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Delta adds $3 surcharge between Europe, U.S.

Delta Air Lines on Monday added a $3 surcharge each way to flights between the United States and Europe, a day after a European Union law went into effect charging airlines for their greenhouse gas emissions. Trebor Banstetter, a spokesman for Delta, would not comment on whether or not the law, part of the Emissions […]

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T Magazine: Knitty Gritty

Ed Hepburne-Scott Chunky, cabled, cropped — wool is popping up in everyone’s wardrobes this season. (Chalk it up to all those knitting clubs and yarn-bombers.) But who would expect to check into a hotel room and find the sheets, the bedside lamp and even the morning breakfast knitted? Such is the case in the Do […]

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Travel insurers under fire over medical get-out clauses

In these policies, if a customer develops a new condition after buying the policy, the insurers advise them to check with their doctor if they are still fit to travel. Last year the FOS said that it had seen a sharp increase in the number of complaints about travel insurance. In most cases the cause […]

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Family Travel Resolutions for the New Year

As the new year begins, we look for more opportunities to plan perfect Disney vacations for our families; or at the very least to try! This week, our Parenting Panel took time out from their holiday celebrations to share: What Disney-related resolutions do you have for 2012? advertisement Chris, also known as GusMan, is always […]

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United, Continental fliers bid for experiences

United Continental Holdings today launched MileagePlus Headliners, an auction program that lets frequent fliers of the newly merged United and Continental Airlines use their miles to bid for experiences such as trips and tickets to theater and sporting events. More than a dozen auction items were made available today, including a pilot training session in […]

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Spaceflights Get Ready to Board Business Class

The first flights of the new airlines that will take tourists past the threshold of space are poised to take off in 2012, and getting a seat on one is not all that different from booking a trip someplace on Earth. You can sign up on the Web site of, say, Virgin Galactic, the most […]

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John Hancock Financial Joins Travel Insurance Marketplace

John Hancock Financial has entered the travel insurance marketplace. The company’s product will be distributed by John Hancock Insurance Agency and underwritten by Old Republic Insurance Co. of Greenberg, Penn. The new travel insurance product combines cancellation, interruption, medical, accident and baggage protection, as well as 24-hour multi-lingual emergency services. “Going forward we also see opportunities […]

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Most important travel trends of 2012

Which of these scenarios is most likely to happen to you in 2012? At the hotel breakfast buffet, you find congee and stir-fried noodles along with the usual bacon and eggs. You book a cruise for the first time ever. You crowd-source your vacation. If you guessed all of the above, you’re on to something. […]

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NCL announces winter itinerary for new ship

Norwegian Cruise Line’s next ship, the Norwegian Breakaway, will spend most of its first winter sailing from New York to the Bahamas and Florida. The line today announced the 4,000-passenger vessel, which debuts in May 2013, will operate a series of 25 seven-night cruises to the region starting on Oct. 13, 2013. The ship also […]

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Vintage find in Toronto hotel: Pay phones

TORONTO – How often do you see pay phones in hotels anymore in the age of the cell phone? I took this shot of three, wall-mounted pay phones during our quick stop at the city’s “current” Four Seasons hotel last week. The pay phones are located in a highly visible spot near the lobby restrooms. […]

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