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United still hearing complaints after switchover

United passengers are still complaining about long phone delays and other glitches following the company’s switchover to the reservation system of merger partner Continental. The Associated Press is the latest media outlet to pick up on the story, writing that the problems come “more than three weeks after a computer switchover that was supposed to […]

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Practical Traveler: Your Knees, Their Seat: Discuss

While many readers debated whether using the Knee Defender, a device that blocks the seat in front of yours from reclining, should be used onboard, others offered helpful strategies of their own for landing a better seat. Among those tips was the suggestion to peruse airline seat maps starting a few days before departure, when […]

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InsuranceCalculator.net Partners with Insurance Companies in New York to Provide Competitive Rates to New York Residents

Residents in New York can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain insurance quotes instantly online. InsuranceCalculator.net works with the top auto, home, health, life, business, and travel insurance companies in New York to help consumers save money on insurance. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Residents in New York can now use InsuranceCalculator.net to obtain […]

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Traveling for Passover

The Passover holiday has a host of historical traditions, from eating matzo to drinking four cups of wine at the Seder dinner. But one of the lesser-known traditions practiced during Passover is that of traveling away from home. As an eight-day celebration with many specific preparations tied to it, it’s easy to see why traveling […]

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Celebrity Cruises to add Los Angeles sailings

Celebrity Cruises plans to send a ship to Los Angeles in early 2014 for a series of cruises to Hawaii and the Pacific Coast. The line today announced that the 1,814-passenger Celebrity Century will sail from the city between February and May 2014 after spending the first part of the winter of 2013-14 cruising out […]

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Police: Flier attacks US Airways crew over booze

– Updated: 2:50 p.m. ET A woman on a US Airways flight from Charlotte to Fort Myers, Fla., allegedly attacked the cabin crew before being wrestled to the ground. The Associated Press says “the apparently intoxicated passenger kicked, spit on and cursed at a flight attendant after the crew member refused to serve her alcohol, […]

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In Transit Blog: Luxury Hotels Lay Out Welcome Mats in India

Sofitel Luxury HotelsA bathroom at the Sofitel Luxury Hotel in Mumbai.  Luxury hotels like the Oberoi and the Taj Mahal have long been part of the fabric of the Indian hospitality industry, but several high-end hoteliers are starting new outposts in the country. The French hospitality brand Sofitel recently opened its first hotel in India […]

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Australian couple has $1 million hospital bill after baby born in B.C.

SYDNEY – Australia’s foreign affairs minister is looking into the case of a Sydney couple stuck with a million dollar hospital bill after their daughter was born in Vancouver last August. John Kan and Rachel Evans had taken out travel insurance and extra coverage for Evans’ pregnancy without realizing the policy would not cover the […]

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Travelzoo offers ideas for spring travel

Yes, there are plenty of options in the Sunshine State, which is the focus on the Postcards blog. But the kind folks at Travelzoo have sent along some ideas if you really want to get away for the spring vacation. The editors at Travelzoo find that the best spring deals can be found in late April and […]

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Love bluegrass music? This cruise is for you

What’s billed as the first bluegrass festival at sea will take place in early 2013. Music cruise organizer Sixthman on Monday announced plans for the Mountain Song at Sea cruise, as it’s being called — a three-night, music-filled trip to the Bahamas on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sky. Kicking off in Miami on Feb. 1, […]

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