’s debt and costs. The airlines, which flew a combined 9 million passengers in October, said flight schedules and reservations would operate as usual. “This is a difficult decision, but it […]

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In Transit Blog: How Does the American Airlines Bankruptcy Affect You?

Scott Olson/Getty Images American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, is among the last of the major carriers to do so, raising predictable questions for customers about how the changes will affect them. Based on what can be gleaned from the bankruptcies of other airlines over the past few years, the general answer is […]

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Don’t be left stranded

Disrupted … passengers in Perth attempt to rebook flights after the Chilean volcanic ash cloud disrupted travel earlier this year. Photo: AFP Here are 10 things you need to know about travel insurance before you buy. Let me count the ways you could have needed your travel insurance this year: Cyclone Yasi in Queensland, Hurricane […]

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Hotel holiday gift ideas

Hotel holiday gift ideas Previous Next Buy this photo from Sun media Give the gift of travel and Fairmont will pass the holiday cheer on. Buy a Fairmont Hotels Resorts gift card – available in denominations of $50 to $5,000 – and Fairmont will make a $5 donation to National Geographic’s Committee for Research and […]

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Protestors block cruise ship in Hawaii

A small cruise ship scheduled to visit the Hawaiian island of Molokai over the weekend was blocked by protestors worried about its impact. American Safari Cruises’ 36-passenger Safari Explorer cancelled a stop at Molokai on Saturday after encountering protestors on boats and surfboards while approaching the island’s Kaunakakai Harbor. The vessel instead spent the day […]

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Do locals really crash hotel breakfast buffets?

We’ve all heard of wedding crashers… but free-hotel-breakfast-buffet crashers? Yes, it’s true. In these difficult economic times, the Miami New Times says, cash-strapped locals are increasingly posing as hotel guests to dine for free on pastries, cereal, fruit, eggs, bacon and yogurt. (I can’t help but wonder if they take the time to pour batter […]

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What are your rights when you fly?

Bumping (involuntary denied boarding), domestic flights, U.S.  Scenario: The airline sells more fares than it has seats on your flight. Someone’s got to stay behind and that someone is you. MORE: If you’re bumped from a flight, you may be stuck Recourse: You may be entitled to cash compensation. If you’re bumped from a flight […]

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In Transit Blog: Paris ‘Nap Bar’ Provides Respite for Worn-Out Visitors

Mai ChauAt the Zen Bar à Sieste in Paris. Paris Sore feet, aching limbs and the midafternoon slump are all enemies of the ambitious tourist. Now, visitors to Paris can turn those unpleasantries into sweet dreams with a new “bar” devoted to naps. Located in the heart of the city, the Zen Bar à Sieste (29 […]

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